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90-year-old man struck, killed by sanitation vehicle in Chinatown: police

Posted: 12:36 PM, Jan 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-25 14:23:49-05
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CHINATOWN, Manhattan — A 90-year-old man was struck and injured by a sanitation vehicle in Manhattan Saturday morning, police said.

Authorities responded to a report of a pedestrian struck in the vicinity of Canal and Elizabeth streets around 6:30 a.m.

Officers arrived to find a 90-year-old man lying on the road with trauma to his body, according to police.

He was initially taken to the hospital in critical condition, but he was later pronounced dead, cops said.

His identity has not been released.

Investigation revealed a sanitation worker was driving a marked sanitation vehicle along Canal Street when he allegedly struck the pedestrian.

The driver remained at the scene.

He is the latest person to die after being struck by a vehicle in New York City. Within the past month, at least eight other pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles.