Private Sanitation Truck Kills Pedestrian in Brooklyn

A private sanitation truck hit and killed a pedestrian at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Broadway at 7:12 this morning. Image: ##,+brooklyn+ny&aq=&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=35.273162,77.871094&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Broadway,+Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York&ll=40.69721,-73.935081&spn=0.004124,0.009506&z=17&layer=c&cbll=40.697039,-73.935254&panoid=GGo1CUNs9Hzy0bZbO3QIQw&cbp=13,151.23,,0,4.19##Google Street View.##

The driver of a private sanitation truck hit and killed a pedestrian at the intersection of Broadway and Myrtle Avenue this morning, according to the NYPD. The driver hit the pedestrian, a man in his 60s crossing Myrtle, at 7:12 a.m and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police, as usual, do not suspect any criminality on the driver’s part.

As Charles Komanoff wrote last summer, this is one in a series of traffic deaths caused by garbage trucks, which seem to be disproportionately dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists.


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The Weekly Carnage

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