Man Killed After Pickup Truck Plows Into Pedestrians In Financial District
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A pickup truck hopped the curb and plowed into a group of people Thursday afternoon, fatally pinning a man to a building at 45 Broad St.
The incident happened at around 1:30 p.m. Three people were in front of the truck, according to police. Two were able to jump out of the way, but a 70-year-old man didn’t and got pinned to wall, police said.
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All three, plus the 50-year-old male driver of the truck, were taken to Beekman Hospital. The 70-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival.
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The SUV is one of two used by a private security firm that runs a vehicle checkpoint to block Broad Street to vehicular traffic.
Another pedestrian, a woman, suffered minor injuries to her leg, according to officials.
People who work in the area said sometimes the SUVs go slightly up on the curb to let delivery trucks through.
“Maybe he had a hard time getting up over the curb and gave it a little too much gas,” one man told 1010 WINS’ Eileen Lehpamer.
“He gassed up the car pretty bad and it was in drive and just spun off and jumped the curb and hit the gentleman on the wall,” another man told WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond.
The incident happened near the Leman Manhattan Prep School.
No charges will be filed against the driver of the SUV, police said.
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