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New safety measures may reduce pedestrian accident numbers

The Vision Zero traffic safety program is implementing new projects that employ technological advancements to cut down on accidental injuries and deaths. The latest high tech project has to deal with improving the safety records of buses in the city. It is hoped that pedestrian accident numbers in New York City will be reduced with the new technology.

Pedestrian accident: SUV kills pedestrian on sidewalk, injures 2

Pedestrians in New York are typically aware of their vulnerability when they cross busy streets. However, most would likely not consider walking on the sidewalk to be life-threatening. In a shocking pedestrian accident in Queens, three pedestrians, including a small child, were struck by a car while they were walking on the sidewalk.

Technology to be tested for reducing pedestrian accident numbers

An important new technology is slated to be tested in New York City and two other venues as part of a $42 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The technology intends to improve pedestrian safety and reduce pedestrian accident numbers. It is also designed to reduce congestion and emissions.

Reduction of pedestrian accident numbers is goal of Vision Zero

On July 14, a group called Families for Safe Streets held a vigil attended by hundreds of people at Union Square in New York City. That group was joined by another advocacy group, Transportation Alternatives, in making the case for safer streets and smaller pedestrian accident numbers. The gathering also met to support the program of Mayor de Blasio called Vision Zero, which intends to reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries down to zero by the year 2024.  

Pedestrian accident numbers can be reduced by fewer left turns

It's hard to believe that the expansive versatility of Google could be implemented to decrease the rate of pedestrian deaths in a metropolitan area like New York City. Nonetheless, that is precisely what some city policymakers and engineers are seeking in their efforts to get Google to program certain safety procedures into Google maps. It is hoped that pedestrian accident numbers will be reduced by the intended changes.

Elderly woman hit by cab, succumbs to pedestrian injury

The toll of pedestrians being mowed down on New York City's streets continued on the afternoon of May 9 with the occurrence of a fatal accident in the middle of 60th Street and Madison Avenue. A woman in her 70s succumbed to pedestrian injury after being hit by a cab while she crossed the street in the crosswalk. The cab, which was making a left turn, appears to have been operated in a negligent manner, and if so, would be civilly liable for damages to the woman's estate.

Car jumps onto sidewalk, pedestrian accident injures woman

Pedestrian accidents continue to occur in the Lower Manhattan section of New York City, with a recent danger being reported by an elementary school where several accidents at its Beekman Street location. On April 11 at about 8 a.m., a pedestrian accident occurred when a car jumped onto the sidewalk, scattering parents and children on their way to the school. A woman was hit by the car and taken to the neighboring Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital in what was described as stable condition.

Video shows pedestrian accident deaths to cabbies and others

The city is taking a new approach to the problem of pedestrian injuries and deaths on the New York streets. It is showing a gruesome video filled with real-life accidents in which pedestrian and bicycle riders are struck and mowed down by cars and trucks. Last week, New York cab drivers watched the video, including an interview of a mom who lost her 3-year-old daughter in a pedestrian accident when the girl was hit in a crosswalk in Flushing, Queens.

Taxicab kills 2, critically injures 1, in pedestrian accident

The city continues to experience pedestrian injuries and deaths on an almost daily basis. Taxis, buses and other commercial services licensed in New York are contributing substantially to the problem. The latest pedestrian accident, which achieved temporary Facebook fame, occurred on March 20 at Grand Concourse and 170th Street. It resulted in the death of a 5-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man, along with critically injuring a 55-year-old man.

Suit filed against Uber regarding fatal pedestrian accident

In another pedestrian tragedy, a man was killed and his girlfriend seriously injured when struck by a Mercedes SUV while they were crossing E. 62nd Street at Lexington Ave. on Jan. 3. The driver was an Uber driver who was going to pick up passengers at the time of the pedestrian accident. The injured woman filed a lawsuit recently, claiming that the software used by Uber drivers violated New York law by distracting the driver.

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