A construction worker fell through a bridge and onto the Van Wyck Expressway, where he was hit by a car Tuesday, officials say. He later died of his injuries, according to police.
The 34-year-old worker, later identified as 34-year-old Jeremy Rozan, was initially taken to a hospital in critical condition after the 10:20 am accident by the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge. Police say he fell through the span onto the highway and was hit by oncoming traffic, suffering severe injuries to his head and body. As a result of the crash, Rozan was thrown forward into the left lane.
It wasn’t clear how far he fell. The driver of the Nissan Altima who hit him stayed at the scene.
Traffic cameras showed a heavy emergency response in the area earlier in the day. Traffic was affected.
The investigation is ongoing.
The Roosevelt Avenue Bridge opened in 1927 and runs over the Flushing River.