One woman was killed and six people were injured after a Coca-Cola truck and a van collided into each other which forced the truck to slam into scaffolding outside of a Bronx apartment building on Monday afternoon, officials said.
The driver of the delivery truck lost control when a silver minivan veered into his path on East 138th Street and Bruckner Boulevard in Port Morris, police said. The minivan was attempting to make a left turn onto Bruckner Boulevard, but ended up crashing into a traffic sign on the sidewalk.
Sheniqua Silva, 37, was in the path of the truck when it lurched off the road and crashed into the building scaffolding. Silva, a mother of five, was waiting for the BX33 bus when the accident unfolded. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to reports, she was on the phone with her husband Orlando Silva at the time of the accident. “I thought somebody snatched her phone away or something, but no, it was that she got hit,” Silva said of his wife of 13 years. The Silva family has five teenage boys ranging from 14 to 19 years old.
Six other people sustained minor injuries and were taken to Lincoln Hospital, fire officials said. The drivers of the truck and van were taken from the scene by ambulance.
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