UPPER EAST SIDE, MANHATTAN, NY – Two men died after they were hit by a delivery truck in Manhattan on Friday morning, reports the New York Post.
Police and paramedics responded to the scene in the area of Third Avenue and East 61st Street on the Upper East Side after the incident occurred at about 9:20 a.m.
Investigators said one man was walking and another was riding a bicycle when both were struck by a Baldor’s food delivery truck, which then hit a fire hydrant. The victims were dragged down the street by the truck, according to police. They were rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where both were pronounced dead.
The bicyclist was identified as 37-year-old Taurino Rosendo Morales of Harlem. The pedestrian was 46-year-old Delfino Eduardo Maceda of Corona, Queens. A 32-year-old passenger in the box truck suffered minor injuries.
The 66-year-old truck driver stayed at the scene as police investigated the incident.
According to the New York Post report, the Baldor’s truck involved in the crash has been cited for 271 traffic violations in the last two years.
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