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New York City JULY 4TH TRAFFIC ADVISORY

NYC INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS STREET CLOSURES

 

Friday July 03-4, 2015

Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations and parking meter regulations are suspended on Friday, 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015 for observance of Independence Day.

TIPS: Make sure to comply with the rest parking regulations and parking meter regulations.
Cops think they are not suspended!!!

Friday July 03-4, 2015

Alternate side parking (street cleaning) & parking meter regulations are suspended on Friday, 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015 for observance of Independence Day.

MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION STREET CLOSURES IN NYC:

THE MACY’S 4TH OF JULY ANNUAL FIREWORKS CELEBRATION means likely congestion and interruption the normal flow of traffic in the area in Manhattan.

Manhattan Locations:

  • FDR Drive between Brooklyn Battery Underpass and East 63rd Street
  • South Street between Whitehall Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
  • FDR Driver Service Roads between Cherry Street and 63rd Street
  • Water Street between Whitehall Street and Fulton Street
  • Pearl Street between Fulton Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
  • Whitehall Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Broad Street between Water Street and South Street
  • Old Slip between Water Street and South Street
  • Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place between Pearl Street and South Street
  • Cherry Street between Jackson Street and FDR Drive
  • Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
  • East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
  • East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • East 10th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
  • Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 20th Street
  • East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
  • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • East 34th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
  • East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive

Brooklyn Locations:

  • Area bounded by Atlantic Avenue on the South; Old Fulton Street on the North;
  • Hicks Street on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Old Fulton Street between Hicks Street and Prospect Street
  • Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
  • Front Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
  • Water Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street

Queens Locations:

  • Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South;
  • Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
  • Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
  • 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek / Dead End
  • Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek / Dead End
  • 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard

For the full list of streets activities go to: The Latest NYC Weekend Traffic Advisory
Additional street closures, as well as changes in timing or duration, can occur if deemed necessary by the Police Department.

This information is subject to change without further notice.

This traffic information comes from many different sources

Main source of this information is The New York City Department of Transportation

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Pedestrians injured in Brooklyn crash

EMS reports two pedestrians were struck during a multicar crash Wednesday morning in East New York.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Cozine and Pennsylvania avenues just before 10:30 a.m. Witnesses say a woman in a gray Toyota Corolla was making a left turn on Pennsylvania Avenue when she tried to avoid a pedestrian crossing the street.

Pedestrian Struck

Breaking News East New York: Pedestrians struck: 21st and Pennsylvania Ave NW.

One of the pedestrians remains in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital after being struck by an out-of-control car in Brooklyn this Wednesday morning. Reports are indicating she suffered serious head injury and may not survive.

Witness reports indicate that a 29-year-old woman driving a Toyota sedan southbound on Pennsylvania Avenue made a left turn onto Cosine, lost control of the car, and drove onto the sidewalk and struck the victims.
She first slammed into a livery cab as well as into a 59-year old man.

The other pedestrian, male, sustained lacerations to the face and is reported in stable condition.

The vehicle remained on the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.

Other people in the vehicles were also being treated.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Deadly Queens Crash

BAYSIDE, Queens Breaking News: 2 people, including child, killed in Queens car crash.

Two people, including a child, were killed in a car crash in Queens this Wednesday evening.

The crash occurred near the service road of the Long Island Expressway in Bayside around 6 p.m.

Two vehicles collided, killing a woman and her child. The victims were passengers, in the backseat, and two others were in front.

The other car involved in the collision had one female in it, her injuries are still unknown.

They were all taken to Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Bayside Queens Crash

2 Killed in Crash Near L.I.E. in Queens.

Multiple Car Crash Washington Heights

Running lights can be deadly as seen in this mornings. A driver running lights while southbound on Amsterdam Avenue crashed in Washington Heights, killing a passenger.

The driver collided with a car westbound on West 157th Street just before 5 a.m.

The passenger in the southbound car was killed. The driver is hospitalized.

The crash is till under under investigation.

crash washington heights

Woman, 41, killed in multi-vehicle crash in Washington Heights

Running Red Lights

New Yorkers will always try to beat the light, “cutting it close”. Poor judgment and speed can be deadly. “Running red lights”, according to car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny,  are a blatant disregard for the law and for other drivers. Running a red light is dangerous. The likely-hood of a crash is inevitable. Most collisions in New York that are caused by red light running ending up in T-bone collisions. ” Says, Paul Ajlouny.

 

Bronx 4 Car Crash

1 man killed and six others were injured in a four car accident in the Bronx early Sunday morning, according to NYPD.

Reports indicates a 54-year-old man, William Hay, was speeding near West 228th Street and Marble Hill Avenue, when he tried to drive between a car stopped at a red light and another parked vehicle around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Mr. Hay hit both cars, causing a collision with another car.

Hay was pronounced dead at the scene. Six others were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Bronx Crash

1 killed in Bronx multi-car accident; others hurt.

2 pedestrians struck in Inwood

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 08:04AM
INWOOD, N.Y.

Tuesday night in Inwood, a borough of Manhattan, One pedestrian was killed and another was critically injured when they were struck while crossing the street.

The accident happened at 209th Street and Ninth Avenue around 10:30 p.m.

A Ford Explorer was westbound on West 207th Street when the two pedestrians tried to run across the street mid-block. The Explorer braked, but could not stop, and hit both pedestrians. Both pedestrians were thrown into the eastbound lanes of West 207th Street, where they were struck by a 2004 Toyota sedan.

A 24-year-old man was run over by the driver side tires, and a 35-year-old man was struck by the driver side fender.

Both men suffered head and body injuries. They were transported my ambulance to St. Barnabas Hospital. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead. The 35-year-old remains in critical condition.

The accident remains under investigation continues.

207th Street between Ninth Avenue and 10th Avenue was closed to traffic due to the active police investigation.

According to New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “In NYC we have a culture of jaywalker all the time.”,  says Mr. Ajlouny. Speed and Jaywalking just are a lethal combination.

In 2014, the first year in which Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented Vision Zero, a plan to reduce pedestrian deaths to zero, 138 pedestrians died in traffic accidents. That was down from a five-­year high of 182 deaths in 2013.  Read More: How Do We Protect New York City’s Pedestrians?

 

Crash on Whitestone Bridge multiple injuries.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 05:00PM
QUEENS

9 people were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on the Whitestone Bridge on Saturday.

The accident happened on the southbound, Queens side of the bridge around 2:30 p.m. Two lanes were blocked.

All nine of the injured were transported to hospitals in the area. Six suffering serious injuries; three have minor injuries.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

The Bronx–Whitestone Bridge is a suspension bridge in New York City that crosses the East River and connects the boroughs of Queens on Long Island, and the Bronx on the United States mainland via Interstate 678. Wikipedia

Breaking: Multiple injuries buses collided inside the Lincoln Tunnel

According to breaking news reports a bus rear-ended another bus inside Lincoln Tunnel. There are reports of up to 35-40 people have been injured.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the buses collided around 9:35 am eastern time.

Lincoln Tunnel Crash

Dozen people injured when two buses collided in the Lincoln Tunnel Wednesday.

It has been reported that an inbound New Jersey Transit and private bus collided around 9:35 a.m. in the center tube close to the Manhattan side of the tunnel.

Traffic is at a complete halt. The center tube of the tunnel is closed. Expected 1 hour delay.

The Holland Tunnel has been affected with traffic delays. Traffic in the George Washington Bridge seems to be flowing.

Paul Ajlouny, New York Traffic Accident Attorney says, “there are close to 40 plus million vehicles that travel through the Lincoln tunnel a annually. Accidents are likely to happen.”

  • Sep 2, 2014 Heavy traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel in Weehawken after a bus accident in the center tube, in which seven people were injured.
  • Nov 12, 2012 – More than a dozen people were injured — two seriously — when two buses collided during rush hour this morning outside the Lincoln Tunnel.

Car crash injures 4 in Front of Midtown Apple Store

A cab in Midtown, jumped the curb injuring four people this Monday afternoon, according to NYFD. The accident happened at Fifth Avenue and East 59th Street in front of the Apple Store in New York City.

The accident victims were immediately transported to New York-Presbyterian Hospital with serious injuries.

Investigations are still trying to determine if the victims were actually pedestrians or passengers in a black Lyft cab.

According to witnesses the vehicle was heading east on 59th Street when the driver apparently lost control, spun around and smashed head-on into a lamppost.

Midtown Cab Crashes Injures Pedestrians

How do you crash in front of the Apple Store in midtown…. Going the wrong direction…

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Fort Green Brooklyn Morning Crash Leaves Mangled Mess

A Vehicle crash early Sunday morning left four cars and a motorcycle in a mangled mess in Ft. Greene street in Brooklyn seriously injuring two people.

According to NYPD 3 individuals were injured in the accident and transported to Methodist Hospital.

The driver of an SUV ran a red light at Cumberland Street and Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene

Two people seriously injured  in multi-car crash in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

According to witnesses the driver of the Dodge SUV allegedly ran a red light at Lafayette Avenue and Cumberland Street in the early morning hours on Sunday.

The crash caused the SUV to hit parked vehicles, then flipping over on the passenger.

The driver and it’s pass anger according to witnesses had to be extracted.

An investigation is still underway.

“Statistically, the most dangerous time to drive is Saturday early morning Sunday”, says Paul Ajlouny, New York personal injury lawyer. This accident plays into the statistics. It’s the weekend evening / early morning hours, contributing dangerous factors can include drunk driving, speeding or driving without a safety belt.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto accidents kill more than 40,000 people in the U.S. each year; they are the No. 1 cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 34.

Mr. Ajlouny continues,  “It’s not surprising that weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, have the highest number of injury crashes”.

” Here’s a bit of advice to keep in mind. You may be a good driver and abide by all the laws in order to stay safe. However, you can never predict the negligent act of another driver. What you can do is  always wear a seat belt, and stay focused and alert. Accidents in New York happen. Surviving them is another factor.” states Mr. Ajlouny.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Draws Attention to Safety

Early morning hours – Dangerous driving times. Car Accidents happen NYC.

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