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Elected Officials Urge Safety Improvements on Delancey | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
An update on yesterday's fatal accident on Delancey Street. As we reported (here and here), a pedestrian was struck and killed around 4am as he was crossing the street (near Essex). The body was not moved for several hours, creating a gruesome scene during the morning rush hour. Now our elected officials are speaking out about the pedestrian dangers on Delancey. Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Daniel Squadron and City Councilmember Margaret Chin released the following statement: (Yesterday's) deadly crash at Essex and Delancey Streets is a tragedy, but not unexpected. According to the NYS Department of Transportation, there have been more than 80 crashes at this exact location over a 10-year period. A 2006 report by the Manhattan Borough President’s Office found this intersection to be the most congested in the borough. That’s why we have called on the New York City Department of Transportation to implement red light cameras and other pedestrian safety