Man killed in freak forklift accident in Brooklyn

CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A freak accident in Brooklyn killed a 47-year-old man.

Police say he was pinned between a forklift and a flatbed truck near 1949 Broadway Avenue in Cypress Hills.

The man was driving the forklift and got off and walked between the two vehicles - that is when the forklift rolled forward and pinned him against the truck.

The accident happened just after 3 p.m. Saturday.

A police investigation is underway.

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