Six Pedestrians Killed in Deadly Three-day Stretch in NYC

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NEW YORK, NY – Two pedestrians were killed in separate accidents today, marking a deadly three-day stretch in which six pedestrians have lost their lives on NYC streets.

The first accident occurred early this morning at 4:45 a.m. when an as-yet-unidentified man was struck and killed by a private sanitation truck while he was walking in a marked crosswalk at W. 49th St. and 10th Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen. The  Classic Recycling truck driver, 58-year-old Robert Alford, was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care, according to NYPD sources.

The second accident happened shortly after 6:00 a.m. when 57-year-old Andreas Stylianou was hit by an Isuzu truck while crossing Third Ave. near 7th St. in Gowanus. Stylianou was reportedly returning from a diner when he was hit by the truck. Two other vehicles, a 2006 Honda and a 2019 Jeep also hit him as he lay in the road, according to police. He was taken to New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Our thoughts are with the families of all of the victims of this week’s tragic accidents.

Disclaimer: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The injury lawyers of Finz & Finz, P.C., regularly update our readers on the latest news in New York and Long Island to make our community safer. We are committed to helping those who’ve been hurt in accidents in our community know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe, and if you’ve been injured in an accident, we can help.