MANHATTAN — A UPS worker was in critical condition after being struck by an SUV on Beekman Street in Lower Manhattan Tuesday, police officials said.
The unidentified victim was struck from behind just before 4:40 p.m. in front of 15 Beekman St., near Nassau Street and was rushed to New York Downtown Hospital nearby.
"The car jumped the curb and pinned him against the building," said Beekman Pub owner Ed Robinson, who ran out of his bar after seeing the car in front of his building's window.
"When I came out, he was on the ground," Robinson said.
The worker was unconscious when rescuers arrived, fire officials said.
"He's in here all the time," Hector Revilla, of the nearby Downtown Pharmacy, said of the UPS worker. "He's a really nice guy."
"Everyone in the building really likes him," said Flora Kaplan, who has lived across the street for 30 years. "It's shocking. You're just doing your job and 'boom.'"
Police said the driver remained on the scene and no criminality was suspected.