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Good Samaritan University Hospital

Rally for Pedestrian Safety

According to Newsday, local police departments have reported at least 21 individuals have died in crashes in Suffolk and Nassau counties in the first 20 days of August. Join us at GSUH as we Rally for Pedestrian Saftey.

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Rally for Pedestrian Safety
Rally for Pedestrian Safety

Time & Location

Aug 31, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Good Samaritan University Hospital, 1000 Montauk Hwy, West Islip, NY 11795, USA

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About the Event

Presented by Catholic Health, Walk Safe Long Island, the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety, and the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council

According to Newsday, local police departments have reported at least 21 individuals have died in crashes in Suffolk and Nassau counties in the first 20 days of August. Good Samaritan University Hospital— the only Level I Trauma Center for adults on the south shore of Long Island— treated 61 pedestrians struck on our shared roadways from January to June of 2023 alone, and treated 454 struck pedestrians from 2019 to 2022. Even one pedestrian strike would be too many.

Join Catholic Health, Walk Safe Long Island, the New York Coalition for Transportation Safety (NYCTS), and the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council for an insightful forum to discuss the prevalent issues of pedestrian and cyclist injury and fatality on Long Island, and how we can best protect vulnerable road users. NYCTS’ pedestrian safety experts will answer any questions pertaining to traffic safety on Long Island after the event.

Speakers:

  • Opening Blessing | Deacon Richard Becker
  • Welcome | Ruth E. Hennessey, President, Good Samaritan University Hospital
  • Opening Remarks | Janine Logan, Vice President, Communications & Population Health, Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council; Director, Long Island Health Collaborative
  • Preventing Pedestrian Injury & Fatality on Long Island | Cynthia Brown, Executive Director, New York Coalition for Transportation Safety
  • A Physician’s Perspective | Charles Fasanya, MD, Medical Director, Trauma Services, Good Samaritan University Hospital
  • Elected Officials | Assemblyman Michael Durso, Senator Alexis Weik, Representative Andrew Garbarino

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