An 85-year-old man was killed when a car pinned him against another vehicle in Manhattan yesterday morning.
According to the NYPD, the victim was crossing Third Avenue—in the crosswalk—at 71st Street from the east to west sides when a blue, four-door sedan "was backing up on 3 Avenue and pinned the pedestrian against" a parked, unoccupied box truck. Responding police officers found the victims with "severe trauma to his legs" and EMS took him to Cornell Medical Center, where he died.
The sedan driver remained on the scene and was also taken to Cornell for emotional trauma, police say.
There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing. Last month, a pedestrian was killed on the Upper East Side when a driver was backing into a parking space.