Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tractor Trailer Kills Pedestrian on Flatbush and Atlantic Aves - Park Slope, NY Patch

A short piece on yet another preventable tragedy from yesterday - the
comments are worth reading.

According to police, a 40-year-old man was crossing in between cars in
the intersection near Barclays Center when he was hit by a tractor
trailer traveling northbound on Flatbush Avenue at around 12:29 p.m.
today, April 3.
Since posting, I read that the victim has been identified as Irvin Gitlitz, 83 years old.  How people confused an 83 year old man for a 40 year old is beyond me, but a reminder of just how inaccurate eyewitness accounts can be.  Any lawyer or psychologist can tell you eyewitness testimony is notoriously unreliable.

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