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New York Jets Fan Struck By Car During Celebratory Sled Ride, Killed

Some sobering and tragic news out of Staten Island in the wake of the Jets big win over the Patriots last night: Raymond Larsen, a 46-year-old man was struck and killed when he was run over by a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe driven by a 61-year-old woman at approximately 8:52 p.m. Larsen was taking a celebratory sled ride down his steep driveway when he and the sled entered the roadway and into oncoming traffic.

From a report on (via Pro Football Talk):

The car struck Larsen, and when police and emergency workers arrived, he was unconscious and unresponsive. Larsen was taken to Staten Island University Hospital, Prince’s Bay, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver, a 61-year-old woman who police have not identified, remained on the scene, police said. She did not have alcohol in her system, and investigators do not suspect any criminality on her part, authorities said.

Neighbors said they heard a loud sound, similar to a car hitting a pothole, and then minutes later heard ambulances and saw Larsen, clad in a New York Jets Mark Sanchez jersey, bleeding from the head, lifeless. Larsen reportedly took the disc-like sled out for a celebratory joyride after the Jets upset the New England Patriots in a playoff game last night. The game ended about an hour before the accident occurred.


Jets joyride turns deadly for Staten Island fan [ (via Pro Football Talk)]