The accident happened at 209th Street and Ninth Avenue around 10:30 p.m.
A Ford Explorer was westbound on West 207th Street when the two pedestrians tried to run across the street mid-block. The Explorer braked, but could not stop, and hit both pedestrians. Both pedestrians were thrown into the eastbound lanes of West 207th Street, where they were struck by a 2004 Toyota sedan.
A 24-year-old man was run over by the driver side tires, and a 35-year-old man was struck by the driver side fender.
Both men suffered head and body injuries. They were transported my ambulance to St. Barnabas Hospital. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead. The 35-year-old remains in critical condition.
The accident remains under investigation continues.
207th Street between Ninth Avenue and 10th Avenue was closed to traffic due to the active police investigation.
According to New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “In NYC we have a culture of jaywalker all the time.”, says Mr. Ajlouny. Speed and Jaywalking just are a lethal combination.
In 2014, the first year in which Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented Vision Zero, a plan to reduce pedestrian deaths to zero, 138 pedestrians died in traffic accidents. That was down from a five-year high of 182 deaths in 2013. Read More: How Do We Protect New York City’s Pedestrians?
Longo was one of around 12,000 New York City pedestrians who were injured in traffic accidents in 2013, a statistic that has stayed fairly constant over the last five years. In 2014, the first year in which Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented Vision Zero, a plan to reduce pedestrian deaths to zero, 138 pedestrians died in traffic accidents. That was down from a five-year high of 182 deaths in 2013.
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