STATEN ISLAND, NY- According to SILive.com a toddler sustained injuries in a collision on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The crash took place one on the West Shore in New Springville. Emergency services were called to the scene at about 12:21 p.m.
The collision occurred at the intersection of Richmond Avenue and Independent Avenue.
The 2-year-old was transported to the Staten Island University and is reportedly in stable condition.
Approximately half of all fatal and injury-producing car accidents take place at intersections. Places where roads meet and traffic traveling in different directions must cross paths are inherently dangerous. While most of our intersections are controlled by traffic control devices, these often prove ineffective at actually preventing serious crashes.
The Federal Highway Administration writes that research has led to many safer intersection designs, including roundabouts, restricted U-turn intersections, and diverging diamond exchanges.
While driver behavior causes most car accidents, research efforts show that intelligently designed roadways can help reduce the number of vehicle collisions that take place in the United States every year. Vision Zero, which is a New York City initiative that works to reduce traffic fatalities, works under the premise that no accidents are unavoidable. One main focus of Vision Zero is to design roads that make accidents less likely to occur. ***
In NYC, Vision Zero has shown the ability to lower the number of people killed in vehicle collisions in the city. However, the city will have to put in a lot more work if it plans to achieve its goal of zero traffic-related fatalities.
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