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Advocates shame de Blasio with ‘ghost’ strollers after infant killed

Secure streets advocates positioned white-painted strollers exterior Metropolis Corridor on Tuesday to demand motion from Mayor Invoice de Blasio after a 3-month-old lady died after a hit-and-run driver going the fallacious approach precipitated a multi-car wreck in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

The eight “ghost” strollers mimic the white “ghost bike” memorials that bike advocates place at places within the metropolis the place cyclists died in visitors.

“Mayor de Blasio is failing,” Transportation Alternate options Govt Director Danny Harris mentioned throughout a press convention with the strollers, which mimic white “ghost bike” memorials that bike advocates place at places within the metropolis the place cyclists died in visitors.

“Mayor de Blasio, New Yorkers are dying in your streets. We’d like you to behave now — at this time. There may be no extra excuses, no extra statements, no extra failed guarantees.”

Ghost Strollers outside City Hall on Sept. 14, 2021.
“Ghost strollers” exterior Metropolis Corridor on Sept. 14, 2021.
Paul Martinka
Left: Hit & run driver Tyrik Mott, Sunday, September 12, 2021 Right: Cops check out stroller at scene where two cars collided with each other injuring a woman and a 3 month old baby in a stroller at the intersection of Vanderbilt and Gates Aves. In Brooklyn, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. One of two people who fled from the scene was arrested a few blocks from the scene and another fled in the subway. The 3 month old child was transported to Brooklyn Hospital unconscious.
Left: Hit & run driver Tyrik Mott, Sunday, September 12, 2021 Proper: Cops take a look at stroller at scene the place two vehicles collided with one another injuring a girl and a 3 month previous child in a stroller on the intersection of Vanderbilt and Gates Aves. In Brooklyn, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. Considered one of two individuals who fled from the scene was arrested a number of blocks from the scene and one other fled within the subway. The three month previous youngster was transported to Brooklyn Hospital unconscious.
Paul Martinka; Robert Mecea

“The place’s the motion? The place’s the urgency?” Harris requested, bemoaning that advocates “have to face right here, time after time” listening to “empty guarantees.”

Harris additionally admonished de Blasio for failing to arrange town’s Reckless Automobile Abatement Program, which requires reckless drivers to attend a secure driving class and would doubtlessly impound their vehicles. No lessons have been held, in response to Metropolis Corridor.

Tyrik Mott — who faces costs for going the fallacious approach down Gates Avenue earlier than crashing into one other automobile that hit the 3-month-old and her mom — nonetheless had his license on the time of the crash even after his automobile racked up 160 visitors violations, together with greater than 90 for rushing in metropolis college zones.

Left: Hit & run driver Tyrik Mott, Sunday, September 12, 2021 Right: Cops check out stroller at scene where two cars collided with each other injuring a woman and a 3 month old baby in a stroller at the intersection of Vanderbilt and Gates Aves. In Brooklyn, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. One of two people who fled from the scene was arrested a few blocks from the scene and another fled in the subway. The 3 month old child was transported to Brooklyn Hospital unconscious.
Tyrik Mott, left, was arrested on Sept. 12, 2021. Cops, proper, on the scene of the crash that killed a 3-month-old lady on Sept. 11, 2021.
Paul Martinka; Robert Mecea

Talking at his each day press convention shortly after the “ghost stroller” demonstration, de Blasio mentioned he this system is “one thing that I consider in essentially” and that he was unsure why it had but to launch.

“I wish to get clearer solutions on that too,” Hizzoner mentioned in response to questions on this system. “I wish to discover out why this didn’t occur on a well timed foundation after which offer you a pointy clear reply. I’m a powerful believer in additional stringent penalties.”

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