Fatal car accidents related to speed are on the rise in New York City and many of them are caused by young inexperienced drivers behind the wheel.
While New Yorkers witnessed or heard the noise of drag racing all over the city during the coronavirus lock-down that started at the end of March, the city is now about to enter phase 4 of reopening but many drivers seem not to have realized that they are not alone on the road anymore.
Two days ago a 21 year old driver was speeding on the southbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Parkway when he lost control of his Honda, slammed into the median, overturned and landed on the northbound side, hitting another driver in a Toyota
The young driver had three other passengers on board. One of the backseat passengers died at the scene of the accident while the driver and the two other passengers aged 25 and 32 year-old were seriously injured and rushed to the hospital. The driver of the Toyota was also hospitalized with injuries. (Read more in the New York Post)
In an article published Today in the Daily News, Gridlock Sam expressed his anger at “morons” driving in New York City recently. Sam said he witnessed too many drivers, including motorcyclists, speeding and tailgating around the metro area. He also sees too many scooter drivers with no helmets, running red lights and weaving dangerously in and out of lines. Sam also indicates that since June 1st traffic fatalities are 20% higher than during the same period of the previous year. Many of the deceased are young drivers. In less than a week an 11 year old, a 16 year old, an 18 year old (see previous blog) and a 21 year old were all killed in reckless NYC car accidents. Several others were badly injured and are still hospitalized.