The summer of 2021 was the deadliest summer for traffic-related fatalities on the streets of Brooklyn since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014. 

Fueled in part by an influx in speeding and car ownership during the pandemic, an increasing number of New Yorker’s are dying at the hands of drivers — and Kings County is no exception, with more fatalities so far this year than all twelve months of 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020. 

Tragic pedestrian deaths, such as the killing of 3-month-old Apolline Mong-Gullemin by a recidivist reckless driver in Clinton Hill, have grabbed headlines, while advocates have accused de Blasio of falling asleep at the wheel on his signature Vision Zero, a road safety initiative that he’s championed throughout his tenure. 

Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal crash on 16th Avenue and 85th Street Friday morning, Aug. 27. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC

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