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Motorist Charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide after Killing a 9-Year-Old Boy

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Christine Eke4 years ago

A 59-year-old man in Brooklyn is in custody and has been charged with criminally negligent homicide, amongst other charges, in connection to a car crash that resulted in the death of a young boy.

About the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

  • Anthony Byrd was making a turn onto a Brooklyn street at about 1pm on Saturday, November 2, 2013.
  • He attempted to avoid hitting two pedestrians on the crosswalk, but ended up hitting a car instead; police said he continued to hit other cars and some pedestrians.
  • One of the pedestrians was a 9-year-old boy who was hit on the sidewalk; he died at the scene.
  • In addition to criminally negligent homicide, Byrd faces charges of assault, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Following Information provided by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention:

  • In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents – approximately 1 death every two hours. An additional 70,000 pedestrians were injured.
  • Alcohol, either consumed by the driver or the pedestrian, was a contributing factor in 47 percent of all pedestrian deaths.
  • Approximately 20 percent of children, ages 5 through 9, killed in traffic accidents were pedestrians.
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