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Private Sanitation Truck Kills Pedestrian in Brooklyn

Posted By Noah Kazis On March 18, 2011 @ 11:44 am In Bed-Stuy,Bushwick,Carnage,Street Safety | 13 Comments


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.

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[1] Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/MyrtleBroadway.jpg

[2] Google Street View.: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=broadway,+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

[3] Charles Komanoff wrote last summer: http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/07/13/see-a-pattern-of-deadly-dump-trucks-don%E2%80%99t-bother-federal-safety-officials/

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