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All Posts in Category: pedestrian accidents


Four Pedestrians Struck in Manhattan by One Car

Posted by Mary Lightman on 09 Jun, 2015

download (2)Four pedestrians have been left injured after a vehicle making its way through midtown Manhattan traffic suddenly swerved and struck them.

The accident occurred just before 3:00 p.m. near Fifth Avenue and East 59th Street near the Plaza Hotel and Central Park.  According to the Fire Department of New York, three of the four people that were struck were seriously injured in the accident.  One of those seriously injured was the driver.  The injured were taken to area hospitals.

Police say that the accident is still currently under investigation.

In just about every accident, there can be many… Read More


Distracted Drivers Endanger South Carolina School Children

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 19 Sep, 2014

school-bus-stopA South Carolina school bus carrying 27 children and two adults was nearly involved in a dangerous collision recently. The bus was forced to swerve off the road when it was passed by two cars in the oncoming traffic lane, forcing an oncoming vehicle to swerve. Fortunately, no injuries occurred as a result of the accident. Live 5 News reports that no tickets were issued because the cars that caused the bus to swerve did not stop their vehicles.

School bus collisions are a real risk for children, brought into focus in an NBC News video indicating that as many as 2 million more motorists passed school bus… Read More


Fifteen Year Old Girl Hospitalized After Accident

Posted by Mary Lightman on 21 May, 2014

BSABarnOwlCherokee County, A 15-year-old girl remains hospitalized after a car ignored a stopped school bus and struck her while moving at speed. The victim, a freshman at Gaffney High School, remains hospitalized over a week after the incident. Photos taken immediately after the accident show the force of the impact as the girls empty shoes remained in place after she was hit and her backpack was thrown up and on to the top of the bus. Leslie Littlejohn, the 24-year-old woman who was driving the vehicle that struck the teen, has been arrested and charged with passing a stopped school bus as well as violating… Read More


South Carolina Victim Adds to Troubling Increase in Pedestrian Deaths

Posted by Reese M. Stidham on 23 Apr, 2014

pedestrian-crosswalkCharleston County authorities are investigating a pedestrian accident that took the life of a 34-year-old South Carolina woman on April 12. A Chevrolet Blazer reportedly hit the woman as she was walking along Highway 162. The driver was trying to pass another vehicle at the time according to Live 5 News; however, the specific cause of the deadly collision is still under investigation.

Unfortunately, the death of this young woman adds to the rising pedestrian death rate that has been occurring nationwide. Between 2009 and 2012, the number of pedestrians dying in collisions has increased each… Read More