Pedestrian Fatally Struck in Union Square [Updated]

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 at 1:46 pm by

[Photo: Anthony Roman]

An unidentified pedestrian was struck by a moving truck on in Union Square around noontime today. Numerous scanner reports indicate that the victim is DOA. One eyewitness took to Twitter and noted that “I’ve never seen so much blood in real life.” Crime scene tape now cordons the area outside the Heartland Brewery.

[Photo: Anthony Roman]

UPDATE: we are now hearing word that the victim was a young adult skateboarder.

[Photo: Anthony Roman]

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  • http://485i.com Brian Van Nieuwenhoven

    How fast do you have to be going to hit a pedestrian in that spot? Cars rarely move faster than 5mph getting down that part of Union Square West… the next block has rough cobblestones.

  • Garnet

    Its not about going fast, he run over him, you don’t have to be going fast to do that, especially with a truck. The driver was a bit traumatized by the whole thing. It was a total accident. The skateboarder instinctively rushed to picked up his board from traffic, a bad judgement call that happen all to quickly. I wish I could remove the whole thing from my memory. I just came online to see if he some how survived, I saw he took his last breath but I wish he didn’t die, he looked so happy skating around.