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Almost 200 people died in car accidents on Queens Boulevard in NYC over the last 15 years. Queens Boulevard is also commonly nicknamed by New York City residents “the boulevard of deaths”. As part of the Vision Zero initiative some parts of this very long corridor are due to be redesigned by the New York City DOT. Another part of Queens Boulevard located in the Biarwoood and Kew Gardens area is also being redesigned as part of  the Kew Gardens Interchange Projects undertaken by the New York State Department of Transportation. According to DNA info, 3 pedestrian plazas are being built along Queens Boulevard as part of the project. The enormous project that started in 2010 is supposed to improve pedestrian and motor vehicle mobility on Queens Boulevard. Constructions over the last 6 years greatly inconvenienced he residents. Local community groups such as the Briarwood Action Network hope that the project that will be finished by next spring will finally benefit the community.

According to the Vision Zero map below, since the beginning of the year 13 people were injured in car accidents in the area that is being redesigned by the New York Sate DOT.

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Northern Boulevard and Prince aerial viewA pedestrian was fatally struck by a car in New York City last night. The 79 year old man was crossing the street at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Prince Street in Flushing, Queens, when he was struck by a SUV.  The driver was a 56 year old woman. She stayed at the scene of the accident and wasn’t charged. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries according to the NY Daily News.

Northern Boulevard is considered one of the most dangerous arterial roads in New York City. When mayor de Blasio signed 11 Vision Zero bills into law he held his press conference on Northern Boulevard and 61st Street.  This is where 8 year old Nashat Nahian (whose family is represented by our firm) was killed by a  truck driver on his way to school.

Northern Boulevard is a Vision Zero Priority Corridor. To reduce pedestrian deaths on the Northern Boulevard, the DOT recently presented several safety projects to local community boards such as Northern Blvd – Honeywell St to Broadway Corridor Safety Improvements and the Northern Boulevard – 105 St to 114 St Corridor Safety Improvements.

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accident locationA 22 year old man was severely injured in a car accident in New York City. The young man was struck by a car at the intersection of Dry Harbor Road and Woodhaven Blvd in Queens (see Gooogle map picture) last Friday morning around 4:4o am. The driver who hit him never stopped and the police are still looking for him. As the victim was lying on the ground in the middle of the road, a second driver didn’t see him immediately and struck him a second time. He then dragged him under his car for a block until he realized what happened and stopped. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and wasn’t charged. The young man was transported to the hospital in critical condition. He survived the accident and according to the NY Daily News he is now in stable condition.

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A man in his 70s suffered serious injury after being struck by a tractor-trailer truck in Queens, NYC. The man was crossing Jamaica Ave. near 168th Street around noon when he was hit by a dairy truck. His legs got pinned under the wheels and were severely mangled. An airbag was used by the first responders to lift the wheel from the man’s leg. He was then transported to the hospital. The pedestrian suffered massive leg injury but he was expected to survive. The truck driver who stayed at the scene of the accident wasn’t charged.

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crashIGA driver died and a pedestrian was injured in a NYC car accident involving a cell phone thief who was involved in a high-speed chase by the police. After allegedly steeling a cell phone at the Queens Village Auto Body shop on Hempstead Avenue, 51 year old Derrick Perkins fled in his BMW. The police were alerted about the theft and Perkins was identified by plainclothes officers in an unmarked car. The police officers tried to stop his car but the man fled. A chase followed. At the intersection of 225th Street and Linden Boulevard, the suspect ran a red light and hit a car.  The impact was so strong that the car careened onto the sidewalk striking a 29 year old pedestrian. The pedestrian suffered a leg injury and was transported to the hospital. The innocent car driver 78-year-old Roxina Clayton was killed in the accident.

The NYPD Patrol Guide states, “Department Policy requies that a vehicle pursuit be terminated whenever the risks to uniformed members of the service and the public outweigh the danger to the community if  suspect is not immediately apprehended.” Among the factors to be considered is the nature of the offence.

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A 76-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a car two months ago in Queens, NYC, died from her injuries. Maria Damaco was crossing the  intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Myrtle Ave Avenue when she was hit by car making a left turn. The car driver, a 36-year-old woman,  stayed at the scene of the accident.

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A pedestrian died, a bicyclist was  critically injured and two drivers suffered personal injury in a car accident in New York City. The accident  occurred last Thursday in Queens.  56 year old Irene Lee was driving her Porsche on Horace Harding Expressway service road near the Intersection of Junction Boulevard. She lost control of her car and jumped the curb, hitting a pedestrian and a bicyclist.  She then fled the scene of the accident and hit two other cars waiting at a nearby red light. She then fled away one more time and drove North on Junction. She later had second thoughts and returned to the scene of the accident. The pedestrian, the bicyclist and one of the car drivers were transported to the hospital. The other  car driver  suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the crash. The pedestrian, a 21-year-old woman, suffered severe head trauma  and died from her injuries. The bicyclist, a 26 year old woman, was in critical condition.  The driver was in stable condition. Irene Lee was arrested and charged with running a red light and leaving the scene of the accident resulting in death which is a class D felony.

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A pedestrian died in NYC after being struck by a car that drove over him and didn’t stop. Sunday morning around 2:30 am, 43 year old Doodnach Lalcahn started to cross the intersection of 115th Ave and 131st Street in Ozone Park Queens, NYC, when he fell on the ground. A video surveillance shows a car driving over him, slowing down and then continuing on its way. Other vehicles drove by without stopping . Finally a good Samaritan parked his car in front of the victim to prevent other cars from hitting him. Unfortunately it was too late. The man who suffered severe head trauma died at the scene of the accident.

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Fatal pedestrian accident locationLast week a pedestrian died in a hit an run accident at the intersection of 21st Street and 3oth Road in Astoria, Queens, NYC. We pointed out in a recent blog related to this accident that the intersection was very dangerous and had no crosswalk.  An article in DNA now indicates that 9 people were previously injured in car accidents. The article also mentions that Transportation Alternative had campaigned for the installation of stoplights at this location but that it was declined by the DOT.  After last week’s fatal accident, the DOT said it would reconsider its decision.  Read more in DNA

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Prince_St_-_Google_MapsAnother pedestrian was killed in a car accident in NYC in the 109th precinct. According to Streetblog, this is the third pedestrian to die in this precinct since the beginning of the year. The accident happened Tuesday morning at the crossing of Prince Street and 35th Ave in Flushing, Queens. A 57 year old man who was crossing the street in the crosswalk was struck by a SUV driven by 55 year old Raymond Ortiz as he was making a left turn. Ortiz stayed at the scene of the accident and was charged with violation of the right of way law. The victim died at the hospital.

Earlier in the year, at the beginning of March, in the same precinct, 90 year old Dorothy Heiman was fatally struck by a car making a left turn.  The driver wasn’t charged. In January a pedestrian was  killed by a cement truck in the same precinct and the driver wasn’t charged either. In both cases police weren’t very cooperative in providing accurate information to determine if the pedestrian had the right of way.

Last year after several pedestrians were killed in the precinct, most of the time by negligent drivers, the police and the council members blamed the victims for their own deaths and lectured pedestrians on how to walk.