Brooklyn Record reports that a fatal accident occured this morning on Henry Street and Remsen Street around
7:30 6:30 am. Unconfirmed reports News 12 Brooklyn (video) confirms that Brooklyn Law professor Sara Robbins was Comments posted on the Record claim that a mother and child were killed by a garbage truck driven by someone talking on a cell phone. Streetsblog writes that at least 6 pedestrians have been killed at the intersection of Henry and Montague since 1995. Today's fatality marks the 7th. (*Streetsblog has deleted this post and the figure is in question).
Brooklyn Record: Two readers just sent us word that a pedestrian was killed by a truck on Henry Street this morning. As neighborhood resident Whitney Browne writes:
"I walked out of my apartment at 7:50 this morning and there was a white-sheet-covered body lying in the middle of Henry Street just south of Montague. A blue dump truck was stopped just past it. There were police everywhere. I'm no detective, but it looked as though the truck had hit and killed the pedestrian as he/she was crossing Henry Street."
Whitney says she saw news crews and what looked like a forensics team examining the body a few hours later. A commenter on the Eric Ng thread estimates that the incident occurred around 7:30am.
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