BAY SHORE, NY- LongIsland.com writes that a woman was killed in an accident in Bay Shore on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The victim was crossing the street in Bay Shore when she was struck at about 10:30 p.m. The crash took place on Fifth Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle, 38-year-old Derrick Clarke, was not injured and remained at the site of the crash.
The identity of the woman has not yet been released.
New York State has some of the country’s deadliest intersections for pedestrians. Data collected on intersection pedestrian fatalities between 2014 and 2016 indicates that New York has the highest number of deaths in the country. During the time period analyzed, 879 pedestrians were killed. 294 of those accidents took place in the state’s intersections. In New York, 33 percent of pedestrians killed were killed at intersection locations. Across the country, the national average indicated 20 percent of fatal pedestrian crashes took place at intersections.
Just 5 states account for 43 percent of pedestrian deaths. New York, California, Florida, Texas and Arizona lead the nation in pedestrian deaths. Pedestrians are at greater risk in large cities. New York City is the largest city in the country. Pedestrian fatalities rose by 28 percent between 2015 and 2016.
New York City has taken an aggressive approach to tackle pedestrian fatalities. New York implemented a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan that combines a number of methods to make the streets safer. The program targeted 20 communities in which pedestrian fatalities were highest. Eight of the communities, including the most dangerous, were located on Long Island. Vision Zero has made progress in reducing deaths, but much work still needs to be done to make the roads safe for pedestrians.
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