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The epidemic number of wrongful death related to pedestrians and bicyclists hit by vehicles reached a new high on Wednesday night as 4 people were killed in an half an hour time span in New York City. A man who was riding his bike in Queens died after being hit by a truck whose driver fled. A an 88-year-old woman crossing Ave. C in Manhattan was killed after being struck by a Con Ed truck and two women were killed when a car hit them as they crossed Forest Hill Road in Staten Island.

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free%20helmet.jpgIn order to prevent bicycle injury and make streets safer, the New York City Department of transportation has been distributing free helmets to New Yorkers for the last seven years. This Saturday the DOT will give its 100,000th helmet at at this weekend’s Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn.
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An 11 year old bicyclist was struck and dragged under the rear of MTA bus yesterday in Cypress Hills in Brooklyn, New York. The boy was taken to Brookdale Hospital with traumatic injuries to his rib cage and lower body and was later transferred to New York – Presbyterian Columbia Hospital. The bus driver never saw the bicyclist who, according to investigators may have ridden into the back of the bus.

Watch the video 11-Year-Old Boy on Bike Seriously Hurt in MTA Bus Accident

Last year in New York, 40 bicyclists were struck by MTA buses, according to MTA statistics. This is a sad reminder of how dangerous it is for bicyclists to ride near buses. If you or your children ride a bike in the city please make sure to observe the following basic safety rules:

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A taxi jumped a curb yesterday in New York City at Rockefeller Center stricking a British tourist and severing her left leg and severely injuring the other. Her foot was recovered at the scene and doctors at Bellevue Hospital tried in vain to reattach it. The 24-year-old cab driver, Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon of Queens lost the control of his car during a road-rage duel with a bike messenger. Himon who has a hack license but wasn’t authorized to drive the cab had a history of negligent driving. He was previously involved in a car accident injuring one person in 2010 and had many traffic violation on his record.

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A 68 year old man was riding his bike on Sixth Ave in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York when he was hit by a truck. After the accident, the driver stepped out of his truck and looked around and drove away from the scene leaving the victim to die according to the New York Daily News. The driver told the police that he didn’t know that he hit anyone and that he had stopped to ask directions.

Brooklyn is New York’s deadliest place for fatal traffic accidents. In 2011 (most recent statistics available), 79 people died in car crashes in Brooklyn compared to 45 in Manhattan, 65 in the Bronx and 67 in Queens.

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New%20York%20City%20Commercial%20Bicycle%20Accident%20Prevention%202.jpgIn New York, bicycle accidents are too frequent among delivery employees and the resulting injuries are often catastrophic or even fatal. To protect delivery cyclists from severe accidents, The City of New York will soon be enforcing new rules for commercial bicycling.

Commercial bicyclists will be required to take a bicyclist safety course. Courses will be available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

New%20York%20City%20Commercial%20Bicycle%20Accident%20Prevention.jpgBusiness owners who employ delivery bicyclists will have to post a commercial bicyclist safety poster where employees can easily see it. Additionally they will have to maintain a bicyclists roster with detailed information on each employee.