NEW YORK - A 13-year-old girl is in critical condition after being struck by a box truck in Brooklyn.
The girl got off an MTA bus at about 7:36 a.m. and was struck by the box truck as she crossed Avenue J and Coney Island Avenue, according to police.
The girl was rushed to Maimonides Hospital and the 35-year-old driver of the box truck remained at the scene.
Last week, also in Brooklyn, a 15-year-old girl was fatally struck by a school bus on Bedford Avenue and Avenue P.
In the wake of these incidents, calls are increasing for lawmakers in Albany to pass the Crash Victims Rights Safety Act, to help protect pedestrians all across New York.
Last year, 122 pedestrians were killed in New York City while attempting to cross the street. So far in 2022, there have been 11 pedestrian incidents.
Last week, Mayor Eric Adams announced his new plan aimed at pedestrian safety, which will include raising crosswalks, improving traffic signals, enforcing new traffic rules and making safety improvements to 1,000 intersections where the most accidents and crashes occur.