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Bloody day: terrible accidents involving pedestrians occurred in New York on Thursday


Nadezhda Verbitskaya

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A man was killed by an 6-wheeler truck in Manhattan on October 18. This is one of at least three bloody traffic accidents this morning, reports Daily News.

A man in his 40s was crossing Eighth Avenue on 44th Street around 11:30 a.m. when he was hit by an oncoming truck, police said.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver then continued to move.

“One lady started screaming. She heard a blow, - said the witness, Miss Carter. We were trying to get the driver's attention to get him to stop. But he kept driving until someone stood in front of him and forced the truck to stop.”

The driver got out of the car, but claimed he did not see the victim.

“I yelled at him: “How could you not see this man!”, the witness recalls. “He stopped the truck about two minutes after he drove on.”

The man who was hit died at the scene. The cops tried to identify him on Thursday and said he might be homeless.

“It's terrible,” lamented Carter, who works at a nearby homeless shelter. “The condition of his body… it’s scary to talk about it.”

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The truck driver remained at the scene. No charges have yet been brought.

Earlier that day in Middle Village, Queens, a 14-year-old boy was hit by a white pickup truck at 7:45 a.m. as it crossed Eliot Avenue and 85th Street. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center.

An hour later, in Brooklyn, a truck from the city's Department of Sanitation hit an 81-year-old woman at the corner of 15th Avenue and 85th Street in Bensonhurst.

The woman suffered a leg injury in an accident at 8:34 am. She was taken to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn.

Police Department car crashed into another car in the Bronx

The car flew onto the sidewalk, knocking down a crowd of pedestrians and sending 10 people to the hospital. Among them are children 5, 2 and 5 years old.

Officer Jeffrey B. Maddrey, the police department's chief of patrol, said two police officers were responding to a report of a car theft. They passed the double yellow line on the road to avoid the vehicle in front of them. But their car crashed into another car and, having lost control, drove onto the curb and crashed into a crowd of people.

“Of course we don't want anyone to get hurt, especially when the officers were trying to do the right thing,” he said. “They were trying to prevent an impending crime.”

Eight civilians were taken from the scene to nearby hospitals, two of them in critical condition. Earlier, officials said four people were in critical condition.

Six of these civilians, including a 5-year-old child, were injured on the sidewalk. And two, including a 2-year-old toddler, were passengers in the car that the police crashed into.

The crash happened around 15:00 pm near the intersection of Westchester Avenue and Howe Avenue in the Foxhurst neighborhood of the Bronx. The police reacted to the message about the impending theft of the car, but the accident prevented them from stopping the thief.

“They were trying to prevent this crime. But, unfortunately, the accident allowed this man to steal a car,” he said.

A total of 76 pedestrians have been killed this year as of September 27th.

According to the City Comptroller's report released in June, property damage and personal injury resulting from accidents involving police vehicles cost the city approximately $46 million in payments during fiscal year 2021.

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