Pedestrian Accidents

Who Is To Blame For Fatal Pedestrian And Cyclist Crashes In NYC?

Driving in New York City can be a hassle and taking a cab, bus or subway to work every day can be expensive. Sometimes the easiest and most cost-effective way to navigate the streets of New York is by walking or bicycling. However, bicyclists and pedestrians are losing their lives at the hands of careless… read more

Here are some tips to stay safe as a pedestrian in NYC

Merely walking in New York City is a dangerous endeavor. While you would think that motorists in our city would be accustomed to operating their vehicles around pedestrians, the fact of the matter is that they far too often act negligently behind the wheel, sometimes causing them to miss seeing pedestrians until it’s too late…. read more

Fatal pedestrian accidents on the rise in NY, across US

According to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Association, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased yet again in 2019. While the report is preliminary, if the estimates hold, there were 6,590 pedestrian deaths across the country in 2019. This is an increase of 5% over 2018, during which there were about 6,225… read more

Staying safe as a pedestrian in New York

Spring is in the air, and New Yorkers across all five boroughs will soon take to the streets. On days filled with subway, cab and Uber delays, your feet are the quickest way to move from place to place. Yet as a pedestrian, you must watch out for distracted motorists and rogue cyclists. These people… read more

How could pedestrians avoid getting hit by a cyclist?

With the amount of traffic on the streets, New York is a city where walking is heavily encouraged. It can give you a good workout and more time to enjoy the unique locations and architecture that the Big Apple has to offer. Unfortunately, it isn’t just the impatient drivers in Times Square you’ll have to… read more

Tips for pedestrians navigating New York City streets

Residents of New York City are accustomed to walking its streets. In fact, less than half of all households even own a vehicle. But in a city of 8 million, drivers and pedestrians come in to contact far too often. In fact, in the month of May, drivers injured 1,250 pedestrians, leaving seven dead. If… read more

Are e-scooters and e-bikes legal in New York?

Electronic bikes and scooters have become a popular attraction in major cities, including San Francisco, St. Louis, Chicago, Washington D.C., Dallas and more. However, travelling at speeds up to 20 miles per hour, it’s easy to see how these vehicles could be a danger to pedestrians and drivers on busy New York streets. Yet, the… read more

How are SUV sales impacting pedestrian deaths?

Recent studies have shown that the nation has had a dramatic increase in pedestrian fatalities within the last decade. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), there were 6,227 U.S. pedestrians killed in 2018, which is the highest amount in almost three decades. Despite this grim reminder, there is some good news for New… read more

Common causes of pedestrian-vehicle accidents

Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise. According to recent statistics, fatalities are at a year high. What are the most common causes of accidents between vehicles and pedestrians? Speeding Cars that are speeding may have difficulty slowing down enough to stop for a pedestrian in their path. According to crash data, a vehicle traveling just… read more

Pedestrian Deaths Are Down, But Is The Problem Solved?

Fatal pedestrian accidents are at a 100-year low in New York City. In 2017, 101 pedestrians died after being hit by motor vehicles. That number is almost half of what it was in 2013, when the city instituted its Vision Zero plan to keep pedestrians safe. However, the number of pedestrian deaths that have been… read more