OCEANSIDE, NY- Pix11.com reports that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street on Long Island last Friday, October 26, 2018. The victim, a 67-year-old woman, was killed in the pedestrian accident.
Reports indicate that the woman was trying to cross Atlantic Avenue’s westbound lanes in Oceanside when a westbound vehicle hit her.
The crash led to severe bodily trauma. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead.
Police have not yet released the victim’s identity. The driver that struck the woman stayed at the site of the crash.
New York City has made pedestrian safety a priority in recent years and has been working to lower the number of fatalities through a variety of different methods. Fortunately, safer roads seem to be coming to Long Island as well.**
Data indicates that 2017 was a safer year for people using the roads on Long Island than previous years have been. According to experts, the safer roadways are the result of installations of red-light cameras, better-trained emergency responders, and improved vehicle safety technology, such as collision avoidance technology that is now included in many vehicles.
Of course, there is a lot more work to do. A representative from the nonprofit group Vision Long Island argues that drivers and vehicle occupants are fairing better in the area, but that the roads are still far too dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists. The group is calling on representatives to enact further changes to improve road safety.
One problem that experts still struggle with is texting and driving. The practice is common and dangerous but is difficult to prevent or patrol.
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