Only one elected officials has spoken out, Senator Tony Avella, who after seeing my post sent a letter to the DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and 103rd precinct commanding officer, John Cappleman in regards to not only this tragic incident, but the whole truck fiasco in Jamaica.
Also unbelievable that we still do not know the name of this elderly gentleman.
Elderly man’s legs are crushed by dangerous tractor trailer truck in downtown Jamaica, Friday (7.8.6) due to chronic neglect by elected officials and city agencies.
Tractor trailer crushes elderly man’s legs in Jamaica Hills, Queens
A tractor trailer struck an elderly man in Queens Friday afternoon, crushing his legs under the big rig’s wheels, officials and horrified witnesses said.The unidentified victim, who is believed to be in his 70s, was crossing Jamaica Ave. near 168th St. in Jamaica Hills around 12:15 p.m. when he was hit by a dairy truck, witnesses said.“I saw the man laying down in the street. One leg was under the wheel,” said Abbas Fayezi, 47, owner of a clothing store near the accident scene.First responders used an air bag to lift the tire off the victim, who was rushed to Jamaica Hospital with massive leg injuries. He was expected to survive, officials said.
“I feel so bad for the guy,” Fayezi said about the victim, who he’s seen around the neighborhood. “He’s an old guy. He was just on his way to the bank.”
The driver of the dairy truck remained at the scene. No charges were filed.
“The driver was so nervous and screaming,” Fayezi said. “He was freaking out.”