A pedestrian was killed by a car and a cyclist was seriously injured after being struck by a van in New York City last week. Both accidents were caused by reckless drivers.
A man walking his dog in Bay Ridge died after he was struck by a speeding 19 year old driver. 66 year old Frank Decolvenaere was crossing in the crosswalk at the intersection of Fourth Ave and 101 Street around 7:00 pm on Thursday when he was struck by a speeding Mercedez Benz 350. Since 2019, the car had 4 school speeding violations, 4 parking tickets and an expired inspection sticker. Frank was found lying in the crosswalk covered in blood. His dog ran 10 blocks home to alert his wife. (Read more in Street Blog)
Earlier during the week, on Tuesday, a 25 year old driver backing her car out of a driveway hit a 57 year old pedestrian. The accident occurred at a private driveway locate at 30-23 69th Street in Elmhurst, Queens. The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman stayed at the scene of the accident and wasn’t charged (Read more in QNS)
A few other pedestrians were also struck in Astoria according to a Reddit page.
The bicycle accident took place in Brooklyn near the intersection of Flatbush and Avenue U. A 42 year old woman riding her bike was struck by a dollar van on Saturday around 5:15 pm. The driver tried to run away but witnesses caught him and held him until the police arrived. The police identified the driver as 42 year eold Kwabo Fosu. He was driving unlicensed and was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, failure to yield to a pedestrian, failure to exercise due care and leaving the scene of an accident. Since 2018 the van accumulated 3 red light and 3 speeding violations. The woman was seriously injured and transported to the hospital to be treated. Read more in AMNY