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A commercial truck driver crushed a pedestrian in Brooklyn and just sped off as the man was left unconscious. The 70 year old pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart alongside a parked commercial truck. When the pedestrian was at the level of the cab door, the truck pulled out, crushed the man and continued without stopping. The man was found unconscisous at the place of the accident and died at the hospital. The police are still looking for a dark color three axle truck.

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Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577

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pedestrian%20death%20NYC%202010%202012.PNGBroadway, First Ave, Second Ave and Seventh Ave are the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Manhattan. According to The Tri-State Transportation Campaign, out of a total of 89 pedestrians who died after being struck by a vehicle in Manhattan between 2010 and 2012, 28 of them died on one of these large avenues.

In the Bronx, where 72 pedestrians were killed on roads,East Gun Hill Road, Fordham Road, The Grand Concourse and White Plains Road had the highest number of pedestrian deaths between 2010 and 2012.

Flatbush Avenue, Ocean Parkway, Atlantic Avenue, Avenue J, Bedford Avenue and Eastern Parkway were the deadliest roads in Brooklyn where 123 pedestrians lost their lives in a vehicle accident between 2010 and 2012.

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In New York most drivers who killed or injured a pedestrian will not face charges. In its cover story the Village Voice looks at the recent cases of pedestrian accidents and at the measures that could be enacted to reduce these accidents.

Almost every day pedestrians are being struck by vehicles in NYC. On Monday a bronx woman was struck and killed by a bus while crossing Broadway and 74th Street in Jackson Heights around 6 p.m. Yesterday a man suffered serious injury after being struck by a commerical van in Elmhurst. The same day, a woman was injured after she was clipped by a taxi in midtown

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To help combat the epidemic of pedestrians who die or suffer serious personal injury in New York, Gale Brewer, the Borough President, submitted a list of the NYC 57 most dangerous crossings. This list include 96th street and Broadway where two pedestrians recently died as well as 17 other locations in uptown manhattan..

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Personal_Injury_Lawyer_Jerry_Katz.jpgOur Partner New York Car Accident Lawyer Jerry Katz obtained summary judgment on the issue of liability for a plaintiff in this “pedestrian struck by car” accident.

This action arises out of a pedestrian/vehicle accident which occurred on December 22, 2011 at approximately 11:00 p.m. at the intersection of First Avenue and East 68th Street, New York, NY. At that time, the plaintiff, a 76 year old woman, was crossing First Avenue in an eastbound direction with the traffic signal in her favor. There were six lanes of travel on First Avenue proceeding in a northbound direction. The plaintiff was struck by the defendants’ vehicle which was making a left turn from East 68th Street onto First Avenue while she was in the third lane. Therefore, the plaintiff had successfully crossed two lanes of traffic and was nearing the third lane when the defendants’ vehicle, which was making a left-hand turn from East 68th Street onto First Avenue to go north struck the plaintiff. The defendant driver admitted to the police and subsequently in his deposition that although his view of the crosswalk was unobstructed, he did not see the plaintiff until impact, and there was rain and a glare from the road obstructing his vision.

The plaintiff sustained a comminuted fracture of the left olecranon process and proximal ulna; posterior displacement of the proximal major fractured fragment; impacted fracture of the left radial head; joint effusion; extensive peri-articular soft tissue swelling; sub-articular cystic changes of the radial head requiring surgery on December 29, 2011 in the nature of an open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture with the insertion of a T7 reconstruction plate, compression screws, coronoid screw and a long home run screw and surgery on May 16, 2012 for the removal of the hardware from the left upper extremity.

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7 pedestrians died in car accidents in NYC during the first 12 days of 2014. The Daily News projected that at this rate, the number of pedestrians who would die after being struck by a car in New York City would reach 200 by the end of the year compared to 156 in 2013, 152 in 2022 and 142 in 2011.

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See our previous blog on alarming pedestrians deaths in NY

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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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Yasmelin Iglesias suffered severe head trauma after being struck by a van in the crosswalk at 48th St. and Sixth Ave in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York. The 16 year old girl is undergoing surgery. She is in critical condition. The police are still investigating why the 29 year old driver of the Van ran over her.

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After too many pedestrians suffered personal injury or wrongful death in traffic accidents on Fourth Ave in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, New York City proposed to trim traffic lanes to slow speeding drivers. This proposal was rejected by the Brooklyn Community Board 10. According to the Brooklyn Daily, some board members said they wanted the avenue to keep its current format, even if it endangers residents walking in the neighborhood.
A previous study for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the six-mile thoroughfare was the third most dangerous road in Brooklyn, tied with Avenue U and Eastern Parkway. The study shows that 4 pedestrians were killed on the strip between 2008 and 2010, mostly elderly and children. This year, two pedestrians have been killed at this location.

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Courtesy of Department of Transportation: The city was also proposing an island to give refuge to pedestrians crossing Fourth Avenue on the southern side of 86th Street. The board rejected it as well.

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1697 motorists, 2055 passengers, 470 cyclists and 855 pedestrians suffered personal injury while 10 motorists and 12 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in New York City during the month of July according to the most recent data from the NYPD.

The number of accidents amounted to a total of 17,548 for the month of July. “Driver inattention and distraction” was the biggest contributing factor of personal injuries and wrongful deaths followed by “following too closely” and “failure to yield the right of way”.

Looking at each borough, Brooklyn recorded the highest number of personal injuries with 517 motorists, 675 passengers, 295 pedestrians and 195 cyclists injured in traffic accidents. Queens recorded the most deaths with 5 motorists and 3 pedestrians killed.