One incredibly foolish act killed a respected man and impacted the lives of dozens on Wednesday.
Broadway is the deadliest street for New York City pedestrians, according to the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Broadway was the site of nine pedestrian fatalities from 2010 through 2012. Why are there so many pedestrians hit by cars on Broadway?
The New York Times published an interesting piece about the man who recently died in a bicycle-bus collision on West 125th Street in Harlem. Victim Pedro Santiago, 45, was an ambitious Mexican immigrant who made friends from all walks of life. He wanted to become an engineer, and took classes at Columbia and Hofstra Universities. He regularly sent money back to family members in Mexico.
New York City's disconcerting spike in traffic deaths continued Saturday, when two pedestrians died in Queens and another lost her leg in the Upper East Side.
It seems like there is a tragic pedestrian death every other day in the Big Apple and it is because, on average, there is. During 2013, a pedestrian fatality caused by a motor vehicle occurred every 2.4 days, accounting for 156 deaths.
A woman was visiting a corner store to pick up some items for her 2-year-old twins when a drunk driver barreled into her Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. The pedestrian collision knocked her unconscious; she died before responders could get her to the hospital. The fatal crash occurred on East Tremont Avenue.
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.
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.
A 54-year-old Brooklyn woman recently died in three-vehicle accident. The crash occurred in the intersection of Foster and Ralph avenues in East Flatbush. The woman was on her way to work when her Pontiac car collided with a Volkswagen before careening into a semi truck.
Parents know that there's no shortage of dangers they need to protect their children from, but sometimes harm can come from unobvious sources. A fatal accident in Harlem provides a heart-wrenching illustration of how this can happen.