An 83-year-old man attempting to cross Amsterdam Avenue early Friday morning was hit and killed by a postal truck, according to the NYPD. The truck was traveling North on Amsterdam before it hit the man just before 6 a.m., according to an NYPD spokesperson.
The truck was “in the right lane approaching West 95 Street, when the 83-year-old pedestrian was attempting to cross from west to east on Amsterdam Avenue and struck the male causing him to fall on the ground,” according to an NYPD statement.
He was taken by ambulance to St. Luke’s Hospital on 114th Street where he was pronounced dead, according to an NYPD spokesman. The man’s identity had not been released as of 4 p.m. Friday.
This post has been updated with additional information from the NYPD.