Yesterday afternoon in Manhattan, a pedestrian crossing 14th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues was struck by an SUV. The Daily News reports that witnesses said the pedestrian, who was taken to St. Vincent's with "massive head injuries," was jaywalking. However, the SUV—a Range Rover—may have been traveling at a very fast speed. One witness told the News, "[The driver] was turning the corner. He had to be doing 60. He swerved to avoid the pedestrian, who was running for his life. He didn't make it. He just flew and was bleeding from the head."
The SUV then hit three parked cars and flipped over. James Poling took photographs and said that all of 14th between 7th and 8th was taped off—plus there was "briefcase and blood about 100 ft from car." The News says that driver, Alan Naman, was not charged. FYI: The speed limit in the NYC is 30 MPH (unless otherwise posted).
The News also mentions that "an elderly man was fatally struck by a cab while crossing against the light at Sixth Ave. near 57th St. Friday around 10:30 p.m."