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NYC Pedestrian, Cyclist Crash Stats 2017

Just out new statistics New York City drivers injured 1,250 Pedestrians and Cyclists in May, and Killed Seven. That number does not count the recent deaths of a teen skateboarder who police say was killed in a hit-and-run in Brooklyn, cyclist fatally struck by garbage truck driver in hit-and-run and Kevin Zeng, 25, hit by an MTA bus while chasing his skateboard.

First 5 Months in 2017 Fatalities:

  • 46 pedestrians /cyclists
  • 5,577 injured

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  • Xin Kang Wang, 74
  • Alyssa Elsman, 18
  • Jinhe Niu 67
  • Robert Falk 89
  • Kevin Zeng 25
  • Dan Hanegby, 36
  • Michael Mamoikakis. 80
  • Thomas Bradley Jr., 52
  • Darton Besler, 73
  • Ramone Fores, 33
  • Evedette Sanchez, 39 in Dec.
  • Hermanda Booker, 29
  • Corbin Carr, 17

Injured in NYC MVA:

  • 857 pedestrians
  • 393 cyclist

Crashes Endangering Pedestrians

Only two motorists were charged for causing a death. There is a current outcry in New York City streets that NYPD should hold these drivers responsible for their negligence. Many feel that the NYPD has been laying blame on the cyclist victims killed in these accidents.

Far too many cyclists and pedestrians in NYC have been prematurely blamed for their own deaths. However with the number of deaths just in the beginning of this year it’s clear that the streets of New York have a problem keeping cyclists and pedestrians safe.

SUV Driver Hits Skateboarder and Drives Away:

Bicyclists Killed By Garbage Truck

 

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Resources:

  1. http://nyc.streetsblog.org/2017/06/20/nyc-drivers-injured-1250-pedestrians-and-cyclists-in-may-and-killed-seven/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_in_New_York_City

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

 

 

 

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.

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