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Like With Drug Addiction and Violent Crime, Young Men Fuel Traffic Deaths

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Like With Drug Addiction and Violent Crime, Young Men Fuel Traffic Deaths

New York Post August 13, 2022
Policing & Public SafetyAll

Deaths from car crashes rose dramatically during the pandemic. As with the case of other social ills, teenage and 20-something men are the main culprits.

Just before 2 am on February 28, 2022, after a night partying in upper Manhattan, Edgar Valette, 39, got into his BMW to drive two friends—Kimberly Martinez, 28, and Michael Santos, 30—home.

Careening southbound down the Henry Hudson Parkway, he lost control of his vehicle, vaulting over a barrier onto train tracks 500 feet below. The driver and passengers died.

Ten weeks later, just before midnight on May 18, 30-year-old Alwayne Hylton lost control of his own speeding BMW on the elevated Bruckner Expressway in the southwest Bronx, plummeting to the roadway below to his death.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here

Photo by rep0rter/iStock

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