NY Sanitation Worker Killed in Pedestrian Accident

January 11, 2011 – North Hills, NY – According to a report from NBC New York, a New York City municipal sanitation worker was fatally struck by a car.  Angel Roldan, 39, was killed on Tuesday, December 21 while he was standing outside his place of employment, a Bronx sanitation garage. An unidentified motorist struck and killed Roldan. Police were investigating the fatal pedestrian accident with no charges against the driver expected to be filed.  Roldan, who has worked for the New York City Department of Sanitation for 11 years, is survived by his wife, Rena, who works as a traffic enforcement agent for the New York police department. In addition, he is survived by an 18-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son.  Both the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association and New York City Mayor Bloomberg offered their condolences to Roldan’s family, friends and co-workers.  According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.

To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York are:

  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
  • single-vehicle crashes;
  • rollover accidents; and
  • “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.

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