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Man Fatally Struck by Sanitation Truck

by CrownHeights.info

An early morning crash claimed the life of a 37-year-old Hispanic man as he was crossing the street on Brooklyn Avenue near Eastern Parkway. The entire area is closed off due to a police investigation.

The crash occurred sometime before 7:00am, the victim appeared to have been crossing the street when he was fatally struck by a sanitation garbage collection truck on Brooklyn Avenue between Lincoln Rd. and Eastern Parkway.

Over an hour later the victim’s body, draped with a white cloth, was still lying in the street as the investigation is being conducted.

Due to the investigation Oholei Torah bus drivers were not allowed to get their school buses and the school issued a hasty notice to parents to arrange other transportation. Additionally, the parkway service lanes from Kingston Avenue all the way to New York Avenue are closed and parents are instructed to drop students off at the corner of New York and Eastern.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

11 Comments

  • 1. Brooklyn wrote:

    This is the second fatally of a garbage truck related incident in this area in 4 years. And I’m sure there are more all over brooklyn. Time for an investigaton of these drivers.

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    • 3. Self-Driving Garbage Trucks wrote:

      I wonder if a self-driving garbage truck would be safer. It might be more efficient too.

    • 4. Anonymous wrote:

      You provably one those who crossed the street with headphones and without looking
      Is always the driver fault never the pedestrian right

  • 6. Brooklyn wrote:

    That’s exactly what an investigation is for, to see who is to blame.

    Perhaps we should now ban garbage trucks.

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  • 8. Anonymous wrote:

    You can see in the photo he was going the right way! Why are you making that up! I hope in your next life you losers have to come back as Sanitation Workers!!!

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    • 9. C wrote:

      Just because in the photo it looks like it was the right way, how do you know the driver didn’t make a quick u turn to cover their tracks?
      I have bit more info than you….It’s all on camera

  • 10. Anonymous wrote:

    You provably one those who crossed the street with headphones and without looking
    Is always the driver fault never the pedestrian right. I want to see a self driving truck dealing with a bunch of pedestrians going across looking at their cellphone and walking without paying attention at the traffic signal

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  • 11. Sherlock wrote:

    Well that’s exactly what happened. The driver drove the wrong way, killing the pedestrstian. Then makes a quick u turn to straighten out his truck before the cops get there. It’s all recorded on video.
    That’s why the truck is in the right direction in the above pics.

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