Damn, what a way to go. A 59-year-old Department of Transit worker was killed after his co-worker accidentally backed over him with a giant truck.
According to officials, DOT veteran Errol Wilson was repaving the Cross Island Parkway with another worker, when the driver of the Mack Truck he was directing lost sight of him in the rearview mirror. Wilson was crushed by the truck’s tires during construction near Northern Blvd. in Queens Monday night.
Police say the driver, 46-year-old Lloyd Daley was sober and deemed the incident an accident. Daley has not been charged with a crime.
Wilson’s widow, Valerie White received a call from Mayor Bloomberg Tuesday morning offering his condolences, but his family continues to search for answers.
“We want to know about this man who carelessly ran over my dad,” said his daughter, Tanya Wilson. “We want justice to be served.”
Wilson was awarded a number of times for over twenty years service with the department, including his work during the aftermath of 9/11 and the Blizzard of ’96.
“He was somebody who just loved the work he was doing,” said his son, Errol Wilson Jr., 24.
In a statement, DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan called Wilson a “veteran of the Roadway Repair and Maintenance Division, one of our best workers and a member of the DOT family.”