Man on scooter fatally struck by truck in Brooklyn: NYPD

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Scooter driver fatally struck by truck in Brooklyn

Police on the scene after a man riding a scooter, 27, was fatally struck by a truck in the Windsor Terrace area of Brooklyn on Thursday morning, July 22, 2021, the NYPD says. (PIX11 News

WINDSOR TERRACE, Brooklyn — A man driving a scooter was fatally struck by a truck on a Brooklyn street Thursday morning, according to the NYPD.

The FDNY said a call came in just after 6 a.m. reporting a pedestrian struck near the corner of East Eighth Street and Caton Avenue, in the Windsor Terrace neighborhood.

According to police, a 27-year-old man operating a scooter was heading eastbound on Caton Avenue when he was hit by the truck, which was also traveling eastbound on the same street.

Police called said the man was riding a scooter while video from the scene appears to show it was possibly a moped style vehicle.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. His identity was not immediately known.

A group of other scooter drivers were at the scene and were visibly upset.

Police did not indicate whether or not the driver of the truck remained on the scene.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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