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.
Mayor Bill deBlasio has been trying to make New York City's streets safer; not from crime, but from dangerous driving. His Vision Zero initiative has lowered the speed limits in specific areas of the city with the goal of reducing the number of crashes and pedestrian accidents. Among the five boroughs, there are 21 zones that have been added to the program. The New York Police Department will have officers on hand to not only enforce the lowered speed limits, but also distracted driving prevention, running red lights and any other traffic violations.
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.