Upper East Side, NY (May 21, 2020) – A young man, identified as 29-year-old Justin Batten, was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Wednesday evening, May 20th. The fatal collision was reported at around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 97th Street.
According to authorities, the 18-year-old driver of a 2015 BMW sedan entered the intersection as Batten was walking across the street. The pedestrian was struck and emergency crews responded to the scene.
Batten was rushed to New York-Presbyterian Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The events that led to this incident are being investigated.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Justin Batten at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New York
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