NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has mounted a major crackdown on jaywalking and motor vehicle violations at a dangerous intersection on the Upper West Side.
As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, officers assigned to the dangerous intersection of 96th Street and Broadway have been asked to act as crossing guards. Meanwhile, a digital sign sternly warned residents to use the crowsswalks, and fliers have been handed out with rules for pedestrian safety.READ MORE: New York State Hospital Workers Must Get Vaccinated, No Testing Option, Cuomo Says; State Reviewing New CDC Mask Guidance
All this came after Samantha Lee, 26, became the third person in nine days to be killed at the intersection. Early Sunday, she was clipped by the driver’s side mirror of a St. Luke’s ambulance, police said.