By Carol Tannenhauser
The pedestrian who was struck by the driver of a 2017 Ram van, while crossing Amsterdam Avenue at West 106th Street on the afternoon of May 10th, died as a result of his injuries on May 12th, according to a police spokesperson.
Angel Rodriguez-Albuquerque, 74, was “a block away from the assisted-living facility where he lived,” the Daily News reported, crossing in the crosswalk with the light, when the van driver, making a left turn from 106th Street, slammed into him, throwing him to the ground and causing “lacerations to his arms and trauma to his head,” police said.
Mr. Rodriguez-Albuquerque was transported to Mt. Sinai Morningside Hospital via EMS, reportedly in “stable condition.” The driver remained at the scene. No criminal charges have been filed, though further investigation by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing.
Here is a bit about Mr. Rodriguez-Albuquerque, gleaned from the Daily News:
“[He] immigrated to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic and worked hard to become a U.S. citizen….[He] leaves behind two grown sons…Despite struggling with medical issues, Mr. Rodriguez-Albuquerque always went to church when he was able to walk there…..He was a really giving person who was really into the Bible.”
His story is referenced in a recent Rag article by Dana Lerner about the death of her son, Cooper Stock.