New York City's has strict rules regarding the number of points that taxi cab drivers are allowed to accumulate on their license. If they choose not to abide by the traffic laws, their livelihood will be at risk. A taxi related car accident can put residents in danger both inside and outside the vehicle. Pedestrians and cyclists are often the most vulnerable on busy city streets.
The busy streets of Manhattan are crowded with various motor vehicles, bikers and pedestrians on a daily basis. With so many people on the move, the risk for an accident is high. A 26-year old woman recently lost her life when she became the victim of a pedestrian accident on the Upper West Side.
The distinctive yellow taxis of New York City have become a familiar icon. In addition to more than 13,000 cabs in operation, the city also has one of the largest number of walking commuters in the United States. The combination of traveling methods can be very dangerous in the congested streets. A recent pedestrian accident has forever changed a family and may result in charges for one taxi driver.
Vehicle and pedestrian collisions often result in serious injuries or sometimes even death. What may have otherwise been a minor fender bender turned into a fatal crash when a man was struck by one of the vehicles involved. The New York resident lost his life after he became the victim of a recent pedestrian accident. The tragic series of events occurred despite one driver's attempt to approach the man with caution.