A 55-year-old woman was killed this morning by a sanitation truck driver who struck her while she was in the crosswalk.
Police said that at about 6 a.m. this morning, the woman was walking in the crosswalk at First Avenue and 92nd Street while the walk sign was on, and was hit by the truck, which was driven by an adult male making a left turn from 92nd onto First Avenue. She remained conscious and alert, though she was complaining of leg and wrist pain and had a deep cut on her forehead.
The woman was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, just 20 minutes later, she was pronounced dead. Police said it wasn't immediately clear how that happened, as she seemed responsive at the scene, but that it may have been internal bleeding or the result of her head wound.