An elderly man was crossing the street in The Bronx last month when he was struck by two cars. This terrifying pedestrian accident in New York City happened at around 9PM on August 31st at the intersection of Bronxdale Avenue and Barnes Avenue.
A bicycle accident in New York City has investigators searching for answers. On Wednesday August 31st a bicyclist was travelling along Sixth Avenue in Park Slope when he was struck and severely injured by a 25-year old motorist. While the driver of the automobile says the bicyclists veered in front of him, at least one eyewitness says that the cyclist was not at fault.
A construction worker was injured in a scaffolding accident in Manhattan earlier this month while working on the façade of a building in Midtown. The worker fell multiple stories from the scaffolding erected at the site. The accident occurred just before ten in the morning and rescue crews arrived within minutes. Although the injured worker landed on a safety net high up on the building, rescue workers were eventually able to lower him to the 15th floor of the building and carry him down from there.
Most of the fatal bus accidents in New York City victims are pedestrians and bicyclists who are struck and injured or killed because the drivers of these multi-ton vehicles simply don't see them. However, as one chaotic bus accident in Newark demonstrates, even passengers on public transportation are not immune.
Every time a New Yorker walks down a city street, there is danger lurking above them because of the danger of falling debris and objects (like air conditioners and bricks). Age and disrepair are the root cause of these potential disasters. A recent sidewalk accident in Manhattan showcased that danger.
The City Council voted through three bills designed to decrease the amount of excessive force violations in New York City last month. In an overwhelming show of support for victims' rights, the council voted 40 to 4 in favor of passing these three bills to be signed into law. These bills will allow the public and civil institutions better access to information concerning cases of excessive force in New York City-an important step toward rooting out the problem.
A fatal bicycle accident in Queens earlier this month stole the life of a beloved 78-year old man. Michael Schenkman was an avid cyclist and despite his advanced age rode his bicycle nearly 20 miles on a daily basis. He was bicycling east along Northern Boulevard in Queens on Wednesday August 24th when he was struck from behind by a motorist and dragged approximately 25 feet. Rescue crews were unable to resuscitate him and Mr. Schenkman, who had just gotten marred this spring, passed away at the scene.
Police reports show Mr. Schenkman was following the rules of the road, merging into the left lane, when a Chevrolet Impala driven by an unidentified 25-year old male collided with him. Gruesome photos from the accident scene show the windshield of the Impala shattered and caved in from where Mr. Schenkman's body crashed into it. His helmet lay on the ground.
There's no denying that city streets are dangerous for cyclists. In spite of all the safety measures put in place, the number of bicycle accidents in New York City has not decreased. Distracted, careless, and inconsiderate automobile operators cause a majority of all bike/car accidents. These drivers should be held liable for the injuries and fatalities on the city streets.
A new study by the NYC DOT takes a much closer look at the correlation between left turning traffic and fatal bicycle accidents in New York City. Between 2010 and 2014 there were just over 800 pedestrian and cyclists fatalities in New York. 108 of the victims were killed by left turning traffic-almost 13% of all the pedestrian and cyclists fatalities in New York.
After years of denial by the experts, new data shows that not only do minor falls result in concussion, those concussions often go untreated. CDC data also shows that the number of children who suffer concussion from falls related to playground accidents in New York City is on the rise.