Bloomberg said that 39-year-old Angel Roldan was hit by a car outside his sanitation garage in the Bronx on Tuesday. Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty says Roldan was a "dedicated employee'' and that he will be missed.
The driver of the car was being questioned by police. No charges are expected to be filed.
The mayor said Roldan had worked for the Department of Sanitation for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, an 18-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son.
His wife, Rena, works for the police department as a traffic enforcement agent.
The Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association offered its sympathy, calling the tragedy "especially tragic during this time of the year."