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]

Recent Stories

civilianaire-closed-2
Civilianaire Fails Out of 53 East Houston After Two Years

We saw this one coming a mile away. A death watch that came to pass. The year-long 50%-off merchandise sale became a rather sure indication of demise. It was just a matter of when. Well, that day of reckoning arrived yesterday for the Civilianaire boutique on East Houston, where a constant placement of window signage […]

bucketfeet-elizabeth-street
BucketFeet Artsy Footwear Opening New Boutique on Elizabeth Street

Another day, another shoe store for upper Elizabeth Street. Hot on the heels of securing $7.5 million in Series A funding, art-leaning sneaker brand BucketFeet is set to open its first permanent brick-and-mortar location in New York City. (The one in SoHo is technically a pop-up) It’ll be located at 266 Elizabeth Street, formerly the […]

goemon-curry-1
Cocoron Chef Debuts ‘Goemon Curry’ Japanese Restaurant on Kenmare Street

The new Japanese establishment Goemon Curry opened over the weekend at 29 Kenmare Street. Its debut was of the soft variety, yet still managed a sizeable splash. Indeed, launch was pretty much announced with subtle shill from Mission Chinese guru Danny Bowien. As previously reported, Goemon Curry is the brainchild of noodle chef Yoshihito Kira. […]

whynot-orchard
Orchard Street Whynot Coffee on the Lookout for New Location with Sushi Wa in the Works

It would appear that Whynot Coffee is in damage control mode. Last week, we first reported that the popular cafe on Orchard Street would give way to a new Japanese spot called Sushi Wa. Yep, a head-scratcher. For this, owner Emil Stepkov again seeks a full liquor license for 175 Orchard, the holy grail he’s […]

eastbroadway-bus
CB3 Resoundingly Demands DOT to Halt New Chinatown Bus Permits

The downtown bus depot that is Chinatown is divided. On the one side, bus business is flourishing thanks to an overcapacity Port Authority terminal; on the other, embattled residents who are sick of the dangers and quality-of-life nuisance. Only in the last year or so has the issue gained traction with city government. Now this. […]

  • 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.