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WOODSIDE, Queens (PIX11)– A pedestrian was critically hurt Thursday morning when a hit-and-run driver slammed into him along one of the most dangerous roads in the city.

The crash happened about 2 a.m. near 60th Street and Queens Boulevard in the Woodside section of Queens.

The unidentified male victim was taken to a hospital and listed in critical condition, authorities said.

Police are searching for the driver of a black Ford Expedition with front-end damage.

The section of Queens Boulevard was closed for nearly two hours for the investigation.

Despite efforts to curb crashes — including adding countdown clocks to intersections like the one where the pedestrian was struck — Queens Boulevard remains one of the most dangerous roadways in the city.

A survey by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, an advocacy group dedicated to reducing car dependency, ranked it the fifth deadliest street in the five boroughs, with five deaths during a two-year period.