Truck driver Sydney Jones, 60, was arrested Tuesday, August 8th after striking a 73-year-old man crossing the street in Manhattan, NY around 5:45 a.m.. Jones was driving with a suspended license, and police say it is unclear who had the right of way.
Unlicensed Driver Paying Ultimate Cost
The man was struck at 7th Avenue and W 25th Street. When police arrived at the scene they found the victim with severe head trauma. Jones was driving a tractor trailer without a valid license. According to patch.com, Jones was charged with aggravated unlicensed driving. He did stay on the scene in order to submit to a breathalyzer, but information regarding his sobriety has not been released.
The unidentified victim was taken to Bellevue hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The Investigation Is Ongoing
Jones has a history of driving without proper licensing. New York 4 News states, “Jones’ driver’s license has been suspended in New York state since 1991 for failing to answer a summons in Orange County. He also paid a fine in $200 for operating an overweight or oversize vehicle in Seneca County.”
Although Jones has not been involved in other accidents with human injury, he has had his license suspended on three other occasions in New Jersey.
He has been barred from driving in New York for the past thirty years, and we have our suspicions his driving ban will last much longer this time around.