Glenn A. Herman Manhattan tractor-trailer lawyer Reports –
While sitting at my desk earlier today, noting the blue sky, the sun shining bright on the New York Times Building, I noticed the flashing lights of police cars. Then more flashing lights. Then more police cars. Then the stopping of traffic. Then a tractor trailer not moving on 8th Avenue and 44th Street and a white police screen hiding something from the peering crowd. Yellow police tape being put up for several surrounding blocks. The Internet quickly let me know what I feared. The life of a man in his 40’s was cut short while he was crossing 8th Avenue when he was hit by the oncoming truck. I could see for myself the truck was in the middle of the intersection but that was all I knew. According to the news reports, the truck was moving fast and the man was under the middle of the truck.
While I read about horrible events like this happening much too often, it’s rare to see the aftermath from an overhead view.
More disturbing is that even before this tragedy happened, a 14 year old boy was struck in Queens at 7:45 am by a pick up truck and an hour later an 81 year old woman was struck by a NYC garbage truck. Both were injured and taken to area hospitals.
A hard day for pedestrians in New York. Our hearts go out to the family of the unidentified man who was killed and the others who were injured today.
Glenn A. Herman, Esq. Manhattan Tractor Trailer Accident Lawyer
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