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New data released about downstate pedestrian accident deaths

A report of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign has found that 60 percent of the pedestrian deaths in the downstate New York area between 2011 and 2013 occurred in the five boroughs. The downstate area includes New York City, Long Island and the five counties just north of the Big Apple. The coordinator of the report stated that New York state still holds the worst record nationally for pedestrian deaths resulting from a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle.

Man hit by 2 different vehicles in New York pedestrian accident

Pedestrians can be found crossing the streets of New York at all times of the day and night. Although pedestrians should follow street crossing rules, it is also up to motorists to keep a watchful eye out for individuals crossing the street and yield accordingly. When this does not happen, it can result in a tragic pedestrian accident

Reducing pedestrian accident numbers is key goal of organizers

Anyone who has walked or driven through midtown Manhattan knows that many taxis and other vehicles are operated aggressively and discourteously, to say the least. Pedestrians and vehicle operators who are trying to safely transport themselves must be constantly defensive or risk disaster. In New York, the traditional flouting of the rules of safety in favor of the necessities of speed and commerce have added greatly to the pedestrian accident and auto accident numbers.

Pedestrian accident and death numbers down in NYC for 2014

New York City is reporting success with its new policies designed to reduce traffic fatalities . In 2014, the city recently reported the lowest number of pedestrian deaths ever for one year of pedestrian accident reporting. That still comes to 134 pedestrians killed in 2014, but it is a significant improvement.

Pedestrian accident with Uber driver leaves 1dead, 1injured

The Uber service is essentially a cab service that can be called by consumers from their mobile phone or other digital applications. It turns out that the driver who killed a 27-year-old golf teacher who was crossing the street in New York City last week was an independent contractor for Uber. He was reportedly on his way to pick up  a passenger when he hit and killed the victim in a pedestrian accident.

Higher pedestrian injury numbers bring increased safety plans

There has been a nationwide increase in pedestrian deaths from traffic accidents since 2009. Recently, such deaths are running about 15 percent higher than in 2009. Transportation officials in New York and other cities are studying the problem and making changes designed to lower the incidence of pedestrian injury and death.

Alleged DWI driver causes pedestrian injury to 5 people

New York Police Department reported the arrest of a 34-year-old woman who caused mayhem on 34th Street on a recent Wednesday evening. The woman is now facing charges of DWI and leaving an accident scene, along with operating a vehicle unlawfully. According to witnesses, the convertible she drove was completely out of control as she raced down the street and caused pedestrian injury to several people.

Pedestrian injury problems aired for Lincoln Center area

The new mayor's aggressive plan for improving traffic safety in New York City is moving forward. A major intersection in the Lincoln Center area of New York City is attracting numerous calls for re-designing the maze of intersecting streets so that pedestrians and bicyclists may be more secure in accessing the area. In past years, there have been numerous cases of pedestrian injury in the area.  

2 elderly die: 1 in pedestrian accident in Brooklyn, 1 in Queens

In New York City, there appears to be a particular problem with elderly pedestrians being struck and killed while crossing the street. The statistics show more elderly are killed in a pedestrian accident as opposed to a younger pedestrians. That may indicate that an older person has a slower reaction time, and perhaps a body that is less elastic and more brittle than a younger person's, making the elderly more prone to pedestrian injury and death than others. 

Pedestrian accident numbers in the city may be eased by new law

A new law will apply in New York City as of November 7. It reduces the speed limit on city streets from 30 to 25 mph. Mayor De Blasio pointed out that a pedestrian hit by a vehicle at 25 mph is only half as likely to die then if hit at a speed of 30 mph. That vital pedestrian accident statistic is important enough to justify the change, according to the mayor. 

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