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Man on Scooter Dies in Collision With Semi-Truck in Astoria Thursday

Scene of truck collision (Citizen App)

Nov. 12, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A man on a scooter died after colliding with a semi-truck in Astoria Thursday morning.

The scooter and a Bud Light semi-truck collided as the truck driver turned onto Crescent Street from Astoria Boulevard around 8:30 a.m., according to police and video footage captured at the scene.

The scooter driver appeared to be trapped beneath the truck that stopped as it rounded the corner onto Crescent Street, videos posted to the Citizen app show.

The victim was rushed to Mount Sinai Queens, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His identity is pending proper family notification.

The truck driver, meanwhile, was unharmed and remained at the scene, police said.

The NYPD is investigating the cause of the collision.

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Astoria Blvd & Crescent St 8:32:14 AM EST

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How many more accidents before the city starts regulating these russian roulettes on wheels?

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