Thursday, August 26, 2010

DOT Truck Strikes Pedestrian

A Department of Transportation truck struck a pedestrian Tuesday morning on the corner of Grand Avenue and the eastbound Long Island Expressway service road in Maspeth.

According to reports, 83-year-old Giovanno Casale was in the crosswalk when the truck, which was making a left turn off Grand Avenue, hit him. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center with bumps and bruises.

The man was struck while walking in the crosswalk, but no charges or summones were filed against the driver.

A DOT official said the department will review the matter and offered no other comment.

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