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BY MARIA ROCHA-BUSCHEL

Pedestrian hit, killed by truck

A 73-year-old pedestrian died early Tuesday after a tractor-trailer struck him as he tried to cross a Chelsea street. The man was attempting to cross at the intersection of West 25th Street and Seventh Avenue at about 5:45 a.m. on Aug. 8 when he was hit by the truck, NYPD officials said in a statement. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was transported by EMS to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The truck driver, Sydney Jones, 60, of Hillside, N.J., was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The NYPD’s investigation of the collision is ongoing.

— Michael Garofalo

Woman assaulted by catcaller

A 34-year-old woman reported that she was assaulted by a man who was harassing her at the northeast corner of West 25th Street and 10th Avenue Sunday at 3:05 a.m. The victim told police that the man approached her and asked her name, and when she refused to speak to him, he punched her in the head, knocking her to the ground. The victim said that the man then slammed her head into the ground before fleeing. She was treated at Lenox Hill Healthplex for pain and bruising. Police searched the area after the incident but no arrests have been made.

Woman harassed by panhandler

A 37-year-old woman reported that she was harassed by a man asking for change outside the 28th Street subway entrance at Seventh Avenue Friday, August 4, at 4:35 p.m. The victim told police that she was leaving the station when an unknown man was asking for change and when she refused, the man proceeded to push her onto the staircase and punched her in the back of the neck. The victim refused medical assistance at the scene and the suspect fled.

Woman wanted for throwing trash onto playground

Two women reported that a resident of 400 West 43rd St. has been harassing people in the Manhattan Plaza Playground outside the building since the end of July. The women said that the resident has been continuously throwing multiple items, including cans, bottles filled with liquid, diapers with feces and other items, from her window on the 29th floor onto the playground where children are playing. No arrests have been made.


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