It turns out that motorists hitting stationary objects — houses, stores, power lines, bridges — is exceedingly common in Louisville and across the country.
Krystyna Iwanowicz was crossing the street with a walker when Joseph Zayats hit her with a Jeep SUV and left her to die.
Gelacio Reyes was riding home from work when he was struck by Cristian Guiracocha, who was charged with DWI and tampering with an ignition interlock.
The intersection where Skylar was struck has not been identified by the city as a priority under the Vision Zero initiative, but conditions there invite drivers to take turns at dangerous speeds.
Of 21 pedestrians killed in traffic on NYC streets this year, 10 of them -- 48 percent -- were 65 or older. The toll during the first two months of 2017 highlights a longstanding fact: NYC seniors are especially vulnerable to traffic violence.