NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) — Police say a 25-year-old man was struck and killed by a garbage truck while crossing a street in Brooklyn.
The unidentified man was crossing Carroll Street at Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights when he was struck by a New York City Department of Sanitation truck just after 9 a.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the driver of the truck remained at the scene.
The victim, who’s originally from Ukraine was living in New Jersey and studying to be a rabbi.
The accident comes just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio defined his plan to prevent traffic deaths.
Families gathered on the steps of City Hall this afternoon holding photographs of loved ones killed in traffic accidents.
“Today we are announcing the creation of Families for Safe Streets to advocate for policies that will prevent others killed or maimed by reckless driving,” said Amy Cohen, who lost her son in a traffic accident.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding Sunday’s incident.