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Woman Killed by Truck Driver in West Village This Morning [Second Update]
Posted By Brad Aaron On August 27, 2012 @ 11:34 am In Carnage,West Village | 46 Comments
A pedestrian was struck and killed by the driver of a tractor trailer in the West Village this morning.
The victim, a 58-year-old woman, was riding a foot scooter at Sixth Avenue and Houston Street when she was struck at approximately 8:55 a.m., according to NYPD, FDNY and published reports. NBC  cited a crossing guard who said the truck driver was making a right from Houston onto Sixth.
The Daily News  said the victim was dragged to the intersection of Sixth and Carmine Street, a distance of two blocks.
She died at the scene and her body remained under the wheels of the truck Monday morning as cops probed her gruesome death.
The victim’s identity was not available at this writing. The NYPD Accident Investigation Squad was dispatched to the scene, a police spokesperson said.
We’ll post additional information as we get it.
Update: NYPD told Gothamist  that the victim was “crossing east to west on Houston Street” on the scooter. A Times  report confirms that, according to police, the driver was turning right from Houston to Sixth when the victim was struck by a rear wheel. Gothamist and the Post  are reporting that the driver did not stop until alerted by witnesses. Per the Times: “The truck driver stayed on the scene and was not charged, the police said.”
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 NBC: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/woman-killed-truck-houston-street-sixth-avenue-flatbed-Manhattan-167548405.html
 Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/woman-scooter-killed-flatbed-truck-greenwich-village-article-1.1145252
 Gothamist: http://gothamist.com/2012/08/27/woman_killed_by_flatbed_truck_in_gr.php
 Times: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/woman-fatally-struck-and-dragged-by-truck-in-west-village/
 Post: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/woman_fatally_struck_by_tractor_hAq1KoVHBsTEFed8PC2FgN#ixzz24lLyavOy
 Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2012/08/27/woman-on-scooter-dragged-killed-by-truck-in-manhattan/
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