Two individuals were injured in an incident in Manhattan on Oct. 6 when a taxi cab struck a pedestrian before crashing into two commercial spaces in an Upper East Side building. The accident was still under investigation, and police are not yet saying what caused the cab driver to leave the road.
A crash in Central Park on Sept. 18 killed a 58-year-old woman and wife of CBS Television Stations' senior vice president. The pedestrian died after suffering severe head injuries from being hit by a bicyclist in New York City.
On Sept. 2, a pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a Cobble Hill accident involving two vehicles, reportedly. According to police, the accident transpired at approximately 12:40 p.m. That is when one of the vehicles attempted to turn right from Court Street onto Atlantic Avenue and collided with a flatbed truck that was also attempting to turn right. Consequently, the driver of the first vehicle lost control and careened onto the northwest sidewalk of the intersection, striking a 29-year-old woman, officials said.
On a Friday afternoon last month, a 58-year-old woman was struck and killed by a taxi while attempting to cross the street at 79th and Madison in Manhattan.
A man and his female friend were reportedly riding along in his SUV -- a Jeep Liberty produced back in 2006 -- when she asked him to pull the car over so that she could get out. She thought that he was intoxicated, and she was concerned about riding with him in that state. She then began to walk down the side of the road instead.
Despite New York City Mayor de Blasio's Vision Zero program, which was implemented to prevent traffic fatalities, the streets recently claimed another victim only two blocks from the site where a 9-year-old boy lost his life in January. His death was the impetus for the mayor's initiative, but for one 61-year-old retired commercial artist, it wasn't enough.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has implemented one phase of his Vision Zero initiative by signing legislation designed to curb pedestrian fatalities. The location of the signing was symbolic -- the mayor chose to sign the bills outside of P.S. 152 in the borough of Queens' Woodside neighborhood.
Recently, the mayor of New York City launched an initiative called "Vision Zero" in order to reduce pedestrian and traffic deaths. Unfortunately, yet another fatal pedestrian accident occurred on June 9. According to reports, two women were walking on a sidewalk along Hylan Boulevard when a 2005 Honda Accord left the roadway and struck them.
When many people think of pedestrian accidents, they may picture a car hitting someone crossing a street. This case is a little different because it involves a bicyclist hitting a pedestrian. A senior citizen is recovering after he was hit by a hit-and-run bicyclist in New York City.
Two pedestrians in New York were injured when an unregistered and uninsured dirt bike struck them at a Bronx intersection. The accident occurred on Third Avenue and 188th Street at about 3 p.m. on March 21.