A man was crushed to death by a tow truck this morning outside of the Lyghthouse Inn on Brigham Street.
Emergency responders were called to the scene just after 8:00 a.m. for an unconscious patient. FDNY EMS arrived and declared the man dead-on-arrival.
Early reports indicate the victim was a homeless man, although the FDNY could not confirm that.
Tipsters who were at the scene, including Pavel Itskovskiy who submitted the photo above, said that the man was pinned under the wheel of the truck.
The NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad is investigating the incident.
Brooklyn: U/D 3206 Emmons Ave. NYPD reports that a homeless male was struck by a tow truck. Emmons Ave is blocked both directions.
— NYPD 911 Dispatch (@NYPD911Dispatch) June 26, 2014
Pedestrian struck by a tow truck driver at Emmons Ave & Brigham St, Brooklyn did not survive. #VisionZero
— Vision Zero for NYC (@VisionZeroNYC) June 26, 2014
UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): We just received the following information from the NYPD:
On Thursday, June 26, 2014 at approximately 0745 hours police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at Brigham Street and Emmons Avenue in the confines of the 61 Precinct. Upon arrival police discovered an unconscious and unresponsive male with severe trauma to the body. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the unidentified male DOA. A preliminary investigation determined that a 2002 Flatliner tractor trailer while backing into a parking space did roll over the male with his driver’s side rear wheel. The driver did remain on scene. The New York City Police Department’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad also responded to the location and the investigation is ongoing.
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