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Pedestrian Killed Struck By SUV In Queens

A 50-year-old man was killed after being struck by a SUV in Queens Sunday morning, August 14th according to NYPD.

The pedestrian was crossing Springfield Blvd around 7:20 a.m. A 53-year-old driver in a 2014 Kia Sorento crashed into him while driving eastbound on Murdock Avenue and turning left onto Springfield. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police as they investigate the fatal crash.

Emergency responders found the man unconscious and with severe injuries. He was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Springfield Boulevard is a major north/south roadway that runs through the eastern section of Queens, New York. It is 7.8 miles long and goes from Northern Boulevard in Bayside, to 147th Avenue in Springfield Gardens. Wikipedia

  • Two pedestrians struck when an out-of-control car smashed into the side of a Queens restaurant. Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Springfield Avenue and Hempstead Avenue, Queens, NY
  • Queens passenger, 21, dies after SUV driver hits stopped, parked cars in Queens. Monday, August 10, 2015 South Conduit Ave. in Springfield Gardens

 

 

 

Hit and Run in Queens Leaves Man Dead

Search On For Driver Who Left Man Dead In Queens Hit-And-Run

The accident happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 30th Road and 21st Street in Astoria

Police said a 45-year-old man was in the roadway on 21st Street when he was hit by a southbound dark-colored sedan. The vehicle then fled the scene, according to

Emergency responders found the man lying in the road with severe trauma. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead.

Late Thursday afternoon, detectives were going to each corner and checking every building – and every camera – in their effort to track down the offending driver.

According to residents on 21st Street at 30th Road in Astoria, people just speed up and down here all the time. It’s turned into a raceway.
There is no traffic light there, no speed limits, just fast moving traffic and dangerous circumstances to everyone around.

Pedestrians, and drivers both are in danger at this intersection. It’s a known danger; no reason for drivers to slow down. Speed is a given that a driver is going to hit a person.

NYPD is urging the public to come forward, as residents hoped for the city to do more to protect them.

Residents said the city has installed more lights along 21st Street, but clearly not at 30th Road. They hoped the accident would cause that to change.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

Reactions to this accident:

  • We are dealing with a much larger problem. Motorists driving on 21st as if it was a highway. Pedestrians crossing streets, oftentimes in the middle of the road, disregarding oncoming vehicle. No one cares.
  • There needs to be more than one traffic signal installed on 21st Street. Driving on the section between the QBbridge and Astoria Blvd can be harrowing at times, and as a pedestrian, I completely avoid crossing it whenever possible. How many have been killed or injured on that street over the years?
  • We should just close 21st street off to motorists. That will solve the problem. Then pedestrians need only fear bicyclists and mopeds.
  • The police just need to patrol the street and ticket people for speeding. If drivers are not penalized for going over the speed limit, like they do on this street, they will continue to break the law.
  • DOT or any other agency is not responsible for hit-and-run drivers nor their actions. As reprehensible as the act is, the (stupid) accusation equates to someone using a hammer and being responsible for the guy on the other side of the city taking a bath and splashing water.

Queens car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny weighs in on this accident, “All measures need to be taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians at this intersection, DOT needs to take another look at the intersection for potential safety enhancemen­ts.

No matter what, drivers need to abide by the law and drive safely. Bottom line intersections can be very dangerous areas, for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Wake-up New York. ” Says Mr. Ajlouny.

 

Deadly Accident Outside Barclays Center

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN OUTSIDE BARCLAYS CENTER–
A cyclist was killed and three others injured in a crash this early Monday morning outside the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

According to Authorities, an SUV heading northbound on Flatbush Avenue crossed the double yellow line, went into the southbound lane, and struck a bicyclist.

The SUV then struck another vehicle. The bicyclist, a man in his 30s, was killed on impact.

Three others injured in the accident were transported to New York Methodist Hospital.

The impact of this gruesome accident spread shattered glass, car parts and smashed vehicles stretching for  five blocks.

A witness of the accident saw the driver of SUV hit a Toyota Camry that stopped at a red light at Dean Street and Fourth Avenue. Slammed right into it without breaking.

After rear ending the Camry, witnesses say the driver backed up, went around the Camry then drove into oncoming traffic at a high speed where he then hit the bicyclist near Atlantic Avenue.

The scene was just so tragic. The driver kept on going with the man on his hood, striking a black car before crashing again on Flatbush. Bicycle parts could still be seen stuck in the wheel.

Several people were taken to nearby hospitals, including the driver of the Toyota Camry and an Uber driver who had three passengers in his vehicle.

Cyclist killed in gruesome, bike-shattering accident outside Barclays Center

Cyclist Killed After Bike Shattered in Gruesome SUV Crash Near Barclays

Paul Ajlouny, New York personal injury lawyer, weighs in on this tragic fatal crash. “this was no accident, this was a total disregard for human life. The fact that a vehicle was rear ended and the driver of the SUV continued on to hit the cyclist — criminal. It will not be surprising to learn that this driver was in some way impaired. As the picture shows below, snapped by a witness at the scene, this was no accident, this is a crime scxene.” Says, Mr. Ajlouny.

“From the eyewitness events that took place, once the driver of the SUV hit the car on Dean street, he panicked and tried to make a run for it, running the red light and then hitting the cyclist. The sick thing is there was not one rational thought in this crazed SUV drivers mind. He continued on with the cyclist on the hood of his vehicle, hit another vehicle and then crashed into the intersection on Atlantic and fourth.” Comments, Mr. Ajlouny

Tragic collision in brooklyn

Remnant of bicycle in SUV front wheel, Atlantic Ave & Flatbush.

Fatality, 4 injured, car jumps curb in the Bronx

Bronx Accident

Bronx: Fatal Accident 1420 Grand Concourse.

Breaking News: MOUNT EDEN neighborhood, Bronx– Fatality and serious injury accident.

A car lost control, jumped a curb, killing one person and injuring several others in the Bronx.

The accident happened at 170 Street and Grand Concourse in the Mount Eden section around 6:45 p.m this evening.

The car lost control, jumped the curb and crashed into a building, 1420 Grand Concourse.

One person has been pronounced dead at the scene and four others are reported injured. Two people are listed in critical condition, one a child.

The driver of the car is in serious condition. All of the injured were taken to Lincoln Hospital.

Witnesses say the people who were hit were waiting on the sidewalk for a bus.

MTA Bus Hits 15-Year-Old Girl in Brooklyn

An MTA Bus hit a A 15-year-old girl as she was crossing Grand Street and Union Ave in Wliiamsburg, Brooklyn this Friday.

The girl was immediately transported to the hospital with a severe left leg injury according to NYPD.

Police say the teen was trying to cross the street at the time of the accident.

MTA bus accident in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  15 year old girl seriously injured.

It has been reported that the the driver, a 29-year MTA veteran, will be charged with failure to yield. This is similar to the MTA bus driver who fatally struck a 78-year-old in East Flatbush in December of last year.

PEDESTRIANS KILLED

Weekend of fatal accidents in New York

It doesn’t look like the low 25 mph speed limit is working.  The speed limit was just reduced to 25 mph, but the weekend was filled with fatal pedestrian accidents across the city, including one in the Bronx.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, weighs in on this tragic weekend. “The woman killed while attempting to cross the Major Deegan Expressway early Sunday morning, is an exception because there is no speed limit on the Freeway.  She should not have been crossing the Major Deegan Expressway.”

Mr. Ajlouny continues, “There should be pedestrians laws for people that cross the streets while distracted on green.  The reduced speed limit doesn’t mean people could cross on a green light or jaywalk without being attentive and abiding by the laws. Pedestrians that walk out into the street while texting talking on their phones or listening to their iPods are just asking for trouble.”

Fatal Pedestrian Accident Draws Attention to Safety

NYC’s 25 mph speed limit, was filled with fatal accidents.

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.

pedestrian accident

B62 Bus Driver Strikes Cyclist & Pedestrian In Williamsburg

(Matthew McNulty)

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.

B62 Bus Driver Strikes Cyclist & Pedestrian In Williamsburg

MTA hits bicyclist

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
  • Speed

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

No More Preventable Tragedies New York

Last year more than 156 pedestrians died in New York traffic. More than half of pedestrian deaths and 27 have died since the beginning of 2014. Public awareness to these senseless tragedies, have to happen before any more of us lose a son, a daughter, a parent or a grandparent.

Families who have lost a loved one to a NYC traffic accident due to the reckless behavior or dangerous conditions on New York City’s streets, have become vindicates to ending to traffic fatalities. The pain and suffering including the legacy of their loved ones, drives these family members to bring to light the dangers of New York City traffic hazards.

“This is a ugly problem in our beautiful city.” say’s Paul Ajlouny, a New York traffic accident lawyer, “We need to campaign and shed light on the pain and suffering of surviving families left behind in order to build awareness, and press for the end of preventable pedestrian fatalities and injuries.”

There has to be a way for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles to safely co-exist where children and adults can cross streets freely without fear or risk of endangerment — life is to valuable.

Families members of New York accident victims Families For Safe Street), have come together to turn their grief into action, so that no one else has to suffer the pain they have suffered.

In New York Call to Improve Pedestrian Safety Is Renewed

In New York Call to Improve Pedestrian Safety Is Renewed – Spread The Word New York!

Pedestrian deaths in Queens rose to 70 percent, from 27 to 46 just this last year. They doubled in The Bronx, from 15 to 32. Drivers are just going way to fast.

Steps are being taken to stop the loss of dear life. Cooper’s Law, for instance a law which recently passed, allows New York City to suspend and revoke the license of a taxi or livery driver who kills or injures a pedestrian who had the right of way.

Take heed New York and know that you share a road when driving. Be considerate and safe.

Family of Grandma Killed by BMW Charged $6K to Fix Car That Killed Her

Wow can this story be any crazier?  Your grandmother is killed by the driver of a BMW and then the drivers insurance company tries to collect on the damages done to the vehicle.  Can we just say “that’s just nuts”.  The poor women is walking home from the supermarket when she is hit by a 57 year old therapist.  She later dies at a nearby hospital in Long Island.

Its bad enough the surviving family is devastated and grieving the loss of grandma, but to then receive a letter from the drivers insurance demanding $6,245.09, for damages is mind blowing!

 

The letter obtained by The New York Post reads.

Whats amazing is as soon as this became public knowledge the insurer starts to back peddle.

On Friday, a Post reporter asked PURE’s president about the letter. Hours later, the insurer dropped its collection effort, issuing a statement that said in part:

“Our sympathies go out to the family and loved ones of Ms. Cedeno . . . s a company policy, as well as due to the extremely sensitive nature of this tragedy, we are reluctant to go into great detail about the circumstances of an open claim. We can confirm it would not be our policy to pursue recovery of damages in a case like this.“We acknowledge that a letter was written and sent by an otherwise excellent claims professional. . . that created the impression that reimbursement would be pursued even if there was no applicable insurance. This runs counter to our position, and [the claims professional] should not have written the letter.’’

One opinion to this is that “Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT always the driver’s fault in a car/pedestrian accident. If the woman was crossing illegally, then it was not the driver’s fault. Nor the insurance company”.

I work for a  New York car accident lawyer and I am native in New York. I would like to apply the “pedestrian right of way” rule.  As drivers could this accident of been avoided by driving a safe speed.  Okay lets just say grandma wasn’t in a crosswalk, does that make it okay for any driver not to be aware of their surroundings?

As one poster commented, “The pedestrian is always right” well it depends who gets hit by a car… and I agree.

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