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2 pedestrians suffered personal injury in a New York City car accident this morning. Two men in their 40’s were walking near 18th Ave and 47th street in Borough Park, Brooklyn when a car jumped the curb and hit them early this morning. According to the police the driver fell asleep behind the wheel.

For the last few months in New York City there were more than 50 monthly traffic accidents caused by drivers falling asleep. According to NYPD statistics, these types of accidents have been steadily increasing in the city since the beginning of 2013. Until April 14 they would be below 50 most of the time.

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A young man who was crossing the road mid-block suffered critical personal injury   after being struck by a car in Brooklyn, NYC. The accident happened as the pedestrian was crossing at Third Ave near 22nd street in Sunset Park with another man. The driver said that he saw them but he couldn’t get out of his lane to avoid them. He said he honked several time before striking the pedestrian. Read more in the NY Daily New

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A worker was injured in a construction accident Friday in New York City. The accident happened at the Red Hook East Houses on Henry Street in Brooklyn, NYC. The worker was standing on scaffolding on the second floor when an AC Unit fell on him. The cooling unit was being removed from the sixth floor by other workers when it fell. The construction worker was transported to the hospital. He suffered non life threatening trauma and was hospitalized in stable condition. Read more in the NY Daily News

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Red Hook East Houses, picture: Google Maps

 

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Two people were in critical condition and three others were seriously injured in an accident involving two cars in Brooklyn, NYC, early morning Sunday. The accident happened at the intersection of Quentin Road and E. Fifth Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn, NYC around 12:50 am.  The impact was so violent that one of the cars was sent into a utility pole that tore through the hood and stopped at the dash board. According to the Gothamist two previous car accidents happened this year at the same location.

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3 people were injured after a building collapsed at 1438 Fulton St. near Brooklyn Ave in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NYC yesterday afternoon. The building was set to be demolished and was vacant except for a beauty supply store at the bottom floor. Thankfully no one was inside at the time of the accident. 55 year old Terry Charles who was riding his bike near the building at the time of the collapse was injured after he fell off his bike. Two other pedestrians were also injured.  Read more and see Surveillance video obtained exclusively by NBC 4 New York

 

 

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A bicyclist was killed in an accident Monday during  the early morning traffic rush in Brooklyn, New York City.  The bicyclist was riding south on Fourth Avenue near the Barclay Center when he was hit by an out of control SUV. According to the police, Claudio Rodriguez, the 37 year old driver of the SUV, may have had a seizure.  Rodriguez was travelling North on Fourth Ave when he first struck a car at a red light at the Dean Street intersection. The SUV then jumped the concrete median and crashed into the bicyclist who flew in the air and landed on the hood of the SUV. The bicyclist was carried several blocks on the hood of the SUV before he fell onto the pavement in front of the Atlantic terminal where he died. Rodriguez hit another car before crashing on Flatbush Avenue.  5 other people were injured in the accident. The police are waiting for the blood test results to determine if a medical condition caused the accident. According to the Post “Rodriguez admitted to cops that he had forgotten to take medication on Monday to control his seizures, law-enforcement sources said.”

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Right of WayLowering the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph on Prospect Park West may have saved the life of 5 year old Roark Bennett who was hit by a car at the exact same spot where 12-year-old Sammy Cohen Eckstein was fatally struck by a car two years earlier.  After the death of her son, Amy Cohen became a Vision Zero activist and successfully campaigned to lower the speed limit on Prospect Park West from 30 mph to 25 mph.  Yesterday when Roark Bennett escaped from his parents and ran out in the street against the light, the driver who hit him was travelling at the speed limit and thankfully Roark suffered only minor injuries.  Read more in the NY Daily News

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A NYPD patrol car crashed into a 15-passenger van and caught fire in Brooklyn, NYC. The accident happened Sunday around 4:15 am. The patrol car was responding to a foot pursuit when the driver struck the van at the intersection of Fort Hamilton Parkway and 66th St. in Dyker Heights. Five people were injured in the crash and transported to the hospital. One person was in critical condition, two people were severely injured but in stable condition and the two other suffered minor injuries.

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Three people were severely injured after a sedan crashed into the rear of a tractor trailer in Brooklyn, New York Saturday around 4:15 am. Officials said the car was going down Flatbush Ave at 110 miles-per-hour when the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a Walgreens truck near Kings Highway in Flatlands. The crash was so violent that the BMW was completely destroyed. 3 people were rushed to the hospital in critical condition and another person suffered minor injury. Read more in the NY Daily News

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Two men suffered severe personal injury in two separate accidents that happened in Brooklyn, NYC, on Sunday night. One of them was a 46 year old cyclist who crashed his bike into the back of  an MTA bus in Williamsburg and the other one was a pedestrian who was struck by a car three hours later in Crown Heights. Both were transported to the hospital in critical condition.

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