MTA accident raises pedestrian hits in NYC
A B62 bus driver struck a cyclist and pedestrian in South Williamsburg Tuesday night, Sept. 16th around 8:15 p.m. Lucky there were no fatalities; both victims were transported to Bellevue hospital in stable condition.
However, immediately after the bus crash, at Wythe Avenue near Division Street, a cyclist lay on the street blood-stained in front of the stopped bus that hit him.
Pedestrian deaths in New York City are still riding according to an analysis of NYPD reports, if things keep pace there could be over 200 such deaths by the end of the year. NYPD data shows there were 156 fatalities in 2013, an increase from 152 in 2012 and 142 in 2011.
Is Vision Zero in New York Working? What can be done to prevent such avoidable pedestrian accidents? Give us your thoughts New York. Suggestions include: holding drivers accountable with tougher punishments, create safe roads with lights and speed bumps and continuously building driver awareness.
According to New York personal Injury Attorney, Paul Ajlouny, there are a few factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents:
- Ignoring crosswalks
- Ignoring traffic controls and signals
- Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Driving under he influence
- Distracted driving (testing, talking on phone, changing radio, putting on make-up..)
- Passing another vehicle
New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 59,000 pedestrians were injured and 4,092 pedestrians were killed in road traffic accidents.
Pedestrians and Cyclist At Risk
Both bicyclists and pedestrians have no protection from distracted or speeding drivers. The elderly, and children, as seen with the latest pedestrian hits in New York are at risk where they receive traumatic injuries and sadly death.
New York Injury Attorney for Pedestrian Accident Victims
In the event that a pedestrian or a bicyclist is injured by a vehicle hiring a traffic accident attorney will ensure that they receive the proper compensation to cover the medical treatment for their injuries.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of a motorist, contact a NYC personal injury attorney to discuss your case. Consultations are FREE.
According to Mean Streets Of New York The Pedestrian Death Toll Is 84.
- 4:00 AM Van Wyck Expressway near JFK Airport. The victim was struck and killed while changing a tire on the side of the Van Wyck Expressway. He was hit from behind by a livery van, according to news reports.
8:26 PM Rockaway Boulevard at Brookville Boulevard. The victim was loading a motorcycle onto a pickup truck on the side of Rockaway Boulevard, after the motorcycle had broken down, according to police. A Chevy van struck the back of the pickup truck and the people loading in the motorcycle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
6:01 AM Hutchinson River Parkway at Exit 3E. The victim was struck after she ran onto the northbound lane of the Hutchinson River Parkway, from a car parked on the service road. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
10:01 PM Astoria Boulevard and 80 Street. Melania Ward was crossing Astoria Boulevard in the crosswalk when she was struck by a Q47 bus turning right from 80 Street. Ward was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
10:27 AM Bedford Avenue and Gates Avenue. The victim, an unidentified man, was crossing Gates Avenue when he was struck by a sedan turning left onto Gates from Bedford Avenue. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
4:53 AM Liberty Avenue and Tuckerton Street. The victim, an unidentified man, was crossing Liberty Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle headed west. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
2:03 PM East 79th Street and Madison Avenue. The victim, an unidentified woman, was crossing 79th street when she was struck by a taxi turning left from Madison Avenue onto 79th. The woman was pinned under the taxi, and bystanders flipped the vehicle off the victim, according to news reports. She was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
8:22 PM 509 Avenue P. The victim, an unidentified man, was crossing Avenue P when he was struck by an SUV headed east. The victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
2:52 AM Fresh Pond Road between 60 Drive and Elliott Avenue. Karoli Grzegorczyk was crossing Fresh Pond Road mid-block, when he was struck by a car traveling south, according to police. The car fled the scene. MORE
pedestrian Accidents in New York 49% of all deaths