May 18, 2020 By Michael Dorgan
A man was killed after being sandwiched between two delivery trucks in Kew Gardens Monday morning.
The victim, a 49-year-old man, was hit by a vehicle in front of 124-50 Metropolitan Ave. at around 5:20 a.m., according to the FDNY.
The man was struck while he was standing between two rental trucks and transferring items between the vehicles, according to police.
One of the trucks backed up toward the rear of the second truck and slammed into the victim, police said.
The victim was pinned between the two trucks and sustained severe body trauma, police said.
He was transferred to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center by EMS where he was pronounced dead.
The operators of the two trucks involved in the incident remained at the scene, according to police.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notification and the investigation is ongoing, police said.