Pedestrian Killed by Sanitation Truck in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Sanitation Department truck in Crown Heights, Brooklyn yesterday morning as he was attempting to cross the street.

Around 9:15am, three pedestrians were waiting to cross Carroll Street from south to north and when the signal turned in their favor, they stepped off the curb and were immediately struck by a sanitation truck, which was turning onto Carroll Street from Kingston Avenue. Gedalia Gruntzweig, 25, was killed, while the other two pedestrians were taken to Kings County Hospital with minor injuries.

It appeared that the pedestrians had the right of way, according to officials. No summonses have been issued.

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