20 dead after limousine, vehicle crash in New York 20 die in upstate New York.
From Jan, 2017 – Nov, 2017 10,852 Total Crashes
Top Contributing Factors to Crash
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Bicyclist in the last week have been hit and killed on the streets of New York.
Three bicyclists were struck by a van during the NYC Century Bike Tour on Sunday morning, critically injuring one of them, police said. The alleged driver of the van, 39-year-old Abel Pina of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of vehicular assault, driving without a license and driving while impaired.
EAST FLATBUSH — A 35 year old cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when he appeared to ride into a busy intersection ( at Utica Ave. and Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights) and get struck by livery cab driver Thursday morning, according to police and dramatic video of the incident.
A box truck fatally struck a cyclist on a LOWER MANHATTAN street corner Thursday afternoon, slamming into her while making a right turn, police said. The 38-year-old truck driver was headed east on Walker St. at about 5:45 p.m. when he turned right onto Broadway, striking Yan Jindee, 48, cops said.
A bicyclist was slammed by an MTA bus on Thursday afternoon — and is clinging to life in the hospital, officials said. The cyclist was riding on Kissena Boulevard near the intersection of Peck Avenue in FLUSHING at about 1 pm when the bike crossed over the center line and crashed into a Q17 bus that was headed in the opposite direction.
Twenty people died in New York City traffic in June, and 5,514 were injured, according to City Hall’s Vision Zero View crash data map.
Five pedestrians and four cyclists were fatally struck by drivers.
Motorists killed two 80 year old men in June:
City wide cyclist collisions:
Of eight fatal crashes on New York streets, no motorists were known to have been charged for causing a death.
Chelsea cyclist Dan Hanegby swerved into the path of the charter bus driver who killed him, though video later revealed the driver sideswiped Hanegby while attempting to pass.
A charter bus driver killed cyclist Michael Mamoukakis. Both drivers were off-route, and both crashes occurred in the 10th Precinct, where bus companies commonly use streets where buses aren’t supposed to be. Though both Hanegby and Mamoukakis appeared to have the right of way, no charges were filed by NYPD or Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance in either case.
Cyclists Corbin Carr and Ronald Burke were killed within hours of one another in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Both victims ran red lights are said to have run red lights. Witnesses said Burke was struck from behind by a motorist traveling in the same direction, contradicting NYPD’s initial account of the crash. The driver who hit Burke fled the scene.
Daniel Nelson and Gabriel Garcia were killed while walking in Staten Island and the Bronx, respectively, by hit-and-run drivers who were not immediately caught or identified.
According to New York car accident attorney Paul Ajlouny, “Most drivers who strike people in NYC are not charged. Nearly half of motorists who kill a NYC pedestrian or cyclist do not receive so much as a citation for negligent driving.” says Mr. Ajlouny.
In the first seven months of both years, 11 cyclists throughout the city have been killed motor vehicle collisions. In total, 2016 saw 18 cyclist fatalities. A number of high-profile deaths have moved the cycling community to demand greater safety measures from the city.
New York City’s signature green-painted bike lanes have spread nearly as fast as Duane Reades and Chase Banks, it seems. But many new lanes are unprotected by physical barriers, which help make safe rides for drivers and cyclists alike.
INJURED PEDESTRIAN TELLS DRIVER’S ACTIONS APPEARED ‘INTENTIONAL’ IN NEW YORK’S TIMES SQUARE! Initial reports said as many as 22 people were hurt and 1 killed when a car struck a crowd in Times Square.
“Everybody was just running, everyone was concerned for their lives,” says witness of Times Square crash. According To The FDNY 22 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square.
1:03 Eastern Update: A person has died in the Times Square crash; 20 are hurt, say authorities.
Car speeding before collision and appeared to be out of control going the wrong way according to witnesses. Driver, believed to be from the Bronx, taken into custody after barreling into the lunch-hour crowd in Times Square. Driver believed to have history of drunk driving.
#BREAKING: Police ID driver as 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx in deadly Times Square crash. One young women is dead.
According to Gersh Kuntzman, a NYC cyclist, pedestrian and driver, New Yorker’s risk their lives every time they leave their apartments on foot, in a car or on a bike. New Y0rk Roads and sidewalks are still dangerous even with the Vision Zero initiatives in place. Mr. Kuntzman has drawn up a basic set of rules, a constitution, by which, all (drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians) should abide by in order to stay safe, to stay alive (lest we all kill and maim each other and our streets run even more slick with blood.)
Kunzman’s objective was to craft a Constitution in hopes of reducing violence on the New York streets. WHY? He is sick of watching so many near-misses every day. Please send all proposed amendments to firstname.lastname@example.org to be brought up at the next Constitutional Convention.
Increasing bike paths and bike safety is part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative to reduce the number of traffic related fatalities and is also a key strategy of the Health Department to build neighborhoods that encourage physical activity. Through the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity, the agency is committed to investing in undeserved communities and eliminating the health inequities in New York City.
Data reported by Streets Blog reported seventeen people died in New York City traffic in July, and 5,310 were injured, according to City Hall’s Vision Zero View crash data map. 83 pedestrians and cyclists killed by city motorists through July of 2016, and 8,378 injured, compared to 77 deaths and 7,835 injuries in the same period in 2015.
Citywide, nine pedestrians and three cyclists were fatally struck by drivers last month. Among the victims were Teresa Martinelli, Matthew von Ohlen, Jorge Zepeda, Andrew Esquivel, Sean Ryan, Terrence Montrose, Roberts Nukheimra, Jack Koval, Antonio Flores, and an unnamed male pedestrian in the Bronx.
Motorists killed at least one senior in July: Teresa Martinelli, 79. Across the city, 727 pedestrians and 498 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.
While the de Blasio administration touts 2016 as a year in which the Vision Zero initiative continued to drive down traffic deaths — down four percent from 2015 to 225, and down from 300 deaths in 2013 — all of this year’s gains were made in the category of drivers or passengers. For pedestrians and cyclists, it was another story altogether: according to NY1, 140 pedestrians were killed on city streets, a slight rise from the year before, while eighteen cyclists were killed, up four.
Most alarming: a sharp spike in the number of pedestrians killed by hit-and-run drivers, which jumped by 34%. During the first three days of 2017, there were three separate incidents of fatal hit-and-runs alone. And drivers are getting away with it: in a report released by the NYPD last September, only 13 arrests were made after 38 deadly hit-and-runs during FY 2016. In 22 instances where someone was seriously hurt, just 14 arrests were made.
According to New York Car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “You turn on the news and just about everyday, pedestrian are struck by a car. Statistics indicate pedestrians are struck by cars more than 150,000 times a year. Every two hours, one is killed.” states Mr. Ajlouny. “Often times the cause of the accident diver distraction. Pedestrian also need to take responsibility by putting away their phones while walking.”
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New York Hit & Run Lawyer: 718-233-3913 – Victims rights attorney
In New York City, most drivers who hit people with their vehicle and then flee the scene are rarely ever charged with a crime. The police fist of all need to find them to make an arrest, in order to get a hit-and-run conviction, according to New York state law.
In any case prosecuting attorneys still need to prove a driver knew he or she hit someone and caused injury. Story at the intersection is, that pedestrian accidents in New York are dropped, or just not pursued at all, once a driver claims he “didn’t see” the victim. Have they though?
Since the beginning of 2016 there are there have been 4 hit and runs to count so far.
New York has adopted hit-and-run civil penalties depend on the drivers’ word.
Increasing penalties for drivers who leave the scene of a crash without reporting it. How many hit-and-runs there have been so far this year in New York City.
NYPD Reports a whopping 34,000 hit and flee accidents. 4,000 of those “personal injury”, leaving the scene. 48 of the 4000 were considered “catastrophic injury”.
Think about that number 4,000 personal injuries in which a driver injured or killed someone in New York and then fled.
2015 Statistics according to NYPD reports:
48 catastrophic hit-and-runs
28 suspects were arrested
475 moving summonses.
In a freak and sad accident this Friday early morning a man is killed as he stumbles out of a his car right into the path of a city bus in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.
According to sources the 23-year-old Bronx man, who had just left an Inwood club, told his livery driver that he needed to vomit while on West 231 Street just after 2:30 a.m. The man opened the back door of the livery car and vomited.
A passing bus driver told police he spotted the man and veered to get out his way. But the man then stumbled out of the livery car and was hit by the bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Drunk motorist crashes car into Long Island living room
An intoxicated dr served out of driver loses control of his vehicle and crashes right into a residents Long Island living room early Saturday morning. Gerard Tegins, 20, runs a stop sign at 2:30 a.m. heading southbound on Harrison and Parkside avenues in the Miller Place section of Suffolk County, according to authorities.
Then the 20 year old driver then crosses several front lawns on the block before crashing into a house at 352 Parkside Avenue. He was rushed to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson and treated for minor injuries, cops said.
“A Little Advice, Drinking and Driving Kills.” Say’s Paul Ajlouny, New York Car Accident Lawyer, “30 people in the US die in motor vehicle crashes that involve drunk drivers.
Statistically averaging out to one death every 51 minutes. So as life saving as this message has been, we still see drunk driving — Just NOT OK. Make a personal vow to drive sober but also STOP anyone under the influence from drinking and driving. Tackle the, take their keys away,answer that call when they are calling for a ride, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!”
Deadly Crash In The Bronx
According to NYPD an early morning car crash on Eastchester av. in the Bronx leaves 1 dead and 3 others seriously injured. Saturday, April 18 2015.
A 43-year-old man was killed early Saturday when his BMW was T-boned in the Bronx and sent hurtling into a pole, officials said. Alvin Fuster was traveling at a high rate of speed on E. 222nd St. near Eastchester Rd. in Baychester at 2 a.m. when he was struck by a Dodge Avenger, police said. The force of the horrifying impact sent the BMW off the street and into a utility pole.
Dozens, including 23 children, hospitalized after truck and school bus collide in Queens Village.
23 children were taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park for observation when a truck that was hit by a school bus crashed into a fruit stand on Hillside Avenue and Hollis Court Boulevard in Queens Village on Friday, April 17, 2015, according to NYPD. Three people were also taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.
2 people hospitalized in rollover crash after suspected car chase
Two people were hospitalized after a car rolled over at the end of a suspected high-speed pursuit. According to witnesses, a driver in a Lincoln MKZ tried to out run pursuing police. The car hit the median, then a taxi and ultimately flipped.
The rollover happened near I.S. 313 Diana Sands School in the Bronx. EMT says the two people injured in the crash were taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital. The two hurt people were the driver of the Lincoln and the driver of the cab.
A man was struck and killed by a bus in Midwood, Brooklyn this last Friday, one of several pedestrian deaths in the city over the last 24 hours. Making New Yorkers take a second look and question whether the mayor’s plan to reduce pedestrian fatalities is working.
64-year-old Martin Hernandez Tuffino was crossing Avenue M on a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a Freightliner bus turning off Coney Island Avenue mid afternoon Friday.
Mr. Tuffino was stuck under the bus with severe head trauma and died at the scene.
Police reported that two other pedestrians were killed and one was critically injured in separate incidents around the city.
New York personal injury attorney weighs in on this tragic bus accident., “Just last week, an MTA bus driver was arrested and charged with failure to yield after he struck and seriously injured a 15-year-old girl in Williamsburg. Bus accidents in New York are on a rise.
In this particular accident, just by looking at the pictures, the bus drivers windshield offers very limited visibility. What was the bus driver thinking?” Suggest Mr. Ajlouny.
“Many accidents happen due to unwieldy vehicles and right turns in our city. Further steps need to be taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians pedestrians crossing the street before vehicles can proceed; possible traffic signals dedicated to pedestrians crossing.” Continues Mr. Ajlouny.
The MTA has 5,700 buses along 310 routes in New York. These numbers do not include private buses. It’s the largest municipal bus system in the nation.
Well the pressure is on! The city has just passed the “failure to yield” is intended to crack down on those who encroach on pedestrian crosswalks. This law is intended to hold bus operators responsible in an attempt to ensure safety of both passengers and pedestrians — and has led to multiple arrests.
Three teens were hurt, the evening of the 10th, after a crash in Medford, NY., Kaynen Peters, 17, was pulling out of a driveway on North Ocean Avenue when his car was hit by an SUV.
Peters and his 19-year-old passenger Brandi Bass, are listed in critical condition. The third passenger, Desiree Lamberson, 19, is listed in serious condition.
According to Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, “there are so many factors to consider in the devastating accident. One being the road conditions, the snow is piled and seeing approaching traffic may have been difficult.
The impact of the hit authorizes will need to investigate how fast the SUV was going. North Ocean Ave is notorious for speed, at least 80 mph even though the speed limit is 45 mph. North Ocean Ave is notorious for being dangerous. Its a highway with houses all along side of it.
However, until an investigation is completed, the accident may or may not have involved speeding. The car was hit on the driver and back door of the car, which is the softest place of the car. There is no protection there. It’s been reported that the other vehicle had minor damage, which prob means speeding might not be a factor. Our prayers go out to the families of the teens involved in this accident.” states Mr. Ajlouny.
Kaynen Peters and his two female passengers, Brandi Bass and Desiree Lamberson, both of Patchogue, along with Sanchez the driver of the SUV, were transported via ambulance to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center.
The sister of Brandi Bass posted on Facebook saying, “Brandi is in critical condition with a broken back, broken ribs and a ruptured spleen. My sister was on the way to save a life, after the driver of car, Kaynen Peters, got a text from his girlfriend saying that she was going to kill herself. All three jumped in the car to talk her out of it. They never made it out the driveway.”
Pete Noel · Top Commenter
Not necessarily. Cars today are designed to come apart in accidents. It’s a safety feature taken from NASCAR designed to lessen the force of impact and transfer less energy to the interior cabin. Also, an SUV wouldn’t have to be going that fast to cause that much damage to a small sedan considering the weight ratios. An SUV will have a lot of kentic energy being transferred into a much smaller and lighter vehicle. That would make the smaller car crumble more than if it had been hit by vehicle of equal size and weight.
Or maybe the kids just didn’t see him…& pulled right out in front of him! JUST HAD THIS HAPPEN TO ME YESTERDAY!! man pulled out if a hiddin driveway did not EVEN LOOK to see who was coming down the 30 mph road…nuts!! Everyone just needs to pay more attention!!! & slow the f*ck down..we all come to same red light…u just get there first…& have to wait longer for it to turn green!!