Manhattan Truck Crash Leads to Eight Fatalities and Several Injuries
In New York, a truck crash led to eight fatalities and numerous injuries on Tuesday afternoon. The driver of a rental truck drove on the bicycle path on the West Side Highway in Lower Manhattan for several blocks, hitting pedestrians and bicyclists along the way. After the truck driver exited his vehicle, it was discovered he was armed, and the police used deadly force to quell any further action. Six victims succumbed to their fatal injuries at the scene of the accident while two others passed away at an area hospital, and eleven individuals sustained serious injuries. Police surmised that this was an act of terrorism, and the perpetrator, who is being treated at a local hospital, is under their custody.
Although the truck crash that occurred in Manhattan was deemed a terroristic act, pedestrian and bicycle accidents commonly take place on any busy street. In some cases, when a pedestrian or bicyclist is struck by a vehicle, the driver may have been engaging in reckless driving or distracted driving. Victims of a pedestrian or bicycle accident may incur a variety of injuries and potential fatalities.
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