5 construction workers were injured after being struck by a box truck on the RFK Bridge in Manhattan.
5 Construction Workers Hospitalized After Box Truck Rear-Ends Flatbed on RFK Bridge
Last Updated: 7/13/2020
Five construction workers were hospitalized, including one with severe injuries, after a box truck rear-ended their flatbed truck on the RFK Bridge on March 21.
The construction workers had just parked the flatbed and were preparing to start work that morning at around 8 a.m. when the box truck crashed into the back of their vehicle.
A 44-year-old and 55-year-old worker were both standing on the flatbed and were thrown into the roadway during the collision. Those two workers were both rushed to Elmhurst Hospital and the 44-year-old was listed in critical condition. The 55-year-old was in serious condition.
A 38-year-old woman who was driving the flatbed and two other construction workers were also injured and hospitalized at Elmhurst Hospital with minor injuries.
The box truck was owned by Schleppers Moving and Storage. The 25-year-old driver of that vehicle remained at the scene and no charges were immediately filed.