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MTA accident raises pedestrian hits in NYC

A B62 bus driver struck a cyclist and pedestrian in South Williamsburg Tuesday night, Sept. 16th around 8:15 p.m. Lucky there were no fatalities; both victims were transported to Bellevue hospital in stable condition.

However, immediately after the bus crash, at Wythe Avenue near Division Street, a cyclist lay on the street blood-stained in front of the stopped bus that hit him.

Pedestrian deaths in New York City are still riding according to an analysis of NYPD reports, if things keep pace there could be over 200 such deaths by the end of the year. NYPD data shows there were 156 fatalities in 2013, an increase from 152 in 2012 and 142 in 2011.

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B62 Bus Driver Strikes Cyclist & Pedestrian In Williamsburg

(Matthew McNulty)

Is Vision Zero in New York Working? What can be done to prevent such avoidable pedestrian accidents? Give us your thoughts New York. Suggestions include: holding drivers accountable with tougher punishments, create safe roads with lights and speed bumps and continuously building driver awareness.

B62 Bus Driver Strikes Cyclist & Pedestrian In Williamsburg

MTA hits bicyclist

According to New York personal Injury Attorney, Paul Ajlouny, there are a few factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents:

  • Ignoring crosswalks
  • Ignoring traffic controls and signals
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Driving under he influence
  • Distracted driving (testing, talking on phone, changing radio, putting on make-up..)
  • Passing another vehicle
  • Speed

New York Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 59,000 pedestrians were injured and 4,092 pedestrians were killed in road traffic accidents.

Pedestrians and Cyclist At Risk

Both bicyclists and pedestrians have no protection from distracted or speeding drivers. The elderly, and children, as seen with the latest pedestrian hits in New York are at risk where they receive traumatic injuries and sadly death.

New York Injury Attorney for Pedestrian Accident Victims

In the event that a pedestrian or a bicyclist is injured by a vehicle hiring a traffic accident attorney will ensure that they receive the proper compensation to cover the medical treatment for their injuries.

If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of a motorist, contact a NYC personal injury attorney to discuss your case. Consultations are FREE.

According to Mean Streets Of New York The Pedestrian Death Toll Is 84.

  • 4:00 AM Van Wyck Expressway near JFK Airport. The victim was struck and killed while changing a tire on the side of the Van Wyck Expressway. He was hit from behind by a livery van, according to news reports.
  • 8:26 PM Rockaway Boulevard at Brookville Boulevard. The victim was loading a motorcycle onto a pickup truck on the side of Rockaway Boulevard, after the motorcycle had broken down, according to police. A Chevy van struck the back of the pickup truck and the people loading in the motorcycle. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 6:01 AM Hutchinson River Parkway at Exit 3E. The victim was struck after she ran onto the northbound lane of the Hutchinson River Parkway, from a car parked on the service road. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 10:01 PM Astoria Boulevard and 80 Street. Melania Ward was crossing Astoria Boulevard in the crosswalk when she was struck by a Q47 bus turning right from 80 Street. Ward was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

  • 10:27 AM Bedford Avenue and Gates Avenue. The victim, an unidentified man, was crossing Gates Avenue when he was struck by a sedan turning left onto Gates from Bedford Avenue. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

  • 4:53 AM Liberty Avenue and Tuckerton Street. The victim, an unidentified man, was crossing Liberty Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle headed west. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

  • 2:03 PM East 79th Street and Madison Avenue. The victim, an unidentified woman, was crossing 79th street when she was struck by a taxi turning left from Madison Avenue onto 79th. The woman was pinned under the taxi, and bystanders flipped the vehicle off the victim, according to news reports. She was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

  • 8:22 PM 509 Avenue P. The victim, an unidentified man, was crossing Avenue P when he was struck by an SUV headed east. The victim was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

  • 2:52 AM Fresh Pond Road between 60 Drive and Elliott Avenue. Karoli Grzegorczyk was crossing Fresh Pond Road mid-block, when he was struck by a car traveling south, according to police. The car fled the scene. MORE

pedestrian Accidents in New York 49% of all deaths

Ambulance Chasers – unethical help you don’t need.

Not all personal injury attorneys are just trying to trick or take advantage of poor unsuspecting injured accident victims. You’ll be able to tell the difference.  If your in a traffic accident on the scene and suddenly a very helpful concerned individual offers you an attorneys business card.

Heads-up! — you’ve probably got an ambulance chaser / runner who picked up on a police scanner that an accident had just happened with it’s exact location.

The Insurance companies are just as unscrupulous as the ambulance chasers. The will try everything in their power to downplay an accident victims injuries or just hey refuse to pay. If someone is injured in an accident they need an honest personal injury attorney to fight on their behalf.

If you injured, YES,it would be in your best interest to get legal representation. But if their popping out at the accident scene or by your hospital bed, you’ve just met a real life lecherous, disgusting human being that want to profit off your pain and suffering.

Injured in A Car Accident? Beware Unscrupulous Ambulance Chasers

Beware of that stranger that shows by your hospital bed with an attorney referral. “runners” After a wreck, your phone or doorbell might ring right away.

No More Preventable Tragedies New York

Last year more than 156 pedestrians died in New York traffic. More than half of pedestrian deaths and 27 have died since the beginning of 2014. Public awareness to these senseless tragedies, have to happen before any more of us lose a son, a daughter, a parent or a grandparent.

Families who have lost a loved one to a NYC traffic accident due to the reckless behavior or dangerous conditions on New York City’s streets, have become vindicates to ending to traffic fatalities. The pain and suffering including the legacy of their loved ones, drives these family members to bring to light the dangers of New York City traffic hazards.

“This is a ugly problem in our beautiful city.” say’s Paul Ajlouny, a New York traffic accident lawyer, “We need to campaign and shed light on the pain and suffering of surviving families left behind in order to build awareness, and press for the end of preventable pedestrian fatalities and injuries.”

There has to be a way for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles to safely co-exist where children and adults can cross streets freely without fear or risk of endangerment — life is to valuable.

Families members of New York accident victims Families For Safe Street), have come together to turn their grief into action, so that no one else has to suffer the pain they have suffered.

In New York Call to Improve Pedestrian Safety Is Renewed

In New York Call to Improve Pedestrian Safety Is Renewed – Spread The Word New York!

Pedestrian deaths in Queens rose to 70 percent, from 27 to 46 just this last year. They doubled in The Bronx, from 15 to 32. Drivers are just going way to fast.

Steps are being taken to stop the loss of dear life. Cooper’s Law, for instance a law which recently passed, allows New York City to suspend and revoke the license of a taxi or livery driver who kills or injures a pedestrian who had the right of way.

Take heed New York and know that you share a road when driving. Be considerate and safe.

Tips Immediately After An Accident – Win Your Case!

Paul Ajlouny, one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, suggests that the very first steps you take following an accident will predetermine the direction your case takes, as well as how much your settlement will be.

“Our personal injury law firm gets calls every day where accident victims do not wait for police to arrive on the scene. The police report is crucial for the sake of evidence.” suggests Mr. Ajlouny.

Some people do not think they are injured so they do not seek medical attention only to realize that they would be hit with pain from injury in the hours to follow.

Mr. Ajlouny suggests, “Don’t let that adrenaline rush fool you, you may be injured and not be aware of it.  Your injuries also tell a story and will also determine your settlement in a personal injury case.”

What you do in the hours and days after a car accident will determine whether you receive a fair settlement or not. Call New York auto accident and injury attorneys, Ajlouny Injury Law For Feel Advice: 1-800-535-5029.

Your first steps following a personal injury accident can affect whether or not you win your case.

Your first steps following a personal injury accident can affect whether or not you win your case.

Lincoln Tunnel Accident Injures 7 – One Fatality

According to witnesses the accident occurred when a red BMW sped into the tunnel and collided with a Mercedes minivan, which then collided into a jitney bus in a chain reaction.

NYC Car Crash

Seven people were injured, one of them critically in Lincoln Tunnel Crash.

The Lincoln Tunnel is a major road, for many commuters traveling to and from New Jersey and New York. Due to the heavy traffic on this main stretch of road a multitude of accidents happen throughout the year.

If you or someone you love was injured in an accident commuting via the Lincoln Tunnel, call Ajlouny Injury Law, New York traffic accident lawyers for FREE ADVICE 24 hrs.

Nascar Fatal Crash Upstate New York

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. — NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr., who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.

Stewart is visibly shaken by this accident,authorities report. This is an on-track crash and not criminal. There are no charges pending.  Just sadness and grief for all parties involved. Just tragic. Prayers to the Ward family in their time of loss. A young man lost his life, that’s the bottom line.

Car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny weighs in on this tragic fatal crash. “It’s such a sad tragedy, this was not intentional as the videos show. Just a shocking accident.  All we can think about is the family and friends of  Kevin Ward Jr. that they be strong in this very sad time. “


Breaking, Car Accident Bronx Expressway

Five people were injured in a car accident Saturday morning on the Cross Bronx Expressway in Morris Heights.

The accident happened at about 10:15 a.m. near the Jerome Avenue exit when an Nissan SUV collided with a tractor trailer.

Witnesses reported women were seen screaming in the SUV after the glass on the back window shattered.

Four of the five people were rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in serious but stable condition, authorities said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the child suffered serious injuries.


Bronx Expressway car accident. SUV collides with tractor trailer.

Bronx Expressway Car Accident

The Cross Bronx Expressway is an intricate part of New York’s mode of transportation that connects to New York’s Interstate highway stretching six lane for 8.3 miles, running through South Bronx.

The Bronx Expressway is congested with delivery vans, 18-wheelers, garbage trucks, log carriers, cement trucks and motorists just like you and me. So definitely attentive driver safety is required to get through this stretch of dangerous highway.

Dangers of the Cross Bronx Expressway

The Cross Bronx Expressway, has quite a few problems with the road that include horizontal sight distance causing vehicles to slow down, no median shoulder, a  lack of paved outside shoulders, stop and go vehicles, the need for speed, adding up to a hazardous situation if not paying 100% attention.

The Bronx Expressway is also poorly lit, the road pavement is rough and faulty. The Expressway does not offer service roads. At the street level termini of ramps, numerous turning options are available at the intersections. This, along with short weaving distances between the off-ramp/service road merge and downstream signals, creates a potential for accidents.

New York’s highway connecting through the Bronx connect to a trio of highways (Major Deegan Expressway, Bruckner Expressway, and the New England Thruway) bisected by the Cross Bronx Expressway. Four parkways (Henry Hudson, Mosholu, Bronx River, and Hutchinson River), along with the Grand Concourse, provide alternatives for north/south passenger car traffic.

There is no avoiding congestion when trying to cross between the East and West Bronx. Lest not forget the Bronx River, Bronx River Parkway, Woodlawn Cemetery, and Bronx Park while traveling through the Cross Bronx and Bruckner expressways.

That moment when your rear-ended by a tractor trailer, especially with children on board, can be traumatizing.  These types of car accidents can leave serious injury, and even fatalities.

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Injured in NYC car accident call now 718-233-3913

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in car accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway, you need an attorney understands how dangerous the state’s roads are and has handled such serious accidents.

Call now to speak to a car accident attorney in New York if you or someone you love has been involved in a crash involving a delivery van, 18-wheeler, garbage truck, log carrier, cement truck, or another motorist.  Know your rights.



$2 Million Settlement Over Deadly Car Accident

high risk police persuit

high-speed vehicle pursuits can have fatal outcomes.

After a long year of suffering for the family of Tamon Robinson, a Brooklyn man who died in a collision with a police car, New York City has finally agreed to a $2 million wrongful death settlement.

Tamon Robinson died in April 2012 during a police chase in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Officers said they had caught the 23-year-old digging up paving stones.

The police accident report said the vehicle was stopped when Robinson ran into it, fell and hit his head. Witnesses disputed that.

“They hit him,” described a witness, who says she watched the the whole thing go down, from her 8th floor apartment window. “He flew up and he came down. They backed the car up, and they told him to get up. People were yelling out their windows screaming at the cops, ‘We saw what you did.’”

Both NYPD and NYFD at first described Robinson’s injuries as non-life threatening, but on the day of the incident, according to reported eye-witnesses, the police at the scene pulled Robinson from under the car, yelling “Wake up! Wake up!” before bouncing him off the hood of the car.

The city’s law department called it a “fair and reasonable settlement.” Fair and reasonable will never we enough for the grieving family in this tragic loss.

And to add insult to injury, in October 2012, city officials apologized for sending a $700 bill to the family for damage to the police vehicle.

Robinson’s mother, Laverne Dobbinson, tells the Daily News ( ) that she still wants action taken against the officers.

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office continues to investigate.  In he end justice for Tamon Robinson prevails. Hopefully the family can now start to recover.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, wrongful death attorney reminds us of an incident involving a NYPD car chase just this year.  A car pursued by NYPD, on 79th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, through the Upper West Side, Central Park and Upper East Side, striking a pedestrian and sending people around fleeing in terror.

The struck pedestrian suffered minor injuries, including bruising and scraps to his left leg and right arm.  The question that we all have to think about is when should police not be in pursuit?

According to Mr. Ajlouny, “On a national average, crashes from police chases and police response calls kill more than one person a day, and one-third of the people killed are innocent bystanders.” The NYPD needs to figure out when a chase is NOT a good idea. High risk police pursuits take innocent lives.

According to a report in 2010 by the FBI:

Police pursuit give light to some frightening statistics. First, the majority of police pursuits involve a stop for a traffic violation. Second, one person dies every day as a result of a police pursuit. On average, from 1994 through 1998, one law enforcement officer was killed every 11 weeks in a pursuit, and 1 percent of all U.S. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty lost their lives in vehicle pursuits. Innocent third parties who just happened to be in the way constitute 42 percent of persons killed or injured in police pursuits. Further, 1 out of every 100 high-speed pursuits results in a fatality.

Injured in car chase or traffic accident?  Contact our law firm for FREE ADVICE 24 hours a day or night.  protect your rights

One of the dilemmas faced by Police officers is whether or not to continue a suspect chase. What are the consequences of proceeding or ending a dangerous pursuit? In the circumstance of Tamon Robinson a reasonable approach was obviously not made now that NYC police have offered the family a 2 million dollar settlement for their tragic loss. How badly did you want to catch a guy that committed a petty crime — at what cost?  Does the need to chase and apprehend out weigh public safety? What do  you think NYC?





Pedestrian killed by hit and run driver – Memorial Art

Luis Bravo was killed by a hit and run driver in Woodside, Queens, last year. Police have not found the driver. The number of you children and teens and killed by vehicles in New York City streets has almost doubled between 2011 and 2013.

Luis Bravo, a young man and a friend, 18 and 19, were walking on east on Broadway in Woodside when he was hit by the driver of a dark-colored sedan, that was traveling south on 58th Street.

Luis was the fifth New York City pedestrian within a two weeks period time frame to be killed by a driver that fled the scene. In three of the five crashes, the driver was caught.

They never did apprehend the driver that struck Luis.

Luis Bravo pedestrian killed

Luis Bravo was killed by a hit and run driver in Woodside, Queens.

The hit and run fatal crash happened at 108th Precinct, where four other pedestrians have been killed by reckless drivers in 2013.

Paul Ajlouny, New York personal Injury attorney, weighs in, “Hit-and-run crashes and fatalities are out of control in New York.  comments Mr. Ajlouny, “hopefully heartbreaking street art in memory of the victims will open the eyes of everyone involved, pedestrians and motorists alike.”

2014 Hit and Run Accidents:

  • A teenager involved in hit-and-run accident in the Bronx. The 17-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street near Grand Concourse and East 176th.
  • Man killed by hit and run driver. A hit-and-run driver ­fatally struck a Brooklyn pedestrian crossing the street. Bryan Loughran, 32, was crossing Gerritsen Avenue in Marine Park at 2:45 a.m. when he was struck.
  • Former NYPD cop charged with hit-and-run of teen. An NYPD cop who retired on disability was arrested for a Long Island hit-and-run accident that killed a 13-year-old girl with Down syndrome.
  • A young man miraculously survived getting mowed down by a driver who was racing down a Queens sidewalk — suffering only minor injuries despite the horrific impact.
  • Good Samaritan chases down hit-and-run driver. A Good Samaritan chased down a hit-and-run driver who rammed into a mechanic working on a Brooklyn sidewalk.
  • A man riding a dirt bike through the streets of East Harlem was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident.
  • 68-year-old severely injured by hit-and-run driver in Brooklyn while attempting to cross the street.
  • Bicyclist struck, killed by BMW on hit-and-run rampage. A BMW driver struck and killed a bicyclist in Bushwick and then hit an SUV while fleeing the wrong way down a one-way street.
  • Man fatally struck by hit-and-run driver in Queens. Cops are looking for a dark Chevy Blazer that struck and killed a man in Long Island City. Police identified the victim as Kumar Ragunath, 64, of Jamaica.
  • A Manhattan widow says the city needs to reconsider a slow zone that the DOT rejected just two days before her husband was killed by a hit-and-run driver. Antonio Ramirez,…
  • Cops hunting ATV biker who ‘mowed down officer’. Cops are looking for this bone-headed biker who allegedly mowed down a cop in East New York.
  • Man struck in Lower East Side hit-run. A man is clinging to life after a hit-and-run accident on the Lower East Side, cops said. The victim was attempting to cross Hester Street and Bowery.

Pedestrian Killed In Bronx Memorial Art

What a beautiful way to remember loved ones who have been sadly taken from family members in fatal traffic accidents. Dante Curry was killed in the Bronx by a driver who was traveling 65 mph in a 30 mph zone. The driver received a $60 speeding ticket.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer gets traffic accident claims practically everyday.   “These are heartbreaking and probably a good reminder to everyone that we share the streets as pedestrians and drivers.

The street art as a memorial to the accident victims, would make people think twice when crossing a street and or driving.” states Mr. Ajlouny.


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Memorial Art remembering Dante Curry killed in Bronx by speeding car.

Relating to pedestrian deaths, NYPD reports, if things keep pace with the first 12 days of 2014, there could be more than 200 such deaths by the end of the year. Police data shows there were 156 fatalities in 2013, an increase from 152 in 2012 and 142 in 2011.

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