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2017 Vision Zero Progress

In 2017, under leadership, our work helped fuel a historic drop in pedestrian fatalities through a record number of street safety redesigns & turning treatments, & by reprogramming traffic signals to give pedestrians a head start .

These figures prove that for New York City’s pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists, Vision Zero is the only way forward. According to the mayor 2017 was the safest year on record! The streets of New York City have been the safest they’ve ever been since 1910.

The city reports that last year, there were 214 traffic fatalities, of which 101 were pedestrian deaths. In 2016, there were 231 total fatalities, with 148 being pedestrians. The Department of Transportation and the NYPD also report that there was one fatality among school-aged pedestrian children, the fewest ever in the city for children under 17. All boroughs, apart from Brooklyn, saw fewer traffic deaths and Queens experienced the fewest fatalities ever.

“Yes, the Vision Zero Initiative under Mayor de Blasio, in New York has been very aggressive”according to New York Car Accident Lawyer, Paul Ajlouny. “The city has done that with safer street design and safer traffic signals, not with “distracted walking” crackdowns. There is still a lot of work to do. Statistics in 2017 show that 23 cyclists lost their lives on NYC streets due to speeding vehicles.

In an increased Vision Zero push, the city kicked off a series of new safety and road improvement projects last year that included the installation of 25 miles of protected bike lanes, continuing the redesign of Queens Boulevard, and adjusting traffic signal phases to align with the city’s 25 MPH speed limit.

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Deadly streets for cyclists in New York

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.

  •  56 pedestrians and cyclists killed by city motorists through June
  • 6,915 injured
  • 11 motor vehicle occupants died in the city in June
  • 4,190 were injured MVA occupants

Five pedestrians and four cyclists were fatally struck by drivers.

Motorists killed two 80 year old men in June:

  • Jason Tseng
  • Michael Mamoukakis

City wide cyclist collisions:

  • 805 pedestrians
  • 519 cyclists

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.

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Witness Account of Cyclist struck in New York

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.

When Cities Won’t Protect Bike Lanes, ‘Human Bollards’ Step Up

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.


Drivers, Pedestrians, Cyclists Hit & Run

Risking Our Lives Daily

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.)

“We the Users of the Streets of the City of New York — the Drivers, the Pedestrians, the Cyclists — in order to form a more perfect Understanding, establish Rules, insure roadway Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the reduction of transportational Warfare, and secure the Blessings of Safety to ourselves and our fellow Users, do ordain and establish this Constitution.”

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 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.

Hit-and-Run Drivers Are Still Killing NYC Pedestrians

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.”

Video of Car Jumping Curb Hitting Teen Girl

Victim In Fatal Brooklyn Hit-And-Run ID’d As New York DJ

Recent accidents 2017

  • A 76-year-old bicyclist is in critical condition following a hit-and-run crash in Flushing, Queens. victim listed in critical condition at Booth Memorial Hospital with head trauma. March 4, 2017 7:13 PM
  • Queens Man, 28, Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash On Grand Central Parkway
  • Car Jumps Curb, Strikes Teen Girl In Borough Park, Brooklyn


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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

Pedestrian accidents in NYC 4k annually

Over 4,000 pedestrians in New York City are seriously injured or killed in vehicle accident.

More than 60% of pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in New York were struck in the five boroughs, (Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan) according to a new report claims.

According to New York personal Injury Attorney, Paul Ajlouny, “Pedestrian accidents are almost always the fault of the driver failing to yield, speeding, or running a traffic signals.

Distracted driving (cell phone usage, texting while driving or just not paying attention), is probably one of the biggest reasons for motor vehicle accidents in New York.” Says, Mr. Ajlouny.

Pedestrian Accidents

Traffic crashes cause 4,000 serious injuries in NYC every year.

Studies show that in New York City, 453 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents from 2011-2013 — 60% of the state’s total.

Most dangerous NYC roads

New York City district attorneys prosecute reckless drivers please!!

Families who have lost loved ones to fatal crashes in New York, rallied at City Hall on Sunday to demand that New York City’s district attorneys prosecute reckless drivers.

Grieving families and victims stepped gathered in a heart wrenching union, up to the microphone one-by-one clutching photos of their loved ones.  Families  and victims held up signs declaring “No Charges Filed.”

Four young boys stood at the front of the crowd, holding a map displaying the traffic deaths in NYC from 2005 to 2013—a total of 2,566.

Hit-and-run victims remembered

Vision Zero activists rally at City Hall to demand DAs prosecute criminal drivers.

Amy Cohen, a founding member of Families for Safe Streets, was the first to address the rally. “In 2013, 294 New Yorkers were killed in traffic. My son, 12-year-old Sammy, just shy of 13, was one of those 294.” Cohen’s voice wavered as she continued. “It is an incomprehensible loss. Each of those killed has a mother, a father, a sister, a brother, or a spouse. A family member who’s life will never be the same.”

According to data tracked by Streetsblog there have been 400 pedestrian and cyclist fatalities in three years, only two cases led to a DA filing any homicide charges against drivers—motorists are rarely criminally charged if they fatally strike or injure someone and there’s not one or more aggravating factors involved (such as a hit-and-run, intentional hit, or intoxication.)

“It is not an accident when drivers make turns at full speed without even looking. It is not an accident when drivers speed through intersections and kill people,” Cohen said.

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Four young boys held a map displaying NYC traffic deaths from 2005 – 2013, totaling of 2,566.

The Victims

  • Sammy Cohen-Eckstein was struck by a van after he chased a soccer ball onto the road in Park Slope was hit on Prospect Park West.
  • Allison Liao crossing with her grandmother on Main Street in Flushing, was fatally struck by a car that was turning right on the green.
  • The driver failed to yield when making a left turn fataly striking Cooper Stock and shooting his father across West End Avenue.
  • A hit-and-run driver in a red  mini van, struck and  killed 14-year-old Mohammad Naiem Uddin, as he crossed E. Seventh St. at Caton Ave. in Kensington.
  • Friends of Ella Bandes, 23-years-old fataly struck by a bus on the intersection of Myrtle-Wyckoff on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood. No charges were ever against the bus driver.
  • Lindsay Motlin, 28, from Manhattan, was struck by a speeding van at night in December 2013 on Grand Street in Brooklyn while standing on a street corner. It was a hit-and-run.  The driver was never found.  She had injured her shoulder, pelvis and leg.
  • Jeffrey Heller, 59, Manhattan resident, was cycling in Brooklyn when he was struck by an SUV in October 2014. He had suffered a broken Leg.
Hayley and Diego’s Law:

New law would make it easier to punish dangerous drivers; cops could issue penalties without witnessing accidents Safety advocates have long decried the loopholes in some of New York State’s existing traffic laws, especially in those intended to punish drivers who injure cyclists or pedestrians.

The law was passed after two young children, Hayley Ng, 4, and Diego Martinez, 3, were killed in 2009 in Chinatown when a delivery van that was left in reverse jumped the curb and hit them.

The law (VTL 1146) went into effect in 2010, and imposes the following penalties on drivers whose failure to exercise due care results in the injury or death of pedestrians or bicyclists:

– For the first offense, a fine of $750 or 15 days of jail time, participation in a driving training course, suspension or revocation of the driver’s license or registration, or any combination of these penalties.

– For the second offense, any of the above penalties, plus a misdemeanor charge. Current police policy, however, dictates that an officer cannot issue a violation unless the officer witnesses the crash, which limits the number of incidents in which police departments in New York City and elsewhere will charge a VTL 1146 violation.

The new bill (S3644), would amend Hayley and Diego’s Law and make the authority to enforce the law explicit, even if the officer was not present at the time of the crash, as long as the officer has reasonable cause to believe the violation was committed by the driver.

In March, a resolution was passed in support of the legislation giving law enforcement additional, vital tools to effectively crack down on careless driving – and send a strong message that a driver’s license is not a license for carelessness.

The legislation will make New Yorkers safer by enabling law enforcement to hold careless and distracted drivers accountable when they injure or kill pedestrians or cyclists.

The legislation will go a long way toward holding drivers accountable for careless behavior – carelessness that took the lives of Hayley Ng and Diego Martinez in the Chinatown neighborhood where the children were killed. – See more

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, offers his thoughts on prosecuting reckless drivers, “You never know what solution is going to be effective.  My theory is there should be a range of  laws that should be set in place to address an ever growing problem. Suspending an offending drivers license is at the top of the list.

Getting bad drivers off the road is the first step in my opinion.” says Mr. Ajlouny. “Of course I have high hopes that the recent initiative lowering the speed limit to 25 MPH, will make drivers more aware of pedestrians.”  concluded Mr. Ajlouny.

Pedestrian Hit In Bushwick Brooklyn

Breaking News: A man is dead after being struck by an MTA bus in the middle of an intersection at Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues in Bushwick, on the border of Queens. It happened at around 5:15 a.m.

A transit worker on the scene says the bus involved was a Q58 that was making a right turn onto Palmetto Street when it hit the pedestrian.

Authorities say the MTA bus driver may have not known he had even hit a anyone and continued down Palmetto Street for a short distance.

When he found out that the bus hit someone, he stopped.

The pedestrian was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with severe trauma. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Pedestrian struck, killed by MTA bus on Queens border in Bushwick

Q58 MTA bus hits man in Brooklyn, killing him, police say. Same Intersection, Ella Bandes was killed by bus driver last year. Vision Zero.

Man killed by MTA driver: Same INT Ella Bandes was killed by bus driver last year #VisionZero. The question is, how safe is the Myrtle-Wyckoff intersection in Ridgewood, Queens.

New York Personal injury attorney, Paul Ajlouny, questions Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative 25 slow zones. “will lowering the speed limit and re-engineering dangerous intersections put a stop to driver / pedestrian distraction.” Say’s Mr. Ajlouny.

“Putting a little faith in Mayor de Blasio’s plan to improve traffic safety at Myrtle-Wyckoff, in hopes of slowing traffic down, amy give pedestrians more security when crossing the street.” explains Mr. Ajlouny.  Time will tell.

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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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.

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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

Vision Zero NY Plan For Safer Streets


Fifty-one people died in traffic fatalities in New York City between in the first three months of 2014, compared to 69 during that period in 2013, all accredited to New York’s Vision Zero reforms.

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51 people killed in traffic crashes from Jan.1-March 30, 2014

Neighborhood News

New York City car accident Lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, hears these tragic stories everyday his phone rings. “Building awareness in New York pedestrians and drivers is definitely the first step to lowering the fatality rate in NYC. ” Paul  strongly suggests.  “In NYC people jaywalk all the time.

Pedestrians ignore traffic laws, running out in the street with a look of defiance. They cross on a yellow, taking chances, when they know they don’t have time to get across the street before the light changes. They walk in the street alongside the cars.”

This year alone an NYPD cruiser on the upper east side seriously injured a pedestrian near Broadway and 78th street. A young girl in Brooklyn leaving church, was killed by a driver fleeing another accident. A 13 year old girl with down syndrome was killed in a hit-and-run-accident. At least 6 people were hurt when a truck crashed into a Bed-stuy Deli.

It’s obvious that many people ignore basic safety rules.  Police officers don’t enforce basic traffic expectations.  NYC commercial cars, trucks,taxis and buses,  break rules and speed limits all the time.  For so long no one has cared, until now!

In 2013 in new York City, close to 300 people were killed in vehicle accidents.

Ajlouny Injury Law, auto accident lawyers fight for the rights of  injured accident victims. If you or someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in a NYC traffic accident, contact our personal injury law firm today. We serve clients throughout Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens,NYC and Long Island.

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Put down those cell phones, don't drink and drive and reduce your speed.

Put down those cell phones, don’t drink and drive and reduce your speed.

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