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.
New Yorkers may have heard the tragic news that a drunk driver has caused the death of two Bard College students while they were walking along Route 9G near Broadway and West Kerley Corners Road in Tivoli Village. A group of people were walking southbound on Route 9G when three of them were struck by a car also travelling southbound. After the pedestrian accident, the car left the scene but was located a short time later and the driver was arrested. Sheriff's deputies were called to the scene on Friday at around 11:50 p.m. and discovered two dead victims and another victim who was injured in the accident.
On Feb. 3 at approximately 6 p.m., an MTA bus struck an unidentified woman as she crossed Broadway near 74th Street in Queens. The collision occurred when the bus driver executed a right turn onto Broadway. Approximately 30 passengers rode the Q53 bus at the time of the collision. No additional injuries were reported.
Following a string of auto-pedestrian accidents over a two-day period, New York City residents and lawmakers alike are suggesting possible changes that need to be made in high-traffic areas in order to keep people safe. Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced his plan to implement a multi-agency task force called 'Vision Zero" with the goal of reducing roadway fatalities.