New York residents who have ever taken a trip to Seattle may remember seeing the Ride the Ducks tours. The amphibious vehicles provide tours of the city by land and water. On Sept. 24, a duck tour vehicle was involved in a crash that left four people dead and 15 people in critical condition. In addition to the duck tour vehicle, the fatal accident involved a charter bus and two cars.
On any given day in New York City, the streets and sidewalks are teaming with taxi cabs, cars, delivery trucks, bicycles and pedestrians. When the paths of motor vehicles intersect with those of pedestrians, to ensure for everyone's safety, all involved parties must abide by traffic laws. Yet, many drivers continually fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians and annually an estimated 4,500 pedestrians are injured or killed as a result.