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