Man, 77, Rushed to Hospital After Inwood Garbage Truck Crash

By Ben Fractenberg on May 11, 2010 6:03pm | Updated on May 11, 2010 6:46pm

A 77-year-old man was struck by a garbage truck at an intersection on 218th while attempting to make an illegal turn.
A 77-year-old man was struck by a garbage truck at an intersection on 218th while attempting to make an illegal turn.
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DNAinfo/Carla Zanoni

MANHATTAN — A 77-year-old man is in critical condition at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after a garbage truck crashed into his car at Broadway and West 218th Street in Inwood on Tuesday.

The man, who was driving a 2004 Toyota Corolla, made a left turn onto 218th from Broadway around 12:45 p.m. when a sanitation truck traveling south on Broadway crashed into the side of his car, police said.

“The driver was making an illegal left hand turn” from Broadway onto W. 218th Street said 34th Precinct Commander Jose Navarro told the Manhattan Times. “In all likelihood he didn’t see the sign.”

The sanitation worker who was driving the truck sat on the median looking stunned while the ambulance rushed the man to the hospital, The Manhattan Times reported.

A black sedan attempts an illegal left turn in front of an NYPD car at the intersection of Broadway and 218th Street.
A black sedan attempts an illegal left turn in front of an NYPD car at the intersection of Broadway and 218th Street.
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DNAinfo/Carla Zanoni

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