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Girl, 3, Dies After Being Hit By SUV In Queens Intersection

A child died in a Queens pedestrian collision on Sunday, the second NYC child-pedestrian death in a span of 10 days. As with most New York City pedestrian accidents, the authorities haven't disclosed many details.

Brooklyn Man, 71, Dies After Pickup Truck Crashes Into Bus Stop

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.

MTA Bus Kills Woman While Crossing Street In Brooklyn

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.

Boy Dies In Staten Island Hit-And-Run; Driver Arraigned

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.

East Williamsburg Factory Owner Sentenced After Fatal Accident

In January 2011, an employee at Tortilleria Chinantla was killed when he was pulled into a dough-mixing machine. The 22-year-old victim was survived by a girlfriend and daughter, but they were sadly informed that they wouldn't receive any workers' compensation death benefits.

Bronx's Elderly Pedestrian Death Toll Is Worse Than Bad

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.

Bronx VA Clinic Patient Crushed By Falling Medical Equipment

A 66-year-old man was killed in a tragic accident at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. The patient was crushed by a gamma camera during a routine diagnostic procedure. The Infinia Hawkeye 4 gamma camera involved in the fatal accident weighs more than 5,000 pounds. General Electric (GE) Healthcare manufactured the camera and is responsible for its maintenance.

Would A 0.05 Percent BAC Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths In NY?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sparked a national discussion after recommending that states lower their legal blood-alcohol content (BAC) limit for motorists. In New York, the limit is 0.08 percent; if the NTSB successfully lobbies lawmakers that limit could lower significantly, to 0.05.

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.

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