Alexandra Suchinsky, a 76-year-old woman, died carrying out the routine of picking up the garbage in front of her house on Albion Avenue in Paterson, New Jersey.
The morning of November 4 turned tragic when Suchinsky was fatally struck by a backing truck. The accident was captured by a neighbor’s surveillance camera and the video was released by Pix11.
“I got the phone call. My partner told me that my mom had an accident,” said Alexandra’s son, John Suchinsky. “I came back here and saw that my mom was under a blanket, lying on the street.”
John added that his mother’s death was the result of a problem he and his neighbors have complained about for years: A constant flow of boxcars and tractor-trailers stops at a food processing plant down the street dead end, blocking traffic and damaging vehicles on the way. They also back up to the corner.
So far no charges have been filed in the death of Suchinsky, who it was classified as a tragic accident. But his son hired a lawyer and is considering a civil suit.
Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh said the city is trying to force the business owners to be better neighbors. “Make the company more aware. That is very important,” he stated. “There is bad signage. The company must comply with the appropriate signage.
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