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Pedestrian, 52, Struck and Killed by Pickup Truck While Crossing Street

Joseph Meaney3 years ago

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According to Staten Island Live, a 52-year-old woman was killed in a pedestrian-vehicle collision in Rossville, New York, on Monday afternoon.

About the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

The pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Correll Avenue and Gervil Street at around 4:08 p.m. local time. Peggy Diaz, 52, was on her way to the bus stop for her commute home after work as a home health aide when she was hit by a pickup truck while crossing the street.

Officials say a pickup truck driven by a 21-year-old man attempted a left turn onto southbound Gervil Street when he struck the pedestrian. Staten Island Live reports that Diaz suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Diaz would succumb to her injuries at approximately 8:37 p.m. that night.

The pickup truck driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police, according to Staten Island Live. There is no word on whether the driver will face charges in the pedestrian crash. Police say Diaz was crossing in the vicinity of a marked crosswalk when the incident occurred. Diaz leaves behind a husband and four children.

Information on Pedestrian-related Traffic Accidents

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 4,884 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2014.
  • On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours and sustained injuries every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.
  • Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
  • Ninety percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 involved a single vehicle.


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