Pedestrian Accident with Leg Injuries Reported in Port Richmond, New York
STATEN ISLAND, NY – A news report on silive.com states that a 78-year-old man was severely injured in a pedestrian accident in Port Richmond, New York. According to law enforcement officials, the pedestrian accident happened during the early Monday morning rush hour. The pedestrian accident occurred at approximately 5:40 in the morning. The location of the accident was in the area of Post Avenue and Jewett Avenue on Staten Island, New York.
According to spokesperson for the FDNY/EMS and the NYPD, the victim is in stable medical condition. He sustained a serious injury to his left leg. The victim was transported to the Richmond University Medical Center in West Brighton, New York, for emergency medical treatment of his pedestrian accident-related injuries.
Fortunately, the driver who struck the pedestrian remained at the accident scene and spoke with law enforcement.
Accident scene investigators closed off the intersection, and the news report stated that a damaged bicycle was discovered lying on the ground by a bus stop. The police spokesperson did not provide any additional information. The pedestrian accident is currently under investigation. No reports of criminal charges or how the accident occurred were made available. More information will be published when it becomes available.
According to a news report from streetsblog.org, fatal pedestrian accidents have dropped in all New York City boroughs except for Staten Island. The report states that the average annual number of fatal pedestrian accidents in New York City has fallen by 50% over the past 30 years.
New York’s Department of Transportation states that Staten Island has approximately forty pedestrian accidents with injuries per year, and seven pedestrians are tragically killed on Staten Island each year. Even though Staten Island’s rate of 1.4 pedestrian deaths per 100,000 residents is below that of Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, and Brooklyn, the rate of fatal pedestrians on Staten Island has not fallen.
Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg believes this is because fewer people walk on Staten Island than they do in other boroughs. The Transportation Commissioner states that Staten Island is difficult to compare to other boroughs and the risk of getting injured when walking or biking on State Island is still significant.
New York’s Department of Transportation states that most of Staten Island’s population is auto-dependent. About 82 percent of Staten Island households own at least one motor vehicle, which about double the citywide average. The survey found that about two-thirds of Staten Islanders drive to work.
According to statistics, pedestrians’ most dangerous times to be walking on Staten Island are afternoons and evenings. In fact, four out of five Staten Island pedestrian fatalities happened between the hours of 3 PM and 9 PM.
The DOT identified 16 corridors that account for about 40 percent of the pedestrian fatalities and 54 percent of all serious pedestrian injuries.
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