Scooter Driver Killed in Crash with Truck

A 31-year-old delivery worker and scooter driver was killed on Monday when he crashed into a parked truck at East 76th and First Avenue, police report.

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Bronx resident Salvador Navarette-Flores was heading north on First Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle a bit after 5pm. He then collided with a parked 2019 Freightliner Box Truck and was brought to New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Danny Harris, the executive director of Transportation Alternatives – “NYC’s leading walking, biking, and public transit advocacy organization” – shared a tweet stating that the Fresh Direct truck which Navarette-Flores had crashed into had returned to the location it had been parked in – possibly illegally – less than 24 hours after the incident.

According to police and locals, the parked truck’s location is known as a common loading zone, Streetsblog writes. As of writing, no summons has been issued to the truck driver. The investigation is ongoing by the NYPD Highway Collision Investigation Unit.
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