1 Dead, 6 Injured After Minivan Jumps Curb Last Night on Forsyth Street
A botched parallel parking job in Chinatown last night left one pedestrian dead, and six seriously injured.
The unidentified driver of the minivan, 70, was seen backing into a spot on Forsyth Street (south of Canal) shortly before 7:00pm when he lost control (hit the wrong pedal?), jumped the curb, and mowed down a half-dozen pedestrians standing near a food cart.
Seven victims were injured at the scene and rushed to Bellevue Hospital, where one of them, a 56-year-old man, was pronounced dead. One remained in critical condition, while the others stabilized.
The driver stayed at the scene and was reportedly taken into custody. Charges are still pending.
“A full NYPD investigation is underway,” Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted in the aftermath of the mass casualty incident. “We cannot accept loss of life on our streets as inevitable. We will continue working harder every day to reach.”
Terrible car crash on Canal St has killed 1 pedestrian and injured 6 more. A full NYPD investigation is underway. We cannot accept loss of life on our streets as inevitable. We will continue working harder every day to reach #VisionZero.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) November 27, 2018
Video: Car strikes at least 7 pedestrians on Canal St in NYC, all 7 victims are reportedly in serious condition, 1 victim DOA. pic.twitter.com/pnjQPpcsim
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) November 27, 2018