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2022 Brings Deadly Car Accident Trends to NYC

April 15, 2022
Aftermath of a car accident in New York

A fatal crash on February 9 took the life of Davina Akofoba in Queens. She was only 10 years old. Davina was walking along the sidewalk near her school when a car from a supermarket parking lot sped out and hit her. The car’s driver seemed to have lost control of the car and crashed into the people on the sidewalk on the opposite side of the road, killing Davina.

While it’s still too early to tell, if such car accidents continue, New York City is poised to have its deadliest year in a decade. According to preliminary Vision Zero data, there have been 6,375 injuries and 45 deaths in New York as of February 28, 2022. These include 19 motorists, 21 pedestrians, and 2 bicyclists.

How These Deadly Car Accident Trends Can Be Reversed in NYC

No other person should have to endure the pain and suffering of a loved one’s death due to a preventable crash, as what happened in 2021, the deadliest year on NYC roadways since 2013. Currently, Mayor Adams supports the NYC 25x25 initiative and has committed to strengthening half of the plastic-protected bicycle lane barriers, decreasing the municipal fleet by up to 70%, and redesigning 1,000 dangerous intersections to protect pedestrians and control driver speed.

But more action needs to be taken to ensure the safety of all road users in NYC:

Talk to a Seasoned Queens Car Accident Attorney Now

If you’ve been hurt in a car crash in NYC, please don’t hesitate to contact the law office of Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C., for legal assistance. You can learn more about your case and options for recovering financial compensation in a free case evaluation with our Queens car accident attorney. Call 212-285-3300 or contact us online for more details.