12 Pedestrian Fatalities in Less Than 10 Days Leave New Yorkers Questioning Vision Zero

Monday, November 9th marked the fourth pedestrian fatality in the past four days.   

Over the weekend two elderly women died, one in a crash on the Upper West side on Friday afternoon and another on Sunday Morning. A 68-year-old man died in Ozone Park Saturday evening. On Monday evening a vehicle flipped and hit a pedestrian in Brooklyn on Flatbush Ave and Albemarle Road. 

In total 12 pedestrians have been struck and killed by vehicles in the five boroughs since October 31st. 

The vast number of fatal incidents in such a short time period has many New Yorker’s questioning the effectiveness of Mayor DeBlasio’s Vision Zero campaign.

The Vision Zero Action plan is a city foundation focused on reducing the number of pedestrian fatalities and injuries in New York City. When the program launched traffic crashes resulted in approximately 250 New York City deaths and 4,000 injuries every year. 

It’s too soon to say if the action plan has been effective or not but it is clear that New Yorkers are still being hurt and killed everyday by motorists. 

If you or a loved one has been injured by a motor vehicle contact the experienced New York Pedestrian Knockdown attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers today.