This past weekend (Sunday to be exact), there were a number of hit-and-run accidents across the 5 boroughs. In a span of four hours, there were 5 hits and runs; 3 of which involved the death of the pedestrian. The other 2 pedestrians survived, but were listed as being in critical condition.
According to ABC 7, “The accidents came as Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to push his Vision Zero campaign to reduce traffic deaths. The number of deaths was down in 2015, but the mayor says the latest accidents are an example of why drivers need to slow down.”
The breakdown of this weekend’s accidents are (as stated on abc7ny.com)
“1:26 a.m., A 63-year-old man struck and killed at East 175th Street and Webster Avenue in the Tremont section of Bronx. He was truck by a black SUV.
2:15 a.m. A 22-year-old woman was struck by a silver minivan as she was crossing Guy R. Brewer Boulevard at 118th Road in South Jamaica, Queens.
3:30 a.m., A 30-year-old man was struck crossing Prince Street and Avenue of the Americas in SoHo.
4:40 a.m., A 48-year-old Uber driver struck and killed while collecting items from his car at 107-42 111 Street, in South Ozone Park, Queens.
4:56 a.m., A 41-year-old man, possibly homeless, was struck by a vehicle that passed a red light as he crossed 5th Avenue at 9th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.”
Also over the weekend an off-duty NYPD officer was killed in a hit and run while in New Jersey.
Source: ABC 7