Upper Manhattan, NY – Elderly Man Struck and Killed by Truck on Broadway
Upper Manhattan, NY (April 17, 2019) – Police stated that an 81-year-old man was tragically struck and killed by a truck that was backing up at an intersection on Tuesday morning, April 16th. The victim, identified as Hugo Santana, 81, was hit by the truck at approximately 8:40 a.m., according to responders at the scene.
An NYPD spokesman stated that Santana was walking across the street at the intersection of Broadway and West 149th Street when he was hit by a truck being operated by an unidentified 20-year-old. According to authorities, the driver of the truck was backing up along Broadway at the intersection for unconfirmed purposes. Emergency medical crews who were called to the scene transported Santana to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem to be treated for severe body trauma, but he sadly passed away a short time later.
According to police, the accident took place within just a five-minute walk from Santana’s home. The driver remained at the scene and no charges have been filed at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in New York
Our most genuinely heartfelt condolences are wholeheartedly extended to loved ones of Hugo Santana, first and foremost. Pedestrian accidents in New York are frequently fatal, especially those which involve a large vehicle such as a truck and an elderly victim. At this time, it is imperative for the loved ones of the victim to understand that they may have substantial rights concerning compensation for their loss.
Our New York accident attorneys at Hach & Rose have committed their lives to those who have suffered due to the actions of a negligent party or other entity. We realize that there is nothing as devastating as the unexpected loss of a family member, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time.
If you have lost a loved one in a New York pedestrian or truck accident due to the negligence of another party or other entity, call 212-779-0057 and let us put our experience to work for you today.
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