Pedestrian, bicyclist fatally struck by truck in Manhattan: police

UES fatal strike

2 bicyclists were struck and killed by a truck on the Upper East Side on Dec. 24, 2021 (Citizen App)

Update 10:45 p.m. Dec. 24: Police identified the victims as 37-year-old Taurino Rosendo Morales and 46-year-old Delfino Eduardo Maceda.

UPPER EAST SIDE, Manhattan – A pedestrian and a bicyclist were struck and killed by a truck in Manhattan on Christmas Eve, police said.

It happened just before 9:30 a.m. in the vicinity of East 61st Street and Third Avenue on the Upper East Side, police said.

The male pedestrian and bicyclist were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead, police said.

Another pedestrian was struck and suffered minor injuries, police said.

The truck driver remained at the scene, police said.

Video from Citizen App shows one bicycle near the sidewalk intersection with a heavy police presence and pedestrians surrounding the area.

The circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately disclosed.

Editor’s Note: Police initially said the two victims were bicyclists. The story has been updated to clarify only one of the victim’s was on a bicycle.

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