A 25-year-old man was killed in a Crown Heights crosswalk on Sunday morning when a sanitation truck fatally hit him. The garbage truck was making a right turn onto Carroll when it collided with the man, who died at the scene.
Noshat Nahian, 8, was walking to school with his sister in Woodside when they tried to cross the busy intersection at Northern Blvd. and 61st Street. Tragically, Noshat was hit by a tractor trailer and died.
An 82-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a MTA bus in Brooklyn. The bus accident occurred as the vehicle turned left onto Pennsylvania Avenue and collided with the elderly victim.
On Friday, a family was crossing a street in Staten Island when a Mercedes-Benz ran it down before speeding away. The horrific hit-and-run killed a boy, 5, and caused the hospitalization of his mother and 7-year-old sister.
A rash of accidents in the Bronx and Brooklyn recently sent four pedestrians to the hospital. The collisions continue the onslaught of pedestrian accidents in New York City this summer.
The Bronx has a fatality rate of 4.78 per 100,000 seniors. That's third-worst in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Only Hudson County, N.J., is more dangerous for elderly urbanites. Between 2009 and 2011, the Bronx was the site of 30 pedestrian-collision deaths involving senior walkers.
A 61-year-old Brooklyn man was killed in a pedestrian accident last weekend. He was lawfully crossing Broadway at Hooper Street in Williamsburg, when a van made a left turn and ran him over in the crosswalk. There was no reason to call the police, however, because the vehicle involved was a NYPD van driven by an on-duty officer.
A 35-year-old mother was helping her three children cross the street when a SUV slammed into them. Suffolk County police said the children and woman were lawfully using the crosswalk when a Chevy Trailblazer driven by a 49-year-old man hit and injured them.
The lives of a 4-year-old girl and her grandmother hung in the balance while a 23-year-old Emergency Medical Services (EMS) worker denied their incoming 911 call and punched out of her computer terminal. This irresponsible and unforgivable act caused a 4-minute, 18-second delay in the response of New York City ambulances - which took an additional 3 minutes and 52 seconds to reach the victims. Errors that contributed to the death of the little girl, Ariel.
From 2008 to 2011, researchers examined the cases of 1,400 pedestrians and cyclists who ended up as patients at Bellevue Hospital Center after an accident. The study made some unexpected findings, including: