STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, NY – New York City police are investigating an accident on Staten Island Thursday morning that critically injured a pedestrian, according to the Staten Island Advance.
The victim, a 66-year-old man, was struck by a car at the intersection of South Gannon Avenue and Stewart Avenue at about 7:55 a.m.. It happened after he had apparently been involved in another traffic incident moments earlier.
The report quoted a source with knowledge of the investigation who said the victim is believed to be a landscaper. He was hit by the car while he was checking damage to his truck, which had been sideswiped.
The man was taken to Richmond University Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. His identity has not yet been released.
The vehicle that hit him was a Kia Forte. Police said the driver of the car, a 26-year-old man, stayed at the scene of the crash.
Investigators closed off the accident scene along South Gannon Avenue, an access road to the Staten Island Expressway.
The incident is currently under investigation by the NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad. There have been no arrests in the case so far, according to police.
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