Accidents between cars and bicycles are among the most dangerous crashes that can occur. Even a cyclist with proper riding gear and a bike helmet has relatively little protection during the accident. There is a high chance of a fatality.
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.
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.
We often hear on the news about how a drunk or distracted driver caused a car crash and for good reason.
A 59-year-old bicyclist with a prosthetic leg died on March 19, some seven months after having been hit and left to die by a motorist in Queens.
A 58-year-old Queens resident was struck as she crossed Kew Gardens Road at its intersection with 82nd Road this past Tuesday morning, March 13. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred just after 6:45 a.m.
Drunk driving kills. We've all likely heard that message, whether at school or on the radio, a billboard, or television commercial.
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.
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.
When you live in a big city like New York, between insurance, car payments and parking, it can be cost-prohibitive to own a car. Using the services of an on-call rideshare service like Uber or Lyft may be an ideal choice for you to get back and forth to where you need to go at a flat rate.