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One Person Killed Six Injured After Car Strikes Pedestrians in Manhattan

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A driver trying to park a minivan in Manhattan’s Chinatown careened over a curb and onto a sidewalk killing a 56-year-old man and injuring six others. According to a report in The New York Times, the pedestrian accident left at least two of its victims in critical condition, while two others suffered serious but not […]

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Manhattan Pedestrian Accidents Throw A Spotlight on City Roadways’ Safety

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There were two pedestrian accidents in Manhattan over the last week, one fatal and one resulting in serious injury. According to news reports, in one incident, a 73-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed by an Academy Bus, a charter bus, on Manhattan’s West Side. The accident happened at the intersection of 34th Street and 10th […]

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Bicyclist Injured by Garbage Truck in NYC, City Launches Crackdown Initiative

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A 43-year-old man was struck and seriously injured by a private garbage truck in Midtown the night of Oct. 28. According to an NBC New York news report, this bicycle accident comes on the same day that NYPD launched an initiative to crack down on private trash trucks many of which were found to have […]

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Brooklyn by Wrong-Way Sanitation Truck

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A 37-year-old man was killed in a Brooklyn pedestrian accident after a New York City sanitation truck that was allegedly driving the wrong way down a one-way street hit him. According to an ABC News report, the crash occurred near the intersection of Brooklyn Avenue and Eastern Parkway in the Crown Heights section. The truck […]

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SUVs Blamed for Major Increase in Pedestrian Fatalities

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A new study released by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) states that pedestrian accidents have become deadlier since 2009, occur with more frequency and are most likely to involve SUVs and high-horsepower vehicles. According to a report in the New York Post, a total of 5,987 pedestrians were killed in 2016 alone, accounting […]

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Two Children Killed in Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident

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 Two young children, ages 4 and 1, were killed in a pedestrian accident in Brooklyn after officials say a driver ran a red light and struck them. According to a New York Daily News report, the children were with their respective mothers near the intersection of Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope the […]

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Three People Injured in Manhattan After Being Run Over by USPS Driver

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 A United States Postal Service (USPS) truck driver is facing charges after backing up over three pedestrians on the East Side of Manhattan the morning of Jan. 23. According to an ABC news report, the pedestrian accident happened on First Avenue near East 37th Street. Officials say the 49-year-old driver of the postal truck was […]

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Mayor Pushes for Installation of Bollards to Protect Pedestrians

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 Cities across the nation would get federal funding for installing safety bollards that protect pedestrians in heavy traffic areas such as New York City’s Time Square if a bipartisan bill sponsored by a Brooklyn lawmaker wins approval. According to a news report in the Brooklyn Eagle, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, a Republican, has introduced a […]

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Six Pedestrians Injured in Brooklyn Car Accident

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 A 23-year-old man has been charged with driving while impaired after his vehicle jumped the curb and slammed into several pedestrians in Brooklyn early morning on Sept. 4. According to an ABC7 news report, the pedestrian accident occurred on Halsey Street in Bushwick. Officials say at least 20 people were standing on the sidewalk when […]

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Driver Strikes and Seriously Injures Construction Worker in Manhattan

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 A worker was severely injured in a pedestrian accident near a construction site after an out-of-control vehicle crashed into him. According to a news report in the New York Daily News, the 47-year-old worker was in the crosswalk on East 85th Street at Park Avenue on his way to work when a vehicle came hurtling […]

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