Hit-and-Run Accident Alert System Being Rolled Out in NYC
New York City is implementing a new hit-and-run alert system. This system is being modeled after the Amber alert notifications. The system was put into effect this past weekend. It is a step towards helping police find and identify drivers who were involved in fatal accidents.
The system is a way to dispense information to the public quickly. The alerts are to be released from the NYPD within 12 hours of a serious hit-and-run incident.
This system is a response to traffic safety concerns. This has been a big issue lately after two children were hit and killed while with their mothers on a Brooklyn crosswalk.
In 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio talked about a pedestrian-safety plan called Vision Zero. Since then, pedestrian deaths have decreased by about half. The hope is that this new system will lead to drivers who are involved in hit-and-runs being apprehended and held accountable.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you could be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. If you’ve been injured in an accident as a pedestrian, you could also file a personal injury claim. For questions about these personal injury cases in New York, contact Frekhtman & Associates today by calling (212) 222-1111. We have the experience and knowledge to help you.
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