A 76yr old man was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital after he was struck by a truck on East 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square West in Manhattan.
James Buzzell, who lived just steps away at number 9 East 16th Street, was struck by the driver of a 2019 Freightliner truck from Fodera Foods that, according to authorities, was in the process of parking the truck.
The driver of the truck remained on the scene and it is unclear whether he faces any charges. The tragic incident is being investigated by Officers from the NYPDs’ Collision Investigation Squad.
A 4yr old girl and a 1yr boy were pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital after they and two 34yr old women were run over by a 44yr old woman driving a white Volvo sedan on 9th Street at 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
The Volvo then crashed into several parked vehicles. The two adult female victims, one of whom is reported to be pregnant, were also taken to Methodist Hospital where they were listed in Critical but Stable condition.
It is not clear at this time whether any relationship exists between the adult victims and the deceased children. The driver of the Volvo was taken into custody at the scene.