NASSAU COUNTY, NY- According to Longisland.com, a pedestrian was killed in an accident in Great Neck.
The victim was identified as a 77-year-old woman. The woman was attempting to cross Lakeville Road from the east to the west side of the street when a 2017 Toyota Camry that was traveling south hit her causing multiple traumatic injuries. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead by a physician.
The driver who struck the victim was a 61-year-old man. The man remained at the scene of the accident and did not suffer any injuries. The police are still investigating the cause of the accident, and the names of the individuals involved have not been released.
Pedestrian accidents have been increasing throughout the United States. For two years in a row, the number of pedestrians killed in accidents reached close to 6,000. While it seems that the total number of people killed in pedestrian crashes may have hit a plateau, the number is far higher than it was a few years ago and has reached the highest number in decades.
Cities have been working to design better and safer streets to decrease the number of people killed in these types of crashes. New York City has managed to decrease the number of people killed within the city limits even as the national numbers continue to increase. This indicates that by investing in better road designs, lowering speed limits and enforcing traffic laws, it is possible to decrease the number of people killed on the road.
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