NYC transit-safety advocate hit by car — on way to victims vigil

NYC transit-safety advocate hit by car — on way to victims vigil

A road-safety activist ended up in a Brooklyn ER over the weekend when he was struck by a automobile — whereas bicycling to an occasion to commemorate victims of visitors violence.

The sufferer, a staffer for the advocacy group Transportation Options, was struck by a automobile on Rochester Avenue only a block away from the place the group was making ready to start its annual vigil for “World Remembrance Day of Highway Visitors Victims,” Gothamist reported.

“That is the true life that’s skilled by each New Yorker,” the group’s director, Danny Harris, stated because the occasion received below approach, in line with the report.

“There he stood, on his option to an occasion to assist rejoice and honor those that had been killed and injured in visitors violence, and now he sits within the emergency room,” Harris stated of the unidentified sufferer.

The person was recovering at house Monday from minor accidents, a gaggle spokesman stated.

World Remembrance Day is an annual vigil held for households who’ve misplaced love ones to visitors violence put on yellow and name for coverage modifications to make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

New York Metropolis visitors deaths have improve lately.Sipa USA by way of AP

Transportation Options activists at a protest in January 2020.Sipa USA by way of AP

Thus far this 12 months, 222 folks have died in automobile crashes in New York Metropolis, in line with NYPD stats compiled by the Large Apple — surpassing the full variety of visitors deaths for annually from 2015 by 2020.

This 12 months’s victims embody 98 pedestrians, 14 cyclists, 34 drivers, 56 motor-vehicle occupants and 20 folks on “different motorized autos,” metropolis officers stated.

In 2021, there have been 113 pedestrians killed in crashes, together with 18 cyclists, 34 drivers, 52 motor-vehicle occupants and 13 folks on “different motorized autos.”

“Thanks for the outpouring of assist for our employees member who was injured on their option to World Day of Remembrance yesterday,” Transportation Options posted on its Twitter web page Monday.

“Our metropolis leaders should do every little thing of their energy to maintain folks secure on our streets — whether or not they will work, faculty, or an occasion to honor these injured or who’ve misplaced family members to visitors violence.”

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