NYPD Van Jumps Curb, Kills Chinatown Pedestrian

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A police van struck and killed a pedestrian in Chinatown this morning.

Reports say the driver of the NYPD Auxiliary van jumped a curb on Elizabeth Street near the 5th Precinct stationhouse at around 11 a.m., striking a 55-year-old man on the sidewalk. He was later pronounced dead at New York Downtown Hospital. Two officers in the van were reported injured.

According to FDNY, two other vehicles were involved in the crash, which is under investigation. NYPD was unable to comment as of this writing.

  • Hatin’ on the NYPD

    The Daily News identified the driver as an 85-year-old auxiliary police chief! Do you think we’ll get a report on when the last time his motor skills were tested?
    This is outrageous and criminal.Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=138660#ixzz1Qt43ULUa

  • charles wells

    “The investigation is continuing, but officials said there does not appear to be any criminality at this time.” (on ABC)

    Of course not! What on earth is criminal about killing a human being with a 4000lb machine? 

  • this guy founded the 5th precinct auxiliary police back in 1969.  here’s an article on him and a pic.  http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_48/workingwithchinatowns.html

  • Allen Wong

    I think Auxiliary Forces Section should ban A/Chief Shek Seid

  • Allen Wong

    demoted and banned from driving the van or any other RMP . is an Embarassment , poorly trained

  • Allen Wong

    Until this day A/Chief Shuck Seid still a A/chief and driving the van . The Auxliary Police Program may never improve

  • Allen Wong

    he has many many friends of powerful political organizations !!! CAN’T BE TOUCH EVEN IF HE DID INTENT IT !!

  • Allen Wong

    He can’t drive anymore I bet !

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