This is grim, for a second weekend in a row, three pedestrians were killed in separate incidents with vehicles:
- A 71-year-old Queens woman was killed yesterday afternoon while walking around 84th Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan; the driver stayed on the scene and was not charged. Ariela Koenigsburg was headed to her daughter's house to celebrate her 71st birthday. The cops suggested Koenigsburg may have been jaywalking, but her daughter says that's impossible.
- A 47-year-old man was killed at West 31st and Surf Avenue in Brooklyn around 2AM; the Lincoln Town Car that hit him fled.
- A Dodge Caravan hit three pedestrians on Neptune near West 24th in Brooklyn; a 68-year-old was killed. The Caravan's driver stayed on the scene.
And two young women were injured in the East Tremont section of the Bronx. After the fatalities from two weekends ago, the Department of Transportation said, "[I]n the wake of several tragic accidents, it is clear that more needs to be done, and DOT is committed to taking further steps to make the streets as safe as possible." We'll see if that happens.
Photograph from last week's Pedestrian Rally by Gary Kahn