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82-Year-Old Man Critically Hit By Cement Truck in Lower East Side: Sources

By  Ben Fractenberg and Katherine Lavacca | June 29, 2017 2:30pm 

 An 82-year-old pedestrian was struck at Chrystie and Rivington streets Thursday afternoon, June 29, 2017.
An 82-year-old pedestrian was struck at Chrystie and Rivington streets Thursday afternoon, June 29, 2017.
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DNAinfo/Katherine Lavacca

LOWER EAST SIDE — An elderly man was critically injured after a man driving a cement truck struck him while he was crossing Chrystie Street in the Lower East Side on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The elderly man was walking with a walker east on Rivington Street when the 48-year-old truck driver hit him while he was driving south on Chrystie at about 12:51 p.m., an NYPD spokeswoman said.

The elderly man was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, officials and police sources said. 

The driver remained on the scene and was not initially charged.

The NYPD was investigating the collision.