Hit By Vehicle Survivors Talk
I was hit by a delivery truck making a turn while I was crossing the street with the light. I was just one of 10,859 pedestrians injured when they were struck by a car, truck, taxi or bus that year.
Mayor Bloomberg’s has been able to accomplish lowering down traffic fatalities in NYC by close to 30 percent. There were 286 traffic deaths in the city in 2013, compared with 701 in 1990.
The numbers indicate that pedestrian vehicular deaths are down. However, lives are still lost.
- In January, a 9-year-old boy was fatally struck by a taxi while walking with his father, who also was hurt, in a crosswalk on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
- On March 16, a 5-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
- On April 26, a 54-year-old man died crossing a street in Richmond Hill, Queens.