Thousands of pedestrians and cyclists are killed or injured by automobiles in New York City each and every year, but drivers rarely if ever face serious consequences.
Two people were killed by Long Island Rail Road commuter trains in separate incidents Saturday, according to a published report.
New York motorists are advised to think twice before texting and driving, as tough new regulations go into effect Saturday in New York State.
Another person was struck and killed on a subway train Friday night, bringing the total number of subway accidents up to five for just this week.
State police in Connecticut are investigating two fatal accidents that happened just after the start of the holiday weekend.
Residents and local lawmakers demanded changes at a deadly off-ramp in Queens after two separate accidents in the past two weeks left two people dead.