There Were 2 Deadly Car Accidents in Chinatown within the Last Couple Weeks

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 at 5:03 am by

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Within the short span of ten days, and a few blocks, there were two deadly auto collisions in Chinatown that killed unsuspecting pedestrians.

The first occurred on November 15, when 90-year-old Ngan Leung was hit while crossing the Bowery at Bayard Street. The 66-year-old driver had been making a left turn, and Leung had the light, according to published reports. She was transported to Bellevue Hospital in the aftermath, where she “succumbed to her injuries” a week later.

The driver had remained at the scene and reportedly received a summons for failure to yield, but was not formally charged.

Then, this past Monday evening, 70-year-old Henry Herman attempted to parallel park his minivan on Forsyth Street, but hit the gas instead. The car jumped the curb, collided with a gaggle of pedestrians huddled near a fruit stand, and ultimately crashed into the Manhattan Bridge abutment. One person died and six others were injured in the crash, four critically.

Herman, who lives in Monroe, New York, was arrested onsite and charged with seven counts of failure to yield to pedestrians.

Zero vision.

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