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Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Weekend Filled With Lots Of Tragedy In Brooklyn, Bronx

It was a particularly devastating weekend for pedestrians in the Bronx and Brooklyn - even by NYC standards. The string of accidents caused five hospitalizations and two wrongful deaths. Most of the victims were children.

Unlicensed Driver Hits, Kills Elderly Man In The Bronx

Extensive damage to the hood and windshield of a car tells a great deal about how an 82-year-old Bronx man died last evening. It's clear from accident photos that Manuel Verdesoto, 82, was hit by a car moving at a high rate of speed while he crossed White Plains Road at Watson Avenue. Another factor in the pedestrian crash is that the involved driver was not licensed.

Commercial Trucks And NYC Pedestrians: A Fatal Combination

A fatal truck-pedestrian accident in Brooklyn is the third such incident in the past month or so according to Streetsblog and it's the sixth death involving a tractor trailer and a pedestrian since last summer.

NY Study: Most Pedestrian Victims Hit While In Crosswalk

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:

Three Children Injured In NYC Pedestrian Crashes Last Week

Last week was particularly dangerous for child pedestrians and cyclists in New York City. Three separate collisions sent children to hospital emergency rooms.

Woman Suffers Head Injuries In Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident

Two people were walking at the Bay Ridge intersection of Fourth Avenue and 82nd Street when a car hit them Tuesday morning. A woman suffered head injuries and is listed in serious condition at Brooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center. The second victim was also hospitalized for physical trauma.

NYPD Pedestrian-Crash Report Shows Dismal Start To 2013

The New York Police Department (NYPD) recently released a new crash data report and the numbers are discouraging. During the first quarter of 2013, 45 pedestrians and cyclists were killed by New York City motorists. This number is a sizable jump from the same period in 2012, when 33 pedestrians died. The injury toll is up, too.

Police Catch Brooklyn Hit-And-Run Driver After He Hit Pedestrian

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.

NYC Pedestrian-Crash Epidemic Continues At Furious Pace

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.

NY Accident Case Summaries: Falling Objects & Sidewalk Injuries

I recently read through cases in the New York Law Journal and thought my website visitors would be interested in a few brief summaries. I've written them below. - Stephan H. Peskin

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