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A 7-Year-Old Boy Died In A Pedestrian Accident

Posted: March 2, 2020 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

In late December of last year, New York City officials announced that pedestrian traffic deaths had risen for the first time since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office. As of December 22nd of 2019, there were 215 traffic fatalities citywide, which was up from 195 in 2018. 117 of those fatalities were pedestrians, compared to […]

Driver Of A Moped Hits A Pedestrian Who Died At The Hospital

Posted: February 21, 2020 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

In 2018, fatal accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists dropped to a record low, causing lawmakers to cheer Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative. However, 2019 was not so kind. As of December 22nd, 2019, there were 114 pedestrian deaths on New York Streets, compared to 110 in 2018. This caused lawmakers and activists to […]

Avoid The Dangers Of Texting And Walking

Posted: November 15, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

Distracted driving has become such a concern that many states now have statutes outlawing texting while driving. According to data from the NHTSA, nearly 5,000 pedestrians were killed and another 76,000 were injured in traffic collisions in the year 2012. While it is unclear how many of these pedestrians were texting while walking, there are […]

2018 Deadliest Year For Pedestrians And Cyclists Since 1990

Posted: November 14, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

An accident involving a pedestrian can be a traumatic occurrence for all involved. While just 11% of people travel on foot, pedestrians account for 13% of all vehicle-related fatalities. Most vulnerable are the elderly and children under the age of 15. They account for 27% of fatalities and 34% of injuries. While a driver is […]

Suspected Drunk Teen Hits Pedestrian In Bohemia

Posted: August 15, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

New York is like many states in that they have what is known as a dram shop law. The New York State Dram Shop Act could make a server or establishment liable in some drunken-driving accidents. While this law doesn’t typically apply to social hosts, it can apply to bars and restaurants. The law covers […]

Debris From Elevated Train Nearly Hits Pedestrian

Posted: June 4, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

It’s hard to picture New York without seeing the elevated trains and, of course, the iconic subway system. The Elevated Railway, or “El” began operation in 1868. While that version of the “El” is long gone, elevated trackways still exist in the outer boroughs as a part of the subway system. It is a system […]

Teen Caught On Camera Going Wrong-Way Through Tunnel

Posted: May 9, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

Vehicle deaths in the United States have declined in the past decade. However, wrong-way crashes have remained consistent in the most recent decade. In 2014, the Federal Highway Administration reported that there were 382 people killed in wrong-way crashes. In about 60% of wrong-way collisions, the drivers are impaired by either drugs or alcohol. Though […]

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