Monday’s Headlines: Good News/Bad News Edition
We have some good news and, given who we are, some bad news about road violence. Plus other news from a busy weekend.
Cops Hunting BMW Driver Who Killed Pedestrian In Astoria Hit-And-Run
A driver who fled the scene of a crash on foot remains at-large hours after striking and killing a pedestrian in Astoria, Queens, cops said.
‘Not Grieving Alone’: A Father’s Artistic Journey After Losing Two Kids to Road Violence
Colin Campbell and his wife Gail Lerner lost both their children in a car crash with impaired driver. Now, it's a show.
What is the Life of a Dead Pedestrian Worth?
A cop laughed that a normal person is only worth $11,000 — and that figure was partly due to his racism, but also how little we value the lives of people on foot.
Opinion: How American vs. Danish Pedestrian Laws Stack Up
The subtle wording of American pedestrian safety laws reveals a lot about whose lives we prioritize on our roads — especially compared with the same policies in Denmark.
Pedestrian Deaths Set a Four-Decade Record in 2022 (Yes, Again)
And to think, 2021 was the deadliest year on record for U.S. pedestrians since the early 80s — until last year topped it.