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.
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Where Pedestrians and Bicyclists Are Injured, and Why
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s shoot to eliminate pedestrians’ deaths on New York City streets targeting harried drivers, fast-moving bikers and distracted walkers with his Vision Zero plan.
Neil MacFarquhar was hit by a runaway bus on Fifth Avenue while riding his bike. Witnesses described his body bouncing off the bus “like a dummy.” He had been unconscious for 10 days and still had lingering physical effects from his injuries.
Ms. Fuhs, 47, was hit in crossing West End Avenue at 95th Street, also with the light. “The driver of a Prius turning left onto West End has said she was distracted and didn’t notice Ms. Fuhs and only stopped when she had heard a bump, “Driver inattention” was the most common cause of accidents according to a New York city study. She never saw the car coming.
Andrew Kueneman, got off the bus in Montclair, N.J., after a day of work. He was supposed to have the right of way. But then, more than halfway across the street, he sensed a car coming at him. He jumped backward, but the driver swerved in the same direction, and the car struck him in the lower right leg first, vaulting him up onto the hood and windshield. He was carried about 15 or 20 feet farther until the car came to a stop and deposited him back onto the roadway.
Mick Sussman, 42, was hit in Brooklyn. He, too, had the light, though the police said he had been outside the crosswalk. Mr. Sussman also saw the car that hit him approaching. The car hit me with considerable, possibly deadly, force.
Car Accidents / Pedestrian Accidents / Bicycle Accidents
A car accident can change your life forever, if you one of the lucky ones that survive. Everyone is affected, you, your passengers, the other drivers involved in the accident, as well as family and friends. If the crash is not your fault and you are seriously injured, protect yourself by hiring a
personal injury attorney that will be your front man when dealing with auto insurance companies, medical insurance claims while representing you in your personal injury lawsuit.
A car accident can take a physical and emotional toll on injured victims and their families. Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, suggest that accident victims remain calm, seek immediate medical attention, make sure the police arrive at the scene, say nothing to the at fault drivers insurance company. But, most importantly, hire expert personal injury attorney to defend your best interest and fight for just compensation for your pain and suffering.
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