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Pedestrian Critically Injured in Suffolk County Accident

A pedestrian sustained critical injuries on the evening of Sunday, March 29 after being hit by a vehicle. According to Suffolk County police, the accident occurred on the westbound section of the Sunrise Highway in Copiague, where the highway intersects with Decker Street. The 50-year-old man was hit in the roadway by a 2015 Nissan… Read More »

Man Charged After Injuring Two Pedestrians in Long Island Accident

A 25-year-old man from Long Island was charged after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident he caused that resulted in injuries to two pedestrians, one of whom was left in critical condition. Suffolk County police investigated the crash for weeks after it happened in Bay Shore on Monday, February 3, ultimately finding and arresting… Read More »

Texting While Crossing the Street Could Soon Be Penalized in NYC

In a move that has garnered national attention, city councilors in New York City have announced they are considering a bill that could fine pedestrians up to $250 for reckless behavior if they are caught texting while crossing the street. The minimum fine would be $25. The proposal came after it was announced that pedestrian… Read More »

Elderly Oceanside Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Police are investigating a recent fatal pedestrian accident that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in Oceanside. According to detectives investigating the case, an 85-year-old man was attempting to cross Oceanside Road at the intersection with Davidson Avenue when a 2011 Jeep Liberty struck him. The man suffered severe trauma injuries and was… Read More »

Study Pinpoints Most Dangerous Roads on Long Island for Cyclists, Pedestrians

Vision Long Island, a group that aims to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents on Long Island over time until it reaches zero, recently put out a new list identifying the most dangerous streets for bicyclists and pedestrians. The list breaks down roads in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with Merrick Avenue in… Read More »

Driver Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Long Island

A man from Long Island has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. According to Suffolk County police, a 25-year-old man was attempting to cross Sunrise Highway in North Patchogue in the early hours of Saturday, January 27 when he was struck by… Read More »

Long Island Safety Advocates Push for ‘Traffic Calming’ Measures

Elected officials, business leaders and safety advocates in Farmingdale recently gathered to promote new traffic calming measures around the downtown business districts of Long Island. The Long Island Complete Streets Coalition and Vision Long Island organized the gathering, which was held at the intersection of Route 109 and Main Street. It was attended by many… Read More »

Ramapo Police Work to Enforce Pedestrian Safety, Uncover Problems with Compliance

The Ramapo Police Department recently conducted some pedestrian safety enforcement actions at several busy intersections and crosswalks in the community. There had been numerous complaints about vehicles not slowing down and yielding to pedestrians at clearly visible crosswalks, and so officers posed as pedestrians to catch drivers who failed to yield. Over the course of… Read More »

Man Arrested After Driving into Pedestrians in Times Square

Tourists and locals were stunned when a man sped his 2009 Honda Accord into a group of pedestrians in busy Times Square. An 18-year-old woman was killed and another 22 people were injured in the mayhem. The incident happened Thursday, May 18. The woman who died was a tourist from Portage, Michigan. The driver, meanwhile,… Read More »

Man Charged with Fleeing Scene of Deadly Pedestrian Accident

Homicide detectives in Nassau, New York, recently arrested a man from Hempstead and charged him with fleeing the scene of a fatal accident he allegedly caused the morning of January 10. According to police, the 21-year-old man was arraigned in Hempstead’s First District Court and held on $15,000 bail or $30,000 bond. The man reportedly… Read More »