A large white flat bed truck slammed into a bicycle rider this past Friday morning in Borough Park, killing him. CBS News reported that after the accident, the driver left the scene to order lunch before he was arrested.
The details of the alleged hit-and-run are slightly bizarre. The victim, described as a man in his late 60s, was hit at the intersection of 6th Avenue and 65th Street. The truck driver, possibly unaware that he was the cause of the accident, pulled over on the side of the road, a block or so ahead of the incident. Witnesses say he went to check on the man lying dead in the street before he returned to his truck to continue making deliveries.
“I just saw someone pull over here,” Rocky Chong told CBS. “He just walked right down there and he just walked right back and drove off.”
The driver then was spotted ordering some chicken and a cheeseburger at a Kennedy Fried Chicken spot a few blocks away from the scene of the accident. Maggie Zhent, the worker who took the driver’s order, told CBS that there was nothing strange about the man’s demeanor when he ordered his lunch.
Cops then closed in on the man at the restaurant and arrested him.