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.
Two women were struck by a vehicle in Syracuse on March 14 in a fatal pedestrian accident. This incident occurred on East Genesee Street, and it resulted in the death of one woman and serious injury to her mother.
New York residents might be interested in this story of a fatal accident involving an MTA bus and a 21-year-old pedestrian in Williamsburg. On Mar. 1, a nursing student at Hunter College walked southbound on Union Avenue with a group of friends. As they crossed the street, an MTA bus was turning left onto Meeker Ave. and allegedly hit and killed the woman, according to the local police.