NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Yale University law student was struck and killed by a car on South Frontage Road at York Street on Tuesday.
New Haven Police say the scene unfolded around 4 p.m.
Police said a 35-year-old New Haven man was driving a Mitsubishi box truck north on York Street toward South Frontage Road. The truck was traveling in the center of three lanes, which is both a straight and right turn lane.
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According to police, “the bicyclist was traveling north on York Street also approaching the intersection with South Frontage Road in the right-most lane which is a right turn only lane.”
They said, as the truck began to turn right onto South Frontage Road, the bicyclist continued north on York Street and collided with the passenger side of the truck.
Prior to the arrival of New Haven emergency responders, a passing North Branford Fire Department ambulance and a passing American Medical Response supervisor stopped to try to help the man who had been hit.
The ambulance transported the 25-year-old victim to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased. New Haven police identified the victim as Keonho Lim of Medford, Mass. Lim was attending Yale Law School as a member of the class of 2022.
The truck driver stayed on the scene.
The area was blocked off for the investigation, but has since been reopened.
For quite some time now, pedestrians have complained about the intersection of York Street and South Frontage Road, right near Yale New Haven Hospital.
In 2017, a 42-year-old woman was killed there. A News 8 investigation at that time found that pedestrians had been hit two-three times a year nearby.
And, a Yale medical student died while crossing that intersection back in 2008.