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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. 

Man arrested in New York pedestrian accident

Human beings have several basic responsibilities to one another. Perhaps most importantly, a person should help another person who has been injured. It is certainly a person's responsibility to help another who has been injured as a result of his or her actions. However, police claim that the driver in a pedestrian accident in New York failed to help his victim. The pedestrian died from his injuries.

Woman is brain-dead after pedestrian accident with cyclist

A new kind of traffic danger faces pedestrians in Central Park in New York and perhaps many other locations. The danger is that of a pedestrian accident involving a collision with a speeding bicyclist. It happened Sept. 18 in Central Park on West Drive near 62nd Street. A cyclist on an expensive sport bike was traveling reportedly at high speed through Central Park when he crashed into a 59-year-old mother who was in town shopping for her daughter's birthday present.

2 teens severely injured in pedestrian accident with motorist

Generally, where a pedestrian is crossing at an intersection in New York, a driver who has sufficient time to see the person walking ahead has a duty to slow down and avoid a collision with the pedestrian. Going full steam ahead while people are properly crossing the street in front of you is a lack of control that constitutes negligence, and will usually lead to liability for causing the pedestrian accident. In many instances, however, it is the pedestrian who is negligent due to such offenses as jaywalking, running out in front of a moving car, and walking on a highway in dark clothes at night.  

Tourists on bus traumatized by New York pedestrian accident

A group of tourists traveling through New York recently had a gruesome experience that will likely remain in their thoughts for a long time. The double-decker bus in which they were traveling knocked down an elderly pedestrian and the occupants of the upper deck of the bus were reported to be horrified by the experience. The pedestrian accident happened on a recent Wednesday afternoon in the West Village.

New York police looking for driver after pedestrian accident

A young New York man is fortunate to be alive after he was involved in a horrifying accident in the early morning hours of a recent Saturday morning. The incident was recorded on a video camera, and the police have released part of it, hoping that someone might recognize the vehicle. Such identification may help them in finding the person deemed responsible for this shocking hit and run pedestrian accident.

Young boy dies after pedestrian accident in New York

A recent review by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicated that children, in particular, are quite vulnerable to crashes involving vehicles that are backing up. The report also states that children under the age of 5 account for approximately 44 percent of the deaths caused by these type of accidents. A recent pedestrian accident in New York tragically claimed the life of a young boy after he was struck by a reversing minivan.

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