City Snow-Removal Truck Strikes, Kills Pedestrian

CHICAGO (STMW) — The driver of a city truck was ticketed after fatally striking a pedestrian Wednesday afternoon during snow removal operations in the South Side Bridgeport neighborhood.

The pedestrian, 44-year-old Albert Moya was struck at 2:57 p.m. in the 2800 block of South Archer Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines.

Moya, of 2894 S. Archer, was dead on the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy Thursday showed he died of multiple injuries from a truck striking a pedestrian, according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled the death an accident.

The vehicle that struck Moya was a city Department of Transportation fleet truck, police said. The driver stayed at the scene of the crash and was ticketed for operating the vehicle in reverse and failing to exercise due care for a pedestrian, he said.

The identity of the driver was not immediately available.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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