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Trenton Man Dies After Being Struck By Plow

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – A 47-year-old Trenton man died after he was struck by a plow Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say Quirino Azcona was walking when he fell and landed in a snow bank on South Warren and Front Streets at about 12:30 p.m. The victim was struck while in the snow by a garbage truck fitted with a plow, according to police.

It is unclear whether Azcona was unconscious or injured when he fell. Authorities say an autopsy is pending.

This is the second reported death due to plow injuries associated with this storm.

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  • morgan

    Oh, I know this was an accident; I am just saying that they drive way too fast through the neighborhoods. We had one going so fast through our neighborhood last year that he broke a manhole. It would be really difficult for them to stop if they needed to on these type of roads if they go so fast.

    I am speaking of neighborhoods like in Southern NJ. They were out fairly early in the night where people are walking thier dogs, etc. I am just saying they need to slow down. Last night I observed two plow trucks appearing to race each other.

    This is in no reflection on those guys out there trying to do their jobs in a responsible way. When you drive a big rig such as a snow plow truck, bus or garbage truck, you have to be careful; that is all I was trying to say.

    Thanks for your reply.

  • morgan

    These snow plows need to slow down. They go through the streets like they are in a race. I am surprised they haven’t killed someone before this. Not only do they put people’s lives in danger, which is the most important risk, but by driving so fast they throw ice and slush on resident’s sidewalks after we work hard to clear them. Most townships have regulations in force that states residents have to clear sidewalks within a certain amount of time after a snow fall. Then these guys fly through and we have to do it all over again.

    • philcommander

      I understand what you are saying Morgan but they have a LOT of streets to plow and if this poor guy fell in the snow at nightime and the plow driver couldn’t see him then I really feel this is just a horrible event that couldn’t be helped.

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