Man, 83, Killed by Dump Truck at Manhattan Bridge

A 83-year-old man was struck and killed by a dump truck in Manhattan's Chinatown and the driver was charged with operating the vehicle without a license, police said Saturday.

Ka Chor Yau was crossing Canal Street at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge at about 12:30 p.m. Friday when he was hit by the truck, investigators said.

He was taken to New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A sandal and a grocery bag could be seen where the man was struck.

The dump truck driver, Maykel Felix-Tejada, 24, of Paterson, New Jersey, was arrested on a charge of aggravated unlicensed driving.

It wasn't clear if he had an attorney who could comment on the charge.

According to city statistics, 7,985 pedestrians have been injured by motor vehicles to date this year, the same number as were injured in all of 2014. Twenty-four pedestrians have died in such accidents so far in 2015, compared with 132 in in 2014 and 180 in 2013. 

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