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Private Sanitation Truck Kills Pedestrian in Brooklyn

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A private sanitation truck hit and killed a pedestrian at the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Broadway at 7:12 this morning. Image: Google Street View. [2]

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 [3], this is one in a series of traffic deaths caused by garbage trucks, which seem to be disproportionately dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists.