Pair of NY Pedestrians Are Killed
Two New York State pedestrians were struck and killed by vehicles in separate incidents within a 24-hour period.
One of the victims was an elderly man who was run over by a farm tractor December 3 while crossing a dimly lit rural road.
The other fatality was a woman hit by a car early the next morning while walking along a road in suburban Rochester.
Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are hit by motor vehicles on New York roads and highways.
Following is from The Wall Street Journal story on the tractor tragedy:
Authorities say a 66-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a tractor while crossing a rural western New York road.
The Erie County Sheriff’s Office tells local media outlets that Kenneth Gliss was hit by the vehicle around 5:10 PM Monday while crossing a poorly lit section of road near his home in the town of Elma, just east of Buffalo.
Deputies say the International Harvester tractor was driven by a 50-year-old man.
And here is an excerpt from the Journal’s coverage of the walker’s death:
Officials say a woman has died after she was hit by a car while walking on a suburban Rochester road.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office tells local media outlets that the woman was wearing dark clothing when she was hit around 6 AM Tuesday while walking on Lehigh Station Road in the town of Henrietta, just south of Rochester.
Deputies say she was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the car hasn’t been ticketed.
The Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/article/APe55faef5eb5143ba813c9496d56c4708.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTAPHeadlines