NYC Sanitation Fatal | BROOKLYN, NY 12.20.20


BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – On Sunday December 20, 2020, at approximately 0346 hours, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles in the vicinity of East 88 Street and Flatlands Avenue, within the confines of the 69 Precinct. Upon arrival, responding officers encountered an unconscious and unresponsive 32-year-old male inside of a 2002 Nissan Altima. FDNY Personnel also responded to the scene and extricated the male from the vehicle. EMS transported the male to Brookdale Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The preliminary investigation revealed that the 32-year-old male was traveling westbound on Flatlands Avenue when his vehicle struck the rear of a stationary NYC Department of Sanitation garbage truck that was occupied by one sanitation worker. A second sanitation worker was standing near the garbage truck at the time of the collision. Both sanitation workers were uninjured. The investigation is ongoing by the NYPD Highway District’s Collision Investigation Squad.