MORRIS PARK, NY – According to Abc7ny.com, a pedestrian sustained critical injuries when she was struck by a vehicle that was turning off the street and into a driveway. The incident took place on Pelham Parkway South.
The woman driving the vehicle was trying to turn into her driveway when she hit the pedestrian. The driver ended up crashing into the house.
The victim was stuck beneath the vehicle. The driver then hit a garage dislodging a large section of reinforced brick.
The two-family residence was issued a Full Vacate Order from the Department of Buildings because of the structural damage done in the collision.
The pedestrian was transported to the Jacobi Medical Center where she was reportedly in critical condition but was stable.
The woman driving the vehicle was checked at the scene of the crash but did not suffer any injuries.
Police have not filed charges in the collision and are investigating the incident as an accident.
Every year thousands of Americans are killed in pedestrian accidents. With more cars on the road every year, and with larger vehicles rising in popularity, pedestrians are facing a lot of dangers on the road. One of the best ways to curb the rising pedestrian death toll is to improve safety technology in vehicles. While many vehicles can already detect large objects and other vehicles, cars are increasingly able to identify pedestrians as well. This technology could greatly improve roadway safety.
Even before the technology can improve safety for pedestrians, simple steps such as reducing the speed limit in areas with foot traffic can help reduce fatal and serious pedestrian accidents.
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