Driver Fatally Strikes Man In Williamsburg, Then Abandons Vehicle And Walks Away


A driver fatally struck a personal sanitation employee after which fled the scene in Williamsburg on Saturday morning, in accordance with police and information reviews.

The motive force of a 2005 Honda Odyssey was driving close to Havemeyer and Hope streets in Williamsburg after they hit 52-year-old Angel Aguilar-Duran about 8 a.m. Saturday, in accordance with the NYPD.

The Every day Information reported that Aguilar-Duran had been helping his co-worker, a rubbish truck driver for Cogent Waste Options, reverse down the block when the impatient minivan driver tried to go across the rubbish truck and hit Aguilar-Duran. The motive force deserted the minivan and walked off.

Emergency medical personnel took Aguilar-Duran to Bellevue Hospital, the place the Bushwick resident died, in accordance with police.

A spokesperson for the NYPD stated Sunday morning nobody had been arrested and an outline of the motive force was additionally unknown.

A passenger within the minivan at first helped elevate the automobile up with a view to get the sanitation employee out from beneath the automobile, witnesses informed the Every day Information. However then the passenger ultimately walked away from the crash too, in accordance with the tabloid.

Video from a CitizenApp person exhibits a Cogent Waste Options sanitation truck and a lightweight blue minivan on the intersection, the place police have been organising crime scene tape.

Aguilar-Duran’s reported employer, Cogent Waste Options, didn’t instantly reply to request for remark.

Fifteen pedestrians have died in avenue crashes this 12 months via the tip of March, in accordance with information from Crashmapper. Amongst hundreds of crashes mapped across the 5 boroughs, 1,436 pedestrians had additionally been injured in 2021. By way of the tip of March final 12 months, 29 pedestrians had died and a pair of,265 had been injured.

Although site visitors deaths plummeted through the metropolis’s COVID-19 lockdown, deaths of drivers, passengers, and motorcyclists spiked as dashing on metropolis streets soared, making 2020 the deadliest 12 months on file since Mayor Invoice de Blasio launched the Imaginative and prescient Zero initiative in 2014, supposed to cut back site visitors fatalities to zero.