The second bus accident in New York City in as many months has claimed the life of a 75-year old Bronx native. The woman was struck and killed by a City bus early this month as she was crossing the street. The accident occurred at the corner of 74th street and Broadway in Elmhurst at around 6PM on February 3rd. The bus was making a left turn onto Broadway when the woman, Gloria Mabry, was struck by the rear of the bus and trapped under the rear wheels.
Rescue workers arrived and were able to free Ms. Mabry. She was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center but her injuries were too severe. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
These types of bus accidents in New York City are far too common. In fact, just last month another MTA bus killed a 45-year old bicyclist, illustrating just how dangerous these massive vehicles can be to individuals with which they share City streets.
Traffic fatalities, especially pedestrian accidents in New York City, have become a top-priority for the mayor's office. The recent announcement of de Blasio's "Vision Zero" initiative unveiled a comprehensive plan to dramatically decrease fatalities on NYC streets through increasing the number of slow zones throughout the City, adding traffic cameras, and increasing the number of NYPD officers looking for potential traffic infractions (such as distracted driving).
However, even as officials crack down on the dangerous conditions that plague New York City streets, a pedestrian is killed nearly once every two days (14 deaths per month in 2013).
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in New York City or any tragic fatal accident, you may have legal options available to you that you're unaware of. Your best option is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can advise you as to the just compensation you deserve. Call the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel for a free consultation at (800) 734-9338 or (212) 385-1122 to learn your rights.