More than 40 sightseers had to be evacuated from the emergency exit of a tour bus on Thursday. The bus crashed into scaffolding in Midtown Manhattan, blocking the vehicle's main exit. Broken glass and debris made the rescue especially difficult.
A Manhattan woman was recently celebrating her 65th birthday by taking a walk with her boyfriend, but the pleasant stroll turned into a nightmare. The woman and her boyfriend, 69, were on the sidewalk near East 102nd Street and Park Avenue when a taxi ran a red light. The taxi collided with a box truck, which careened onto the sidewalk and pinned the victim against a fence.
Two construction workers were hit on the sidewalk of Queens Boulevard Monday when a 22-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and jumped the curb. Mu Wang Lin, 41, and Man Chit Cheng, 59, died in the pedestrian accident.
On Tuesday, a 71-year-old man sat on a bench in a bus shelter in Dyker Heights, patiently waiting for the B4 bus. Sadly, he never got aboard.
A 23-year-old British woman recently lost her leg when a taxi jumped the curb in Midtown Manhattan. The cab swerved onto the sidewalk at 49th Street and Sixth Avenue and hit the English tourist. The collision sent her flying into the air and completely severed her leg.
On Friday, a SUV jumped a curb at Fifth Ave. and E. 46th St. and barreled into a group of pedestrians. The vehicle hit six people, including a child in a stroller. Concerned bystanders rushed the vehicle after it stopped to ensure that no further bloodshed occurred.
A 25-year-old male was seriously injured in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, after a car hit him and fled the scene. The pedestrian collision occurred in Flatbush at the corner of Ocean Parkway and Foster Avenue. The victim was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
It's hard to keep up with all the pedestrian crashes in New York City that have occurred over the past several days. The unacceptable pedestrian-accident rate has continued, and may even be accelerating.
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