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Times Square vehicle collision with pedestrian injuries.

Crash into Town Square crowd possible deliberate act!

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.

 scene in Times Square where a car fatally plowed into a crowd of pedestrians

Scene in Times Square where a car fatally plowed into a crowd of pedestrians

Times Square just went nuts. People screaming and running, the place is swarming with emergency vehicles and cops. People injured. WTF

Times Square just went nuts. People screaming and running, the place is swarming with emergency vehicles and cops. People injured. WTF

Just In - Vehicle-pedestrian crash Times Square

Just In – Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash Times Square

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.

Richard Rojas, seconds after he plowed into a crowd of people in #TimesSquare. 1 dead, 22 hurt.

Richard Rojas, seconds after he plowed into a crowd of people in #TimesSquare.

13 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square

13 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square — 45st St New York, NY 10036 Photo Credit FDNY

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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.

The lucky Ones:
  • 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.

Live in New York and need a personal injury lawyer?  Contact Ajlouny Injury Law for free advice 24 hours: 1-800-535-5029.

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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.

New York Car Accident Stats

DMV NY 2011 Crash Stats

Vehicles 543,080
Drivers Involved 505,648
Vehicle Occupants 708,256
Note: 2011 statewide VMT rates are comparable to 2010 VMT rates, but
Special Crash Series
Pedestrian/Motor Vehicle Crashes 15,928
Bicycle/Motor Vehicle Crashes 6,076
Motorcycle Crashes 5,336
Fatalities
Persons Killed (1) 1,153
Drivers Killed 597
Passengers Killed 203
Pedestrians Killed 296
Bicyclists Killed 57
Other 0
Non-Fatal Injuries
Persons Injured (1) 177,445
Drivers Injured 106,335
Passengers Injured 48,677
Pedestrians Injured 15,689
Bicyclists Injured 5,883
Other 861
(1) Includes pedestrians, bicyclists and all other non-vehicle involved persons
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