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3 Dead at New York Halloween Festivities

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Olivia Finger1 year ago

Three people were killed in New York this Halloween when a car came up on a crowded sidewalk, striking them and several others.

Details of the Pedestrian Accident

According to Reuters, the fatal accident occurred along Morris Park Ave. in the Bronx around 5 pm.

While the identities of the victims were not immediately available, New York City police did confirm that a middle-aged male, a 21-year-old male, and a 10-year-old girl were among those killed.

Several witnesses and officials say the driver either suffered a seizure while driving or became engaged in road rage shortly before the crash.

The accident is still under investigation.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • 4,743 pedestrians were killed in auto accidents in 2012 – this averages to one pedestrian death every 2 hours.
  • An additional 76,000 people were injured in pedestrian accidents in 2012.
  • It is estimated that pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car crash each trip than occupants of passenger vehicles.

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