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Road Rage in Long Island Leads to 2 People Hit by Car

In Long Island, a Westbury man is being charged with assault. He is being charged with assault after he allegedly struck two people with his car after an incident fighting over a parking space. The incident happened on the Jericho Turnpike near the intersection of Mineola Boulevard in Mineola. According to Nassau County police, Anthony Scott, a 37-year-old, was double parked. He got into a fight with three people who were in another car. According to witnesses, Scott then attacked the three people. There was a brief physical altercation, and the victims started walking back to the sidewalk when Scott sped up and...

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MTA Officer Going to Trial for Striking Pedestrian

An MTA Bridges and Tunnels officer is going to trial after being indicted for allegedly striking a pedestrian while on duty and then dropping him off in Staten Island. His court date is set for May. The hearings are being held for Lawrence Ffrench, a 43-year-old, who is being held without bail. He has been appearing in court since June 2017 for the alleged hit and run incident. He is being accused of striking a 41-year-old man near the corner of 92nd Street and Gatling Place. The man was thrown in the air and sustained serious injuries. Ffrench was an MTA officer who was on-duty...

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Three People Injured in Brooklyn by Falling Scaffolding

On Saturday, April 14, a falling scaffolding that encircled a Brooklyn Heights building came crashing down. This resulted in injury to three people who were walking by. This information comes from officials who were at the scene at the time. The scaffolding was in the process of being taken down when it fell outside of a Starbucks coffee shop near the entrance to the Borough Hall train station. This is at the corner of Court and Joralemon Sts. The incident happened at around 11 in the morning. The beams took out a corner traffic signal as they were falling and then hit...

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Deadly Crash Ruled Pedestrian Error

Deadly Crash Ruled Pedestrian Error

A deadly accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle that happened in late March was ruled a pedestrian accident. This accident happened in Jonesville, New York. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s police officers were investigating the car accident that led to the death of a pedestrian. The pedestrian who died in the accident was Nancy H. Berlin. She was a 77-year-old woman who lived at Clifton Park. She was hit on Main Street in Jonesville at around 7:30 p.m. She was hit by a 2008 Toyota Prius sedan being driven by Victor A. Temple, also of Clifton Park. This information comes from a...

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Pedestrian Safety Statistics

Pedestrian accidents do happen in New York. They are especially common in urban areas such as in NYC. There are always people walking in the city getting from place to place. There are also often pedestrians in suburban areas. An accident involving a pedestrian and any type of vehicle can happen. These statistics illustrate how often they happen. According to statistics, in 2015, there were over 5,375 pedestrians who were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This is an average of about 1 pedestrian death every 1.6 hours. Also, there were nearly 130,000 pedestrians who were treated for injuries related to...

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