Pedestrian Accidents Archives

New Plan for Intersections Could Reduce Specific Pedestrian Accidents in New York City

Left-turn pedestrian accidents in New York City are among the most common types of pedestrian/car collisions in the city. Nationwide, they represent a full third (33%) of all pedestrian accidents at intersections. These types of crashes occur when a car is turning left or right at an intersection while a pedestrian is crossing the street. A number of factors make it difficult for drivers to see people in crosswalks. These contributory factors include the presence of other automobiles at the intersection, multiple lanes of traffic, and traffic light/crosswalk signal timing.

Pedestrian Accident in Brooklyn Claims Life of Elderly Man

A pedestrian accident in New York City claimed the life of an elderly man who was out walking his dog early this month. The 66-year-old was struck by a vehicle while crossing Fourth Avenue in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn. The victim was struck so hard that he tumbled into the air, striking another car, before coming to rest near a tree.

First Fatal Pedestrian Accident in New York City in 2020 Claims Life of Elderly Woman

An elderly woman was killed early this month in what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian accident in New York City. The woman, a 74-year-old resident of Queens, was walking along Northern Boulevard near the intersection with Parsons Boulevard around 6 in the evening when she was struck by a car and killed. EMTs arrived at the scene of the accident within minutes but nothing could be done. The victim had already passed away.

Bizarre Pedestrian Accident in New York City Leaves Man and Son Seriously Injured

A boy and his father out for a walk on a Thursday afternoon suddenly became the victims of pedestrian accident in Harlem last month. The father and son were walking on the sidewalk near their home when a white BMW driven by an unknown individual sped up, jumped the curb, and plowed into them. Both victims were knocked through a gate and left stunned. To add insult to injury, the driver of the car then exited his vehicle and attacked the father before fleeing the scene of the accident.

Man Killed in Deadly Pedestrian Accident in Brooklyn

A man was killed in a collision with an automobile in Brooklyn earlier this month. The fatal pedestrian accident in New York City happened on October 7th around 7 PM when an SUV slammed into a man crossing the street at the intersection of Avenue V and Ford Street.  The victim was rushed to Coney Island Hospital by an EMS team who tried valiantly to save him. He died at the hospital.

Changes to Laws May Make Getting Compensation for Sidewalk Accidents in New York City Easier

A sweeping change to a City ordinance may make it easier for victims of certain types of slip and fall sidewalk accidents in New York City to get the compensation they deserve. Currently, the responsibility of maintaining the sidewalk adjacent to a building falls to the building's owner (if the building houses four families or more). The homeowner had a legal obligation to regularly inspect and repair the adjoining sidewalk. That responsibility extended to the building's owner even if the sidewalk was damaged by trees planted by the City.

Pedestrian Accident on Long Island Send Three Children to Hospital

A terrifying pedestrian accident in New York City last month sent three young boys to the hospital with severe injuries. The kids were crossing the street in the Lindenhurst neighborhood of Long Island when they were struck by a sedan driven by a 20-year-old man. The three boys (ages 13, 12, and 9) were rushed to nearby Good Samaritan hospital and listed in serious, critical, and serious condition, respectively.

Woman Coping with Lifelong Disability After Pedestrian Accident in Manhattan

Two people were injured and one of the victims, a woman, was left permanently disabled after a horrific pedestrian accident in Manhattan earlier this month. The crash happened on May 11th around 10 PM at the intersection of Murray Street and West Street in Lower Manhattan when a young driver failed to yield the right of way to two people crossing the street.

Elderly Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident in New York City

A fatal pedestrian accident in New York City late last month claimed the life of an elderly woman as she was returning home from a late night mass. The pedestrian accident on Staten Island resulted in an extensive search for the driver-who fled the scene of the crime.

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