A food delivery truck collides with an adult and a teen in a crosswalk in Midtown, critically injuring both.
A food delivery truck collided with a man and a teenager as they crossed a Midtown street Wednesday night, police said. The pair was critically injured.
Just before 9:55 p.m., the FreshDirect truck was heading east on E. 57th St. when its driver made a left onto Park Ave. and collided with a 13-year-old boy and a 62-year-old man, police sources said.
“The child’s face was smashed and his leg bones popped out. The child was so bloodied that it was impossible to tell whether it was a boy or a girl,” said nearby doorman Donald Gepte, 48. “The (man’s) head was bleeding profusely. He was in critical condition and unconscious when they loaded him into the ambulance. They were dragged from the pedestrian crossing.”
Gepte stated that he rushed to assist them both.
“I said, ‘Remain down, remain down.’ As soon as (the boy) moved, the blood began to flow,” he explained.
Cops said both were taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell by medics. The boy was critically ill, while the adult was critically ill but stable.
According to sources, investigators believe the two are related.
The driver, who remained on the scene, told police he saw and felt nothing, and only noticed one of them collapsing on the payment after allowing a car to pass and checking his side mirror.
Late Wednesday, police were investigating the crash.