NEW YORK (WPIX)—A 16-mile stretch of Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County has topped the list of the region's most dangerous roads for pedestrians for the third straight year.
Twelve people were run down by vehicles and killed on the road between 2007 and 2009, according to the annual report compiled by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.
The group advocates for safety measures for pedestrians and bicyclists, while urging alternatives to automobiles.
Most of the pedestrians died trying to cross the Turnpike, also known as SR-24, in Elmont, Franklin Square and Hempstead
Manhattan's Broadway climbed to second place in the most recent survey, from seventh place between 2006 and 2008. Eleven people lost their lives trying to cross famed thoroughfare.
The group's website points out that all but one of the Broadway fatalities happened in Northern Manhattan. None were in locations closed to vehicular traffic under the New York City Department of Transportation's Green Light for Midtown project.
Rounding out the top five:
Third place went to Burlington Pike (US-130) in Burlington County, New Jersey, where there were 10 deaths.
Sunrise Highway (SR-27) in Suffolk, County, Long Island came with fourth, with pedestrians killed.
Three routes tied for fifth place.
Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, Seventh Avenue in Manhattan and the Henry Hudson Parkway/West Street, each took the lives of 8 pedestrians.