Delivery man of Mexican origin was killed by a truck in New York

NYPD Highway Enforcement Unit.

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David Vidal Baquero, a 30-year-old delivery man of Mexican origin, was dramatically killed by a truck in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn (NYC).

Vidal was born in New York and had a dream of opening a motorcycle workshop, his widow Rosa María Vidal told NY1 News. “It was horrible because I had talked to him 45 minutes before he left the house and he was very happy because we talked and we had plans.”

“It was horrible because I had talked to him 45 minutes before he left the house and he was very happy”

Rosa María Vidal, young widow of the delivery man

According to the report, Vidal was riding with his younger brother and best friend on separate motorcycles when he was struck by a truck at the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Meadow Street around 9 a.m. Thursday. He fell between the sidewalk and a bike lane. He was treated by paramedics and taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The truck driver, an unidentified man in his 50s, remained at the scene. According to the authorities, no criminal act is suspected in this fatal incident.

Vidal had no children with his current wife, but orphaned a 12-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy from a previous relationship. Her mother started a GoFundme page to raise funds to help the family with the funeral and other expenses.

Roberto Martínez, an activist who defends the rights of food deliverers, I affirm that in the last 30 days they have reported the death of six colleagues throughout New York City.

Road accidents are on the rise in NYC regardless of the victim’s occupation. The day before, on the other side of the city, two Hispanics were killed in Upper Manhattan, when they were standing on a sidewalk and were hit by a car in the middle of a multiple collision, early Wednesday morning.

The latest data shows that, in general, NYC traffic deaths are now 29% higher than four years agodenounced the advocacy group for road safety “Transportation Alternatives”.

In addition to gun violence, traffic accidents are another big challenge for the new mayor, Eric Adams, after a disastrous legacy from his predecessor, Bill De Blasio. New York City had already experienced in April a 35% increase in traffic accidents so far this year, NYPD stated. At the end of that month there was a tragic streak in NYC at an average of one person killed by a run over every day.