"Scott M. Stringer, the Manhattan borough president, and State Senator Daniel L. Squadron said on Friday that the city needed to do more to protect pedestrians in Chinatown. They said there had been 25 traffic deaths there from 1995 to 2005, more than in any other Manhattan neighborhood.
A Transportation Department spokesman, Seth Solomonow, said in an e-mail message that there had been no fatal accidents on the block of East Broadway between Market and Catherine Streets, where Thursday’s accident took place, in the last nine years and about three nonfatal pedestrian accidents a year during that time. He said that in the last 18 months, the department had installed a traffic signal and a crosswalk on the East Broadway block and sidewalk extensions in the area of the accident."
In Chinatown, Grief and Goodbyes for Two Dead Children
By CHRISTINE HAUSER and MATHEW R. WARREN
Published: January 23, 2009
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