That must have been one of those truck drivers I spoke of who like driving a vehicle larger than everyone else’s.
The accident happened at around 1:15 pm on November 6, 2012 on Canal Street in New York’s Chinatown, between Centre Street and Lafayette Street. An eye witness alleges that he saw the convoy of at least 10 National Guard trucks like the one in the photo above run the red light when crossing the previous intersection.
The middle-aged man who was run over was of Asian descent. He was reportedly crushed like a ripe tomato under the truck’s wheels but survived. He was carried away on a stretcher with a neck bracelet by paramedics and taken to Bellevue Hospital with life threatening injuries.
There’s been a bit of a media blackout about it because it was an army truck that crushed the man, so all there is are reports by eye witnesses who allege to have seen the accident.