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NYC pedestrian accident locationA pedestrian was hit by an ambulance in New York yesterday afternoon. 81 year old Gen Zhan was crossing East 14th Street and Second Ave., NYC in the crosswalk when the ambulance struck him. The ambulance was responding to a call but didn’t have its lights or sirens on. According to ABC7 the driver had a green arrow and the right of way when he made the turn. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. The elderly pedestrian was transported to the hospital with severe body trauma. He later died from his injuries. We are having a rash of pedestrian accident in NYC.

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6th ave and west 19th streetA pedestrian was injured on Wednesday  in Manhattan after two cars collided and one of them careened into the woman who was crossing the street. The accident occurred around 10:00 am in Gramercy. The woman in her 40 was crossing the intersection of Avenue of the Americas and 19th street (google map picture on the left) when a yellow taxi and another car collided just next to her and one of the vehicles struck her. She was injured and bleeding according to the NY Daily News. She was transported to the hospital to be treated.

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methA reckless motorist who fatally struck a pedestrian and injured a few others in New York was convicted of murder. 35 year old Shaun Martin was high on Meth and PCP when in 2013 he sped down Second Avenue in Manhattan, NYC, jumped the curb and fatally hit a florist who was just coming home from his night shift. Two other pedestrians were also injured by the reckless driver. Shaun Martin is now facing life in prison. Read more in the NY Daily News

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imageLast week a young pedestrian died in a truck accident but the police said that the truck driver, despite leaving the scene of the accident, will not be charged.

21-year-old Noha Goldstein (picture) was crossing Broadway at the intersection of 61st Street near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, NYC, when hit by a garbage truck, suffering injuries resulting in his death. The driver never stopped. He continued on his way  leaving the young man dying in the street.  The police were able to find the driver a few days later by looking at video footage of the accident. However for some strange reason the video jumps and only footage of before and after the accident are available. The  police said that they believe that the truck driver wasn’t at fault and that he didn’t stop because he probably didn’t see the pedestrian and didn’t know that he hit him because of the nature of the garbage truck.

Read more in the Gothamist

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The two pedestrians plazas located between 35th street and 41st street in Manhattan will be remodeled and made permanent. The garment district alliance is working with the DOT to make this area a “true public space”. As part of its NYC Plaza Program, the NYC Department of Transportation is working with various non-profit organizations to develop neighborhood plazas in New York City. Not only is this type of plaza very efficient in protecting pedestrians from being injured in traffic accidents but they also provide quality open space to NYC residents. Non profit organizations in NYC can submit their proposal to the DOT. The DOT will conduct analysis such as traffic and pedestrian counts, crash data, impact on parking, impact on bike lanes, truck lanes and bus lanes to study the viability of the plaza proposal. If the proposal is selected, the DOT will first set up a temporary “One Day Plaza” at the selected location. If the outcome is positive , the next step is an interim plaza and the final step is a permanent fixture.

For now the two Broadway plazas located between 35th and 41st street are interim plazas but according to an exclusive article from the Daily News, they will become permanent fixtures.

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car accident ManhattanSeveral pedestrians were injured in a car accident in New York yesterday.  The  chain reaction crash took place on Broadway between 61st street  and 62nd Street yesterday afternoon. The driver of a black Honda Sedan intentionally hit a yellow cab twice from behind. The yellow cab careened onto the sidewalk, hitting a halal food cart which fell into a Con Edison truck that was parked next to it. A female pedestrian was trapped under the food cart and was severely injured. According to the NY Daily News she almost lost an arm and is now in critical condition. 3 other pedestrians were sent by ambulance to the hospital. The vendor who was inside the food truck was also injured. The cab driver suffered minor injuries and the two passengers were fine. The police are still looking for the driver of the black Sedan which may have been a stolen car.

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To reduce pedestrian accidents at dangerous New York intersections, City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) wants to re-introduce an old crosswalk system named the Barnes Dance. The Barnes Dance is a system from the 60ies where all cars have the red light at the same time at an intersection so all pedestrians can cross safely without mixing with traffic. This type of crosswalk system was named after traffic engineer Henry Barnes. The bill which will be introduced tomorrow is asking the NYC DOT to look at the feasibility of a Barnes Dance system at the 25 most dangerous intersections of the city. Read more in the NY Daily News

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A van jumped the curb and hit a pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at the intersection of West 39th Street and Seventh Ave. A witness said the van driver lost control of his vehicle and jumped the curb while pedestrians were running to get out of the way. According to the same witness, the van almost hit a mother with a stroller. The injured pedestrian was transported to the hospital. He suffered serious injury but his life was not in danger. Read more in DNA

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location of the accidentA pedestrian was critically injured in New York after being hit and dragged half a block by a taxi on Thursday morning. 32 year old Meral Arisoy was on the sidewalk near the intersection of 8th Street and University Place in Greenwich Village when an out of control taxi crashed into a tree pot and then hit her. Her body got wedged under the car  and she was dragged down the University Place sidewalk for half a block before the taxi stopped. According to witnesses the taxi driver was speeding before he lost control of the vehicle. Read more in the NY Daily News

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A pedestrian was fatally hit by a car in Manhattan on Friday.  The pedestrian was a 76 year old woman who was trying to cross Madison Avenue near 95th street. The car driver was heading north on Madison Avenue when he noticed a parking spot. As he attempted to back his car into it, he struck the pedestrian identified as Mary Jo Myselow. The woman suffered head injury but was conscious when she was found by a police officer lying on the ground. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident. Mary Jo Myselow died from her injuries at the hospital. Read more in the Gothamist

Two days earlier five pedestrians were injured in the Bronx after a driver lost control of his vehicle. The 26 year old driver had a suspended licensed when he jumped the curb at E. Fordham Road and Thiebout Ave in Fordham Heights. He was taken into custody by the police. Read more in the NY Daily News