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2016 Cyclists pedestrian deaths NYC

NEW YORK CITY statistics recorded more than 160 cyclists and pedestrians killed in crashes during the third year of the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative meant to deter such deaths. Cyclists and pedestrian deaths rose in 2016 compared to previous 2014-2015.

In 2016 NYPD arrested 39 drivers striking cyclists and pedestrians under Vision Zero’s right of way law, Administrative Code 19-190, the city said all thanks to the progress of the Vision Zero initiative.

“Despite our record success in saving lives these past three years, we know that Vision Zero is just starting,” de Blasio said.

“Pedestrian hit and runs happen throughout New York too frequently even with the Vision Zero initiative in place, downtown Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan are the most dangerous areas for pedestrians.”, according to New York personal injury lawyer, Paul Ajlouny.

Pedestrian Struck Statistics:

  • Eighteen people died in New York City traffic in February, and 3,770 were injured, according to Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero View crash data map
  • 26 pedestrians and cyclists killed by city motorists this year, and 2,277 injured.
  • Across the city, 1,008 pedestrians and 183 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles.

Remembering The Victims:

  • Gwendolyn Booker was struck by a school bus driver on a sidewalk in Brooklyn.
  • Dorothy Heimann and Maria Minchala were hit by turning drivers at intersections in Brooklyn and Manhattan, respectively.
  • Alexa Smith, 16, was killed on a street in Queens with a 40 miles per hour speed limit by a dollar van driver who left the scene.
  • Jose Contreras, Besik Shengelia, and an unnamed male pedestrian were killed on the same night by hit-and-run drivers in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.

 

Vision Zero Year 3 Report by DNAinfoNewYork on Scribd

Flatbush Brooklyn Child Struck By Car

An 8-year-old girl / pedestrian was struck by a car and  killed in Flatbush, Brooklyn at the intersection of E. 22nd Street and Ditmas Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Jadann Williams tried to cross E. 22nd Street when she was struck by an SUV.

8 Y O FEMALE PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY A VAN HAS DIED

8 Year Old Female Child struck and killed Fatbush Brooklyn.

The young girl was transported to Kings County Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The 35-year-old man driving the vehicle remained at the scene.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Teen pedestrian critical, hit by car in Bronx

A teenager is listed in critical condition after an out-of-control driver smashes into a Bronx storefront this Friday morning.

Bronx 2 car crash

Accident in the Bx that left a teen critically hurt.

The accident happened at Southern Boulevard and Barretto Street in the Longwood section of the Bronx.

NYPD officials say a two-car crash between a U-Haul and a car sent one of the vehicles onto the sidewalk and into the front of a beauty salon.

A second person, possibly one of the drivers, sustained less serious injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

crash in the Bronx

Teen critically hurt and another man injured in a crash involving a U-Haul truck and a sedan in the Bronx Friday morning.


Update:

A driver, 36 year old Efrain Rodriguez, accused of hitting and critically injuring a teenage pedestrian in the Bronx has been charged with with striking 17 Amaru Millin in the Bronx last Friday morning.

The teen suffered swelling to the brain and had to have part of his scalp removed.

Rodriguez, according to NYPD, was speeding, going over 45 miles an hour, and astonishingly fleeing a previous crash when he struck Amaru.

It’s been reported that Rodriguez had taken methadone before the crash,  not to mention16 prior drivers license suspensions.

“He didn’t bother checking on the kid,” an eyewitness said. “The U-Haul guy, tried to flee  the scene. Me and some other guys told him ‘don’t move the car, get the hell out of the car, you aren’t leaving,'”.

“I saw the kid crossing the street. When the kid went to cross the street this U-Haul truck was speeding and it hit the kid and he landed over there,” a woman said.

According to New York car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, “If Rodriguez was driving while under suspension and he was also under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the charges are valid. He  should of had his license suspended permanently.”

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