CHINATOWN, NY. – A pedestrian was injured after being hit by a Brinks truck in the Chatham Square in Chinatown, New York, according to a news report from patch.com. The circumstances of the accident have not been reported in full at this time, and the victim of the collision has not been identified.
The accident occurred during the afternoon, near Doyers Street and Chatham Square. The New York Fire Department and Patch report that around 2:30 p.m., a pedestrian was walking in the area and was somehow struck by an armored Brinks truck. It is not clear where the pedestrian had been walking or in what direction. The report did not say whether the victim was trying to cross a roadway or was walking in the roadway.
The nature and cause of the accident were not immediately reported by investigating officials. A photo taken at the scene and posted to the Patch website shows the Brinks truck surrounded by emergency vehicles and stopped at a corner with its front passenger’s side wheel in a marked crosswalk. The photo suggests the crash might have happened during the course of a right-hand turn at the intersection, but this information was not confirmed by authorities.
Patch reports that the pedestrian sustained injuries, including a possible head injury, and was transported by ambulance to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. The victim’s current medical condition was not reported, and he or she was not identified in the news story.
The driver of the Brinks vehicle was also not identified. The report did not say where the vehicle had been headed before the collision. The New York Police Department is still in the process of investigating the accident, and at the time of the Patch news report’s posting online, officers had not released further information.
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