Pedestrian fatally struck in truck collision

December 21, 2009 7:19:59 AM PST
A pedestrian walking on the sidewalk was fatally struck in a crash of two trucks on the East Side Monday morning.The victim was on the sidewalk when he was struck near at the intersection of Park Avenue and East 50th Street.

The man was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A box truck that apparently made an illegal left from Park Avenue to East 50th Street collided with a pickup truck, which was northbound on Park Avenue.

The force of the collision pushed the box truck onto the sidewalk, mowing down the victim.

Neither driver was injured. Both were tested and came up negative for alcohol consumption.

However, the box truck driver will likely be charged with driving with a suspended license.


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