A man who jumped onto the side of a DOT dump truck was killed after he fell off and was run over in midtown, police say.
The 29-year-old man jumped onto the truck near 51st Street and Broadway around 10 a.m. Monday, authorities say. He stood on a diesel tank foot rail and fell off, then was run over by the back tires of the truck, according to officials.
The FDNY said the man was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
There is heavy street construction in the area, which is rife with concrete barriers with metal fencing, police said. As the truck was pulling into the site, the victim's backpack got tangled up in the fence, forcing him to the ground, where he was run over, officials said.
A witness said he saw the man pinned under the truck.
The identity of the man was not released.
The driver of the truck stayed on scene, and did not know the man was on the side, according to authorities. He has not been charged.