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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Bicyclists line 43rd Avenue demanding bike lanes, get struck down

On Wednesday, June 6, countless bicyclists lined the bike lane nearby the intersection of 39th Street and 43rd Avenue in the Sunnyside. They did so in hopes of reminding Queens Community Board members of the importance of protecting bicyclists. The location the advocates selected to quietly protest from happens to the same stretch of roadway where a local resident was mowed down by a driver while on his bike last year.

The number of Queens motorists injured in car crashes is shocking

A recent City of New York Police Department (NYPD) report shows that during April of 2018, at least 17,893 motor vehicle collisions occurred citywide. Data compiled by the department shows that 35,611 drivers and 1,452 passengers had their lives impacted by these crashes. Another 290 bicyclists and 719 pedestrians were involved as well.

A trucker strikes, kills a Brooklyn teen out riding his bike

A 13-year-old Brooklyn boy was struck and killed by a passing oil truck while out riding his bike in the borough's Bedbord-Stuyvestant neighborhood on Saturday, Jan. 27. The fatal crash took place at the intersection of Jefferson or Lewis Avenues right before 6 p.m.

Just how safe is riding on public transit in New York?

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), several million Americans rely on using different forms of mass transit including trains, buses, ferries and subways to get around on a daily basis. Researchers with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) suggests that the use of mass transit isn't slowing down either. Instead, it's growing more quickly than both highway use and the country's population.