A 25-year-old man was killed in a Crown Heights crosswalk on Sunday morning when a sanitation truck fatally hit him. The garbage truck was making a right turn onto Carroll when it collided with the man, who died at the scene.
Each year, 1,800 children are hit by automobiles in New York City, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Kids are more likely than adults to suffer a NYC pedestrian collision, and a recent accident in Brooklyn illustrates why.
A 35-year-old woman was on a first date at her Upper East Side apartment when she stepped outside for a cigarette. Her date followed her onto the balcony and was horrified when the railing she was perched on suddenly gave way, bending into a "v". The woman tumbled backward and fell 17 floors to her death.
An auto accident occurred in the Willets Points area of Queens when a car suddenly veered off the roadway and plowed into a mechanics shop. Tragically, the car struck and killed a 30 year old mechanic. The car also struck another mechanic, severing his legs.