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Elderly Pedestrian Injured by NYC Double-Decker

Tina Robinson2 years ago

The New York Post is reporting a double-decker bus accident in the West Village on Wednesday that left one woman with serious injuries.

About the Double-Decker Bus Accident

Police officers told the Post the accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street in the West Village. A City Sights double-decker tour bus was headed south on Seventh Avenue when the bus struck a pedestrian, pinning her underneath.

Witnesses described the victim as an elderly female. Her identity has not been released by authorities. It was unclear whether the bus ran a red light or the woman was jaywalking when the accident occurred.

One witness, Richard Taylor, 48, told the Post it appeared the woman had sustained a head injury as well as broken legs.

Pedestrian Injury Facts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded a 6 percent increase in pedestrian fatalities between 2011 and 2012. Overall, in 2012, about 4,734 pedestrians were killed and an additional 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the U.S. The CDC also observed that older pedestrians – those ages 65 and older – accounted for 20 percent (935) of all pedestrian fatalities in 2012. 


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