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Mother Injured by Falling Tree in Central Park Plans to Sue City

A young mother who was injured while trying to shield her three children from a falling tree in Central Park last month is planning to sue The City of New York. The city can be held liable in falling tree accidents in New York if the victim can prove that it failed in its duty to inspect the problem trees as needed and either prune dead branches, remove hazardous trees completely, or block off the area underneath so pedestrians and cyclists aren't in any harm.

Falling Tree Accident in New York Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

A woman walking her kids through the park last month was left in critical condition after a devastating falling tree accident in New York. Anne Monoky Goldman, a 39-year-old fashion editor, was strolling through Central Park with her three young children when tragedy struck. As she pushed a stroller with her two toddlers inside (and carried her 41-day old infant in a pack on her chest), a massive tree toppled onto the pathway. Anne and her children were crushed under the giant elm.

Truck Accident in New York City Caused by Driver Asleep at the Wheel

A shocking truck accident in New York City late last month has resulted in not one criminal charge being filed against a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. This isn't uncommon according to many victims of commercial truck accidents in New York City who allege their crashes aren't fully investigated by the NYPD. Often drivers either escape scot-free or the blame is at least partially shifted onto the victim.

Boating Accident on Long Island Leaves Two Young Boys Injured

Two young boys were injured in a boating accident on Long Island. The unnamed juvenile victims, both aged ten, were riding in a boat driven by 81-year-old Robert Giordano when it sideswiped a Boston Whaler about a mile offshore. Eye witness reports state that the boat which caused the crash, a 19-foot-long Monterrey, "came out of nowhere" and plowed into the Whaler which was travelling slowly through a channel near Seatuck Bay.

Jet Ski Operator Hospitalized After Boat Accident in New York City Harbor

A young man was hospitalized after being pulled unconscious from the waters near Liberty State Island shortly after the Jet Ski he was riding collided with a small boat. While the exact details of this particular boating accident in New York City are under investigation, what is clear is that the two watercrafts collided just before noon on June 25th.

Family of Rikers Island Inmate Finds Closure After 7-Year Legal Battle

A tragic case of inmate abuse in New York City has left the family members of a 24-year old inmate grieving for years. Aris Hiraldo was incarcerated in the Rikers Island jail facility in 2011 after being charged with assaulting his girlfriend. He was placed on suicide watch shortly after entering the facility because remarks he made suggested he was a danger to himself. A short time later an appointed social worker deemed the watch unnecessary and it was cancelled. Just ten days after, Hiraldo hung himself with the drawstring from his jail-issued sweatpants.

Bicycle Accidents in New York City Cost More Than You Think

Every year there are thousands of minor bicycle accidents in New York City and hundreds more that are serious enough to leave victims suffering serious and life-threatening injuries. Sadly every year an average of 15 people are killed in collisions with automobiles while riding their bikes in our city.

Terrifying Boating Accident in Long Island Claims 12-Year Old Victim

A 12-year old boy was killed in a boating accident in Long Island at a popular sailing club earlier this month. The unnamed victim was at the sailing club in Northport Harbor for a lesson. During a "Man Overboard" drill the sailboat was intentionally capsized. Two other boys stayed with the swamped boat but the victim was pulled into a Rigid Inflatable Boat operated by an 18-year-old instructor. At some point the boat accelerated quickly and the victim fell overboard. He became entangled with the propeller of the small craft's outboard motor.

Ferry Accident in New York City Injuries 30 Passengers

A ferry accident in New York City left 30 passengers suffering from a variety of injuries ranging from scrapes and bruises to more serious conditions requiring hospitalization late last month. The victims were tossed to the decks and bounced off interior supports when the New York Water Taxi smashed into a pier on the West Side of Manhattan on July 28th. FDNY responders reported that none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening but several individuals were treated and released and while more were transported to a nearby hospital.

Garbage Truck Causes Fatal Bicycle Accident in New York City

Police are scrambling to locate a driver after a bicyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident involving a garbage truck earlier this week. The 27-year-old victim, identified as Neftaly Ramirez, was struck by a garbage truck near the intersection of Noble Street as he rode his bike down Franklin Street in Brooklyn. Investigators tracking this latest fatal bicycle accident in Brooklyn are considering the possibility that the driver didn't even know he had struck the bicyclist.

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