Fatal Brooklyn Crash May Result in a New NY Safety Law

Posted on Jun 13, 2011

On May 12, 2011 4-year-old Moses Englender was riding his tricycle on Heyward Street in Brooklyn when he was hit by a delivery truck and killed. According to police, the truck driver did not see the little boy prior to the deadly crash because Moses was so small and low to the ground and the truck driver was high in the cab of his vehicle.

This tragic Brooklyn accident has renewed calls by politicians, including Mayor Bloomberg, for laws that would require trucks to be equipped with a device known as a crossover mirror. A crossover mirror, which is currently required for school buses, allows a truck driver to see the pavement in front of him and, hopefully, to avoid accidents such as the one that took the life of Moses Englender.

Each crossover mirror costs approximately $100. Proposals to require crossover mirrors on New York trucks have failed in the past. However, there is hope that images from the scene of the May 12 fatal crash will allow Brooklyn legislators such as State Senator Martin Golden and Assemblywoman Joan Millman to get a new law passed in New York that may prevent future New York accidents.

We extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Moses Englender following this tragic Brooklyn truck accident.

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