According to Suffolk County authorities, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Broadhollow Road in Melville died as a result of the accident. Police indicated that their investigation into the Nov. 6 incident is ongoing.
The wife of a CBS senior vice president was struck by a bicyclist in New York's Central Park. The 58-year-old woman was reportedly stepping off a curb when she was hit by a bicycle being operated by a 31-year-old man who was swerving to keep from hitting a group of pedestrians. The victim was kept on life support for a few days before she died.
A New York truck accident resulted in the death of a 91-year-old woman on July 18. The driver of the city sanitation truck involved in the pedestrian accident received a summons for failure to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian.
Police say that a man driving a red Ford Focus hit a pedestrian near the intersection of 92nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Queens at 4:30 a.m. on July 5. After hitting the pedestrian while he was crossing the street, the driver hit a parked car. The 42-year-old male driver and a 35-year-old female passenger were both taken to Elmhurst hospital. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
Drivers in New York have the responsibility to drive safely in order to avoid accidents -- especially when it comes to watching out for pedestrians. Drivers also have a responsibility to maintain a valid driver's license. In order to encourage drivers to refrain from driving on a suspended license, two lawmakers in Queens have decided to introduce legislation that will stiffen the punishments when someone is involved in an accident that results in an injury or death while driving on a suspended license. More often than not, the unlicensed driver is also a negligent driver.
The death of a child is one of the most difficult things any parent can imagine. When a child's death is the result of someone else's negligence, however, it can be unbearable. Sadly, one Queens family is experiencing such tragedy after their young son was killed last week.