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Pedestrian Deaths in the US Reach Highest Level in Three Decades

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The number of pedestrian deaths in the United States reached a nearly 30-year-high, according to a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). A Wall Street Journal article states that an estimated 6,227 people died on foot from car accidents nationwide last year, the most since 1990. Pedestrian deaths now account for […]

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MTA Bus Fatally Injures Pedestrian In Horrific Queens Accident

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A pedestrian was hit and killed in a collision with an MTA bus in Queens in the early hours of Monday. According to a New York Post article, the gruesome incident involved the victim being trapped and dragged for a distance under a westbound Q33 bus that was turning from Roosevelt Avenue onto 75th Street […]

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Woman Killed in Queens Pedestrian Accident Involving Taxicab

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A 26-year-old woman was killed after suffering injuries in a pedestrian accident in Queens, which officials say, involved and hit-and-run taxicab driver. According to a report in the New York Post, the woman was walking on the sidewalk near Queens Boulevard and 63rd Road in Rego Park, just about half a mile from her home […]

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Five Common Types of Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian accidents in New York City often cause catastrophic if not fatal injuries for the victims. A number of streets and intersections citywide are notorious for the significant dangers they pose to pedestrians. However, it should be noted that negligent motorists by far represent the biggest threat to pedestrian safety. A vast majority of the […]

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What to Do if You Have Been Injured in a New York City Pedestrian Accident

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New York City has always had a great amount of pedestrian traffic on its streets and city officials have over the years taken steps to improve conditions for their safety. Pedestrian accident numbers have gone down in New York City over the last couple of years, particularly after Mayor Bill de Blasio launched the Vision […]

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Concerns Arise Over Possible Legalization of E Scooters in New York City

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Danger to pedestrians and trip-and-fall hazards are just some of the many concerns over electric scooters or e-scooters, which may make their debut in New York City in the near future. According to a news report on Jalopnik.com, Bird, the company that makes these e-scooters, recently hosted a demo of its products in preparation for […]

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Report Says New York City Traffic Deaths Down 7 Percent in 2017

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Traffic fatalities in New York City fell 7 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a news article in The Wall Street Journal. Pedestrian deaths in particular dropped from 148 to 101. However, more drivers, bicyclists and motorcyclists were killed in accidents, a report released by Mayor Bill de Blasio stated. Safety […]

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Two People Killed in a Rash of NYC Pedestrian Accidents

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 Two people were killed and a third was critically injured during a series of pedestrian accidents across the city on Dec. 3. According to a report in the New York Daily News, a 71-year-old man was killed in Queens as he crossed Belt Parkway near Farmers Boulevard in Springfield Gardens just before 4 a.m. He […]

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New York City Boosting Traffic Safety with More “Pedestrians Head Starts”

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 New York City has expanded the number of intersections where walk signals turn green before the traffic lights do and thereby give pedestrians a bit of a cushion and a head start. The goal here is to curb the number of pedestrian accidents that continue to occur at street intersections and have become a source […]

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Five Pedestrians Injured After Scaffold Collapses in Lower Manhattan

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A scaffold collapse in lower Manhattan on Sunday, Nov. 19, trapped two people underneath a pile of debris and injured three others. According to a report in the New York Post, FDNY officials said the incident occurred around 11:40 a.m. when a strong gust of wind blew over the shed that was propping up the […]

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