On Thursday, April 11, 2019 at approximately 1543 hours, police responded to a collision in the vicinity of Randall Avenue and Coster Street in the confines of the 41 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 67-year-old male operator unconscious and unresponsive at the scene.

EMS arrived and transported the male to Lincoln Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A preliminary investigation determined the 67-year-old operator of a Freightliner tractor trailer made a left turn onto Randall Ave from Coster Street, mounted the sidewalk and struck a utility pole at the location. The tractor trailer continued westbound on the sidewalk striking an occupied parked 2007 Dodge Caravan (vehicle #2) into the roadway, then subsequently struck an unoccupied 2000 Ford Pick-Up truck (vehicle #3) causing a chain reaction. The Ford truck struck an unoccupied parked 1999 Dodge Caravan (vehicle #4) which in turn struck an unoccupied parked 2012 Toyota Camry (vehicle #5). The front passenger of vehicle #2 was also removed to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition for neck and back pain.

Deceased (operator):

Atlas Banks, 67
20638 Forest Road
Milton, DE 19968

Family has been notified.

The incident is being investigated by NYPD’s Highway Collision Investigation Squad.

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