New York City is known for many things, but most think of the city as very busy. The streets are filled with people and vehicles, and the traffic is often heavy. When pedestrians and drivers are hastily trying to get to and from their destinations, an accident could ensue. A driver might not notice a person crossing the street, and a fatal accident could result. This makes it especially important for drivers to be constantly attentive and aware of their surroundings.
A tragic truck accident recently occurred in midtown Manhattan. The accident involved a vacuum truck and an on-duty New York Police Department, who was directing traffic at the time of the accident. According to preliminary reports, the 71-year-old officer was struck by the large truck as it was pulling out of a parking spot. This occurred at around 2:30 p.m., and the officer was suspected to be directing traffic at the time of the crash.