New bill aims to prevent injuries at NYC bus stopsPosted: Updated:
A new bill introduced is aiming to prevent people from being injured at bus stops.
Councilman Chaim Deutsch introduced a bill that would require the city to install protective bollards at all bus stops around the city. Bollards serve as extra protection for pedestrians who are gathered at a bus stop.
This comes after 10-year-old Enzo Farachio was killed at this bus stop on Sept. 10 by a driver who lost control and jumped the curb. Months later, candles and flowers still mark the spot where the little boy was killed.
Farachio's parents say they believe that if these bollards had been installed months ago, their son would still be alive, getting ready to celebrate Christmas with his family.
Councilman Deutsch is now working to get support for the bill for a hearing with City Council.
"There is no price on someone's life," said Deutsch.