On Monday we wrote about the death of 3 pedestrians over the weekend and now we learned that two additional female pedestrians died after being struck by cars in New York City on Sunday and Monday. Since last Thursday, NYC recorded one pedestrian death everyday and two on Sunday. This is intolerable.
No charge in the Bronx fatality
On Monday night a 59 year old female pedestrian was struck by a car while she was crossing at the intersection of Sampson Ave and Tremont Ave in the Bronx, around 7 pm. The woman whose identity has not been released so far, was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and wasn’t charged. The police are still investigating the cause of the accident. Read more in PIX11
The day before, a 60 year old male driver behind the wheel of a 2006 Ford Van killed an 88 year old pedestrian in Queens. Dolores Soho was crossing Bell Boulevard when the van driver who was making a left turn from 48th Avenue fatally struck her. The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and wasn’t charged.
Another pedestrian was killed on Bell Boulevard 3 weeks earlier
The death of of Dolores Soho is the second pedestrian fatality occurring on Bell Boulevard in less than a month. On February 6th, 64 year old Deborah Scherer was struck by a by a driver while she was crossing at the intersection of 75th Avenue and Bell Boulevard. She died from her injuries a few days later.
According to Crash Mapper 105 traffic accidents resulting in 29 injuries were recorded on Bell Boulevard between 48th Avenue and 75th Avenue since February 2018. A cyclist and six pedestrians were among those who were injured.
Read more in Streeblog
Picture of the intersection where the pedestrian accident occurred: courtesy of Google Map