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.
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.
Less than 24 hours after Salvador Navarette-Flores, a member of Los Deliveristas Unidios, was killed on 76th and 1st Ave by a @FreshDirect truck parked illegally, the truck is BACK IN THE SAME PLACE along with a new memorial to the latest victim of traffic violence in NYC. pic.twitter.com/9cFeReAzT0
— Danny Harris (@DannyHarris_TA) December 14, 2021
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.