A reader just called in to tell us about an accident on Kings Highway and Coney Island Avenue, in which a man was struck by a truck and pinned underneath it.
Gothamist’s news map confirms that there is an incident there, stating:
BROOKLYN: *PEDESTRIAN STRUCK* CONEY ISLAND AVE & KINGS HWY. PED STRUCK BY A TRUCK, EMS O/S REQ ALS ON A RUSH (c) [MNS225]
Island Ave & Kings Hwy
5/21/2012 3:51 p.m.
That is all the information we have at this time. We’re heading to the scene now.
UPDATE (4:43 p.m.): The victim has been transported to Lutheran Hospital. The person’s condition is unknown, but an employee of the Chase on the corner said that after being struck, the victim stayed on the ground, immobile. The employee didn’t see the accident, only the aftermath, which she said included the presence of numerous emergency response vehicles. Traffic control officers were also posted on the scene.
By the time we showed up, there was little sign of an accident other than the truck (above) pulled to the side, an NYPD patrol car, and several sets of rubber gloves on the floor, presumably used by EMS workers before we arrived.
Correction (5:22 p.m.): The headline and first update, time-stamped 4:43 p.m., indicated that the victim is male. This was accidental. The gender of the victim is not known to Sheepshead Bites, though a reader on Facebook said the victim was female. This is unconfirmed, and we apologize for any confusion.
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