Police took into custody a driver suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Kensington neighborhood of Nassau County that claimed the life of a minor pedestrian. The fatal event reportedly transpired on Nov. 20 at about 5 p.m.
A woman, age 46, was critically injured after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Nov. 5 in Brooklyn. A photo of the car that reportedly was involved in the accident has been released by police.
According to a report, an auto-pedestrian accident in Rochester on Oct. 19 injured two men. Rochester police believe that a drunken driver caused the crash. The police stated that the accident occurred at about 2 a.m. when a 21-year-old Fairport woman driving eastbound on Park Avenue apparently lost control of her vehicle and struck a pair of men who were walking eastbound on a sidewalk. The pedestrians, who were both 23-years-old, were not seriously injured in the accident.
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.