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New York City streets remain dangerous for pedestrians

location of the fatal pedestrian accident in QueensNew York City streets remain deadly for pedestrians with reckless drivers continuing to create mayhem and killing people as the below frightening surveillance video of a near miss accident shows.

Over less than a week, two pedestrian died and one was critically injured. On Monday morning, 15 year old Antonia Zalutovska was rolled over by a school bus who failed to yield to her (see previous blog). A few days before, on Thursday last week, one pedestrian died and another one suffered life threatening injuries in two separate reckless car accidents.

Unlicensed driver kills pedestrian in Queens

The pedestrian who died on Thursday was a 57 year old man who was struck by an unlicensed driver near the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and Rentar Plaza in Middle Village, Queens (see picture of the location to the left). The driver was identified as Joseph Capella. The police did not reveal the name of the victim.  The area is known to be dangerous and multiple crashes previously occurred there. Last year 3 cyclists, 1 pedestrian and 10 motorists were injured in a total of 34 crashes that occurred on Metropolitan Avenue between Fresh Pond Road and 69th street.

Reckless driver seriously injures pedestrian in Brooklyn then gets arrested by the feds for drug and firearms offenses

The pedestrian who was seriously injured was a 77 year old woman who was struck by a reckless driver who caused total mayhem at a Brooklyn intersection. 29 year old Danzel Mackins was driving east bound on Gates Avenue when he struck another car driving south bound on Marcus Garvey Boulevard. The other car driven by a 69 year old man slammed into two other parked cars while Mackins’s car jumped the curb, striking a woman and seriously injuring her. Mackins was then picked up by the feds and arrested for unspecified “narcotics and firearms offenses,” and was detained in Manhattan federal Court.

Read more in NY Street Blog

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