2 BMW drivers in 2 separate accidents

Saturday saw 2 major accidents within the city. Early Saturday morning, a woman was attempting to cross the street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn when she was struck and injured. She was transported to Bellevue Hospital with severe head trauma and was listed in critical condition. The driver was attempting to pass a taxi that had stopped for the woman to cross.

The second major accident this weekend involved a driver who was exiting the George Washington Bridge when he slammed into 2 pedestrians, seriously injuring 1 and killing the other. He then lost control of his vehicle and slammed into another car. The driver fled the scene but returned and surrendered a short time later. The driver was drunk at the time and has been charged with vehicular manslaughter, negligent homicide, driving while drunk, and leaving the scene of an accident.

These 2 accidents come after a report that has stated how NYC has seen fewer traffic deaths in recent months than it has in the past. “The number of traffic-related fatalities fell to 231 in 2015 from 257 in 2014 – a drop of about 10% officials said. Mayor de Blasio said 2015 was the safest on city streets since 1910 – and credited his Vision Zero initiative, which aims to eventually reduce traffic-related fatalities to zero.

Sources: NY Daily News, NY Post


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