HUNTINGTON, NY- According to Longisland.news12.com, a child was hit by a van on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in Huntington. The victim was an 8-year-old girl from Lloyd Harbor. The crash took place at around 12 in the afternoon as the child was attempting to cross the street. The girl was struck by a Ford van that was driving southbound.
The victim was taken to the Huntington Hospital and then transferred to the Cohen’s Children’s Hospital.
The driver was identified as Pedro Guerrero. Guerrero was not injured in the accident and remained at the scene. The crash caused the roadway to be shut down between Woodland and Grandview.
Statistically, fewer people died in traffic accidents on Long Island than in previous years. There are several likely reasons for the drop in fatalities seen in the area last year. One way to reduce traffic fatalities, and pedestrian fatalities specifically, is to enforce the speed limit and reduce vehicle speeds. When vehicles travel slower, the chances of an accident being fatal decrease. In fact, a person has around a 90 percent chance of surviving a pedestrian accident if the vehicle is traveling at 20 miles per hour. As the speed of the vehicles increases, the likelihood of surviving a pedestrian crash begin to drop rapidly.
Other improvements on Long Island include better training for EMS workers, crash prevention technology in vehicles, and red-light cameras.
However, the practice of texting and driving is an ongoing issue that continues to make the roadways more dangerous. The nonprofit group, Vision Long Island, argues that vehicle occupants are safer than they were in previous years, but that pedestrians and cyclists have not experienced the same benefits.
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