UPS Worker Hit by SUV, in Critical Condition

The longtime worker is well-known by people on his route in lower Manhattan

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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A UPS worker was hit and critically injured by an SUV while he was on the job in downtown Manhattan Tuesday

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Police say a UPS delivery worker was struck and pinned by an SUV while on the job in lower Manhattan late Tuesday afternoon.

The worker was walking back to his truck after making a delivery near 15 Beekman St. in the Financial District when the SUV suddenly jumped the curb and hit him from behind, pinning him against a building, witnesses said.

A woman was behind the wheel of the SUV, and had two small children in her car when she hit the worker, witnesses said.

It's not clear what caused the woman to suddenly swerve. She stopped at the scene and cooperated with police.

The delivery worker has worked at least 31 years with UPS and has been on the route for 26 years, the company told NBC New York. Customers in the area who have been getting deliveries from him say he is well-known and liked.

The worker was said to be in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

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