Two recent fatal pedestrian accidents along a heavily traveled New York City street have prompted NYC officials to propose changes along the route in an effort to make the area safer for everyone - pedestrians and motorists alike. Some of the measures proposed along Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. include not only increasing crosswalk times for pedestrians but also widening road medians and reducing traffic lanes in the most treacherous areas.
Experienced New York personal injury attorneys know that 18-wheeler truck accidents are serious business. A fully-loaded big rig can weigh 80,000 pounds or more, so when an accident occurs, grave injuries are frequent. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) statistics show that 13% of all accidents in the U.S. involve big rigs, and fully 5,000 deaths result from them annually.