3 Pedestrians Dead In Separate NYC Crashes Tuesday


A 51-year-old man became the fourth person seriously injured or killed by a vehicle in NYC in less than a full day.

The man was crossing 5th Avenue at 59th Street last night when he was struck by a bus.

According to a story posted on Gothamist, the unidentified man was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Hospital in critical condition where he died from "severe body trauma."

Around 7 a.m. Tuesday, a 10-year-old boy and his mother were struck by a Department of Sanitation truck in Corona, Queens. The boy, Shree Panthee, died. His mother, Mina Panthee, remains hospitalized with critical injuries. The drive was been suspended but not charged as of Wednesday morning.

A few hours later, just before noon on Tuesday, 68-year-old Judith Wieder was struck and killed by a cement truck in Borough Park, Brooklyn, less than half a block away from her home. Police say she was crossing outside the crosswalk but had the right of way when she was struck. She died at the scene.

A Department of Transportation report claims 46 percent of all fatal crashes in NYC involve drivers of large trucks and SUVs.

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