A 78 year-old actress, Shami Chaikin, is in critical condition after being struck by a New York (NY) Parks Department garbage truck. Ms. Chaikin was riding a mobility scooter in the bicycle lane near her home in Greenwich Village (NYC) at the time of the accident.
The trucking accident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. Ms. Chaikin was immediately taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital by emergency personnel where she underwent surgery. She is reportedly in critical condition.
Actress, 78, run down on mobility scooter, Julia Dahl and Sill Sanderson, New York Post, November 6, 2009.