Delivery man crushed by falling tree dies

Crash site: An officer from the police Crash Investigation Squad inspects the delivery man’s crushed motorized bike.
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A Red Hook Chinese-food delivery man who was crushed by a tree as it was being cut down by city workers on Monday has died.

Jin An Liu was riding his motorized bicycle on a pathway inside Coffey Park around 1 pm as two parks department contractors were pruning and removing trees there, when one came crashing down on top of him, officials said.

Paramedics rushed Liu to Methodist Hospital, but he died the next day, according to a New York Post report.

Workers cutting down trees are supposed to keep the area safe with traffic cones, caution tape, and a person on the ground warding people off, a parks department spokeswoman said. But a witnesses claims the Hook workers only had someone on the ground, and he was not able to stop Liu from riding past.

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Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Kahlua Jackson from Red Hook says:
He dead now - let us pray he in heaven! Best dang Chinese! Why they gotta take the good ones!
I loved his egg foo young - delivered in 30 minutes or your money back! But he was always on time!
Why the good ones gotta go? Why?
May his Chinese soul rest with the angels in heaven and not with the devil of hell!
Nov. 19, 2015, 1:31 pm
Chin Hong says:
Nov. 21, 2015, 7:24 am

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