A Coca-Cola truck driver crashed into the scaffolding outside of a Bronx building in Port Morris this afternoon, killing one person and injuring six others.
U/D Bronx: Bruckner blvd, & E138 st,Coca Cola Truck Hit Scaffolding and killed 1 Pedestrian pic.twitter.com/KSWQ88mXnR
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) October 12, 2015
According to an FDNY spokesman, EMTs responded to 759 East 138th Street near an onramp to the Bruckner Expressway at 3:20 p.m. One victim was discovered dead on the scene, and 6 others were transported to Lincoln and Jacobi Hospitals with minor injuries.
NBC is reporting that the fatality was a 37-year-old woman who was standing on the sidewalk when the truck driver jumped the curb.
— Allison Papson (@AllisonPapson) October 12, 2015
We'll update with any further information as it becomes available.