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Private Dump Truck Driver Kills Woman at 23rd and Madison

Photo: sabredutch [1] via Gothamist

Gothamist reports [2] that a private dump truck driver ran over and killed a woman this afternoon in Manhattan:

A woman was fatally struck by a private sanitation truck in the Flatiron district in Manhattan today. According to police, the incident happened around 12:26 p.m. at East 23rd Street and Madison Avenue. An NYPD spokesperson confirmed the woman was pronounced dead at the scene, but had little other information. Based on photos, it appears she was hit by a CityWide demolition and rubbish removal vehicle [3].

Update: According to the Post [4], the victim was biking east on 23rd when she was struck by the dump truck driver, who was “pulling out into traffic.”

Two things to keep in mind while we look into this fatal crash:

This fatal crash occurred in the 13th Precinct [8]. To voice your concerns about neighborhood traffic safety directly to NYPD Deputy Inspector David Ehrenberg, the commanding officer, go to the next precinct community council meeting [9]. The 13th Precinct community council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 230 East 21st Street, at 6:30 p.m. Call (212) 477-7411 for information.

The City Council district where the victim was killed is represented by Rosie Mendez [10]. To encourage Mendez to take action to improve street safety in her district and citywide, contact her at (212) 677-1077.