Driver Kills Pedestrian at Delancey and Bowery

The corner of Delancey and Bowery, where a driver struck and killed a pedestrian yesterday afternoon. Image: ##http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Delancey+St,+New+York,+NY+10002&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=35.768112,78.046875&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Allen+%26+Delancey,+115+Allen+St,+New+York,+10002&ll=40.720252,-73.994105&spn=0.001045,0.002376&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=40.720382,-73.994259&panoid=g5cBHzzTPUOMsxvVZXFCxg&cbp=12,116.56,,0,3.68##Google Street View##

A driver struck and killed a pedestrian at the corner of Delancey and Bowery at 1:45 p.m. yesterday, according to the NYPD. The victim, a 54-year-old Asian man, was declared dead at Bellevue Hospital.

The police did not have any additional information about the crash or any charges brought against the driver at this time.

  • Nate

    I ride past that intersection a lot; it’s pretty awful. I think that’s where I saw an oil truck run a red light. It’s really sad how many drivers treat that area like a free-for-all.

  • krstrois

    So sad. People drive so quickly and crazily on Delancey — anyone know if any kind of traffic calming measures are in its future?

  • vnm

    And to think that Delancey Street was once a pleasant, easily navigable one-lane street with the same width as Stanton or Rivington. Widening it to interstate width has probably contributed to many, many deaths over the years. The city has been catering to motorists for so many decades.

  • N.

    The NYPD is close to declaring this crash a suicide. The victim may have laid down in front of the truck.

  • CityHallMaven

    N.
    Yes, the NYPD is correct.

    I happened to be walking by. I asked a pedestrian what happened. He happened to be the driver. It was on the Bowery, NEAR Delancey, midblock.

    He said the guy just walked in front of his truck. He was very upset.

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