Truck accidents in New York City seem to be more common these days. Large tractor trailers race down our highways while box trucks crowd our city streets. We can't stop the wheels of commerce from turning but the congestion and danger these big trucks create is enough to put any New Yorker on edge.
The NYPD recently settled a civil rights lawsuit filed by the victim of an unnecessary pepper spray attack. Jateik Reed was filming an incident of alleged police brutality in New York City when he was sprayed in the face by one of the men, arrested on charges that were later dropped, and held against his will in a New York precinct house.
Commuters travelling along the Cross Bronx Expressway on January 13th narrowly avoided tragedy when tons of bricks broke free from the façade of a retaining wall and landed in the travel lane, narrowly missing cars. This wall collapse although not a typical example, is one of the dangers we and everyday commuters face on the roads and unsafe highways in New York City. Unfortunately, many bear the physical and emotional scars to prove it.
A new report shows that the number of fatal construction accidents in New York City has dramatically increased over the past few years as the number of building site inspections has decreased. Experts say that the lack of oversite has allowed contractors and supervisors to become lax in their duty to protect workers.
A two-year old child was rushed the hospital on January 13th suffering severe, life-threatening injuries after she fell out of a second-story window of a home in a Queens. EMTs arrived on the scene of the apartment accident in Queens to find the little one conscious and crying but bleeding from the face. She was taken to nearby Long Island Jewish Medical Center where she was listed as stable but in critical condition. While the infant is expected to make a full recovery, she will likely face lifelong disfiguring scars.
A terrifying school bus accident that sent one child to the ER with a broken leg has parents everywhere questioning the safety of the adults with whom they trust their children. The child, whose name was not released to the media, was on a bus travelling through East Brunswick New Jersey on the morning of January 16th when the bus driver failed to stop in time and rear-ended a mass transit bus.
Over 100 commuters suffered injuries earlier this month when a train on the city's Long Island Railroad collided with a safety barrier at the station. The early morning train accident in Brooklyn happened right in the middle of rush hour on Wednesday January 4th. It's estimated that the train was packed with nearly 700 people on board when something went terribly wrong.
Slippery floors are one of the leading causes of slip and fall accidents in retail locations in New York City. These types of accidents send hundreds of New Yorkers to city hospitals every year suffering from sprains, broken bones and worse. Most of these types of accidents happen in markets where debris like bits of packing material, produce, and spilled liquids are a common hazard. However, the danger is real in any public location from the coffee shop on the corner to the major supermarket or department store.
A dog attack in The Bronx has left an elderly man in the hospital fighting for his life after he defended his young grandson from the vicious animal. 72-year-old Abdul Hakim was walking with his 9-year-old grandson early last month when a dog escaped from the owner's daughter.
A deadly crash involving multiple vehicles on the Cross Bronx Expressway claimed the lives of three victims late last month. The early morning truck accident in The Bronx happened just before six on the morning of December 27th when an 18-wheel tractor-trailer stopped short to avoid running into a car ahead of it. A second big truck following close behind failed to stop in time and crushed a pickup truck between it and the first truck. The massive force of the collision pushed the first truck into the rear of a sedan-driving the car up onto the concrete median divider.