36-year-old man struck by truck at Manhattan intersection, driver in custody: Police

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan -- A man was hospitalized after he was hit by a truck at a busy intersection in Manhattan Wednesday night.

Police say a 36-year-old man was walking eastbound on West 73rd Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side before 7:30 p.m. when he was struck by a DHL truck.

They say the truck was traveling southbound on Broadway at the time of the crash.

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Authorities say the victim was taken to St. Luke's Hospital for severe head trauma.

The driver of the truck, 27-year-old Brenden Arzu, was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Arzu was charged Thursday with DWI and vehicular assault.

The victim remains in critical condition.

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