Queens Boulevard gets a lot of attention as the "boulevard of death," but some of the borough's other streets are also dangerous spots for pedestrians, according to a report issued by doctors at Elmhurst Hospital Center.
Some streets pose dangers to pedestrians
They looked at 998 patients who ended up in the hospital's emergency room because they were struck by vehicles while trying to cross busy borough streets.
The team mapped the accidents and found many hot spots. Among them are the Queens Blvd. and 63rd Drive intersection and Roosevelt Ave. in the area between 64th and 69th Sts., as well as Northern Blvd. near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Galer said she was surprised to find out most of the accidents involved people between the ages of 30 and 60.
"We initially though it might be mostly school-aged students and elderly people," she said. She also thought the research would show many of the accidents took place as kids returned home from school. But the heaviest cluster was from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. They urge public awareness.