A woman lost part of her leg after being struck by a cement truck on the Upper East Side on January 18. The incident took place around 10a, near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and E. 68th Street. The 63-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was struck by the truck while she was crossing the street and the truck was making a right turn from 68th Street onto 2nd Avenue.
Cops added that the woman was not walking in the crosswalk at the time of the incident, although News disputes that she was in fact in the crosswalk and had the light in her favor. The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital and is said to be in stable condition; her right leg below the knee was severed.
The driver had reportedly not realized that he had struck the woman and dragged her down the block.
In another incident, a 67-year-old woman was struck on the same day by a 28-year-old driver as he turned onto Grand Avenue and 69th Place in Queens. Police say the woman was crossing Grand Avenue when she was struck. She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and is said to be in serious condition.
In a third incident, a man was fatally struck in Queens by a driver in a northbound Ford Expedition on the Cross Isiland Parkway near the Grand Central Parkway around 6:50am on the same day. The victim was taken to North Shore University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. the driver remained at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of these victims. These are terrible tragedies in our city.
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