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apollored 12-01-13 01:54 PM

Stay well behind any trucks stopped at lights or wherever.

Never ever go any where near them never mind upsides,

I let them go, am never in that much of a rush.

Chris516 12-01-13 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vol (Post 16291101)
Apologize if anyone complains this is not cycling-related, but it's definitely related to trucks' blind spot, the title of this thread:

NYPD traffic officer run over and killed by street-cleaning truck while writing parking tickets

"An on-duty New York Police Department traffic officer was struck and killed by a street-cleaning truck in Manhattan this afternoon.

"Kalyanarat Ranasinghe, 71, was writing parking tickets when he was hit on East 44th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, about 2.30pm.

"A police report states the freight liner vacuum truck pulled away from the kerbside and struck Ranasinghe, pinning him under the wheel. He died at the scene.

"Witness Anthony Trinidad said he saw the agent talking on his cellphone when he was hit."

"'The driver was pulling out and didn't see him. People were yelling for him to stop.'"


Is there anything more freaking than this? Saturday 2:30 PM on 44th street in the center of midtown Manhattan? The victim was standing, not even walking.

That is so sad!!!!:(


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