A New York Daily News truck driver tragically lost his life on the morning of April 26, according to local sources. New York police have confirmed the 24-year-old man was involved in a car accident at an intersection in Brooklyn around 5:45 on the morning in question. A passenger in his truck was also injured, as well as the taxi driver who was also involved in the crash. So far, no charges have been filed.
Surveillance footage from a dash cam recording shows the man was attempting to make a right-hand turn at a yellow light when a cab smashed into its passenger side with enough force to knock the truck over. Police responded shortly thereafter to find the driver of the truck unconscious with various injuries described as “traumatic.” He was rushed to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead.
His 58-year-old passenger was also injured in the crash and was taken to the same hospital. He is listed as being in stable condition. The cab driver, a 26-year-old man, was treated on the scene. Though police have not yet filed charges in this case, it has been confirmed that the taxi driver had his license suspended just two weeks after starting his job. So far no arrests have been made.
If New York police determine that the cab driver is indeed responsible for the car accident, he could face a permanent loss of his license, as well as criminal penalties for his role in the fatal crash. Additionally, the injured man and the family of the deceased driver will also be entitled to file personal injury and wrongful death suits, respectively, against the taxi driver. Evidence of his negligence or recklessness would be required in order for such a civil suit to be successful.
Source: NBC New York, “Daily News Truck Driver Killed in Brooklyn Crash“, April 27, 2015