Postal Truck Driver Kills 83-Year-Old Man on Amsterdam and 95th
A postal truck driver struck and killed an 83-year-old man on Amsterdam Avenue and 95th Street at around 6:00 a.m. this morning.
The victim was crossing Amsterdam Avenue west to east in the north crosswalk when he was struck by the truck driver traveling north in the right lane, according to NYPD’s public information office. He was knocked to the ground, sustained head trauma, and was declared dead at St. Luke’s.
NYPD has yet to determine who had the right-of-way and the crash is still under investigation.
The fact that the victim was struck on the far side of the intersection suggests the signal may have changed while he was in the process of crossing the street. While Amsterdam Avenue has a protected bike lane at this intersection, there is no pedestrian refuge in the north crosswalk.
We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.