The advocacy group Families for Safe Streets estimates every 35 hours someone is killed in traffic in New York City.
Police insisted that officers did not strike Wong deliberately, and that when an officer pulled out a summons book and began writing a ticket, a struggle ensued.
The city currently does not post signs in an effort to deter drivers from running reds at all times. Violators caught running a light on one of the cameras are mailed a ticket.
Members of a new group called ‘Families For Safer Streets’ gathered on the steps outside of city hall on Sunday afternoon.
The NYPD on Monday was investigating how an 84-year-old Chinese immigrant, who speaks no English, suffered serious head injuries while getting a jaywalking ticket on the Upper West Side.
The NYPD has mounted a major crackdown on jaywalking and motor vehicle violations at a dangerous intersection on the Upper West Side.