Hit-and-Run Truck Driver Strikes Pedestrian on Allen Street

Allen Street and Division Street.

Allen Street and Division Street.

Police officers are on the scene at the intersection of East Broadway and Division streets today, where a pedestrian was badly hurt by a hit-and-run driver.

Police say a truck driver struck a 67-year-old man, breaking both of his legs, before fleeing the scene. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

There were no witnesses that investigators know about right now. They’re checking security camera video from the immediate area. As of a few minutes ago, Allen Street between East Broadway and Division streets was closed off to motorists. There was a pool of blood near the manhole in the uptown lanes. The 7th Precinct  is handling the case.

We’ll update this story when we have more details.

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Near Essex & Canal, Saturday afternoon. Photo by Brifget Bosworth.

New York City police and federal transportation agents spent most of the day on Canal Street, pulling over interstate bus drivers for spot inspections. They stopped dozens of buses at various locations throughout the city last week, in the aftermath of the deadly bus accident in the Bronx.

The photo above was taken by Lo-Down contributor Bridget Bosworth, shortly before 3pm. This morning, we noticed more buses pulled to the side of the street, on both Canal and Division. Employees of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation were both on the scene.

Canal and Division streets, this morning.