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Brooklyn School Bus Fatally Injures Girl in Crosswalk

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A 10-year-old girl was struck and killed by a school bus the morning of Feb. 25 as she attempted to cross a street in Brooklyn. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the incident occurred in East New York when the girl was in a crosswalk on Wortman Avenue. The bus, which was […]

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Pedestrian Risks at New York City School Zones

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A new study has found there have been more than 140 traffic accidents in Staten Island school zones over the last seven years. According to an article in the Staten Island Advance, the study conducted by several entities including Safer America, a consumer safety advocate, worked with a data visualization agency to map the location […]

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Thousands of NYC Building Facades Continue to Pose Pedestrian Hazards

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Landlords in New York City repeatedly flout laws when it comes to building facade safety and have ignored enforcement actions including amounts in fines of over $31 million, a recent investigation by The New York Times found. According to a Times report, an apartment building in the Bronx that houses a day care center on […]

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City Considers Using Drones to Inspect Building Facades After Two Deaths

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After the deaths of two pedestrians who were struck by crumbling facades that came loose off buildings, New York City building officials are considering the use of drones to assist with their safety inspections. According to a report in The Real Deal, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings held a hearing on a […]

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Six Pedestrians Killed in Series of Car Accidents in New York City Over Three Days

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Six people were killed in 72 hours in New York City between Dec. 18 and Dec. 20 in a series of pedestrian accidents. According to a report in The New York Times, the fatal pedestrian accidents happened in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, reminding residents and officials of the dangers that still plague city streets in […]

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Seven People Injured in Manhattan Pedestrian Accident

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A woman suffered a serious head injury and six others were injured in a pedestrian accident in the Flatiron District of Manhattan the night of Dec. 7. According to news reports, the driver of a sedan, who was possibly suffering a medical episode, blew the light at East 23rd Street and Park Avenue striking three […]

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New Collision Avoidance Technology May Curb Pedestrian Accidents

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Federal officials announced this month that 2018 saw the highest number of pedestrian accident fatalities since 1990. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 6,300 pedestrians died in the 2018. While collision-avoidance systems on many new cars might help reduce that toll, there are a number of significant differences in how well […]

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Bicyclist Fatally Injures Pedestrian in Manhattan Bike Lane Collision

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A pedestrian has died from severe injuries suffered in a collision with a bicyclist in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. According to a Gothamist news report, the 60-year-old man was struck by a bicyclist riding north in the bike lane near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 23rd Street on July 31. The man […]

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Woman and Grandson Injured in Queens Pedestrian Accident

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A 56-year-old woman and her 8-year-old grandson were injured in a pedestrian accident after they were struck by a car while crossing a street in Queens. According to a report in the New York Post, the woman and the boy were crossing the street near Jamaica Avenue and 115th Street in Richmond Hill the morning […]

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These Three Important Factors Can Affect the Severity of a Pedestrian Accident

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Pedestrian accidents claim thousands of lives each year in the United States. New York City’s busy streets and intersections also tend to be treacherous for pedestrians. 2019 has been off to a bad start when it comes to traffic accidents. Fatalities on New York City’s streets are on pace to increase this year for the […]

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