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Icy Streets Contribute to Dozens of Car Accidents in New York City

Dozens were injured in numerous car accidents in New York City earlier this month when a surprise "flash freeze" took the East Coast by storm. Moderately heavy rain combined with subzero temperatures and bare roadways to create the perfect conditions for icing. City streets and highways turned into skating rinks and emergency workers couldn't keep up with the volume of calls. In fact, over 600 callers to 911 were put on hold.

Three Residents Die in Queens Apartment Fire

An apartment fire in New York that broke out around midnight on New Year's Eve killed three family members living in an apartment in Queens. Over 100 firefighters and 25 units responded to the apartment fire in Queens. According to official reports Napoleon Michel, his wife Louise Jean-Charles, and Nadia Donnay (the couple's 37-year old cousin) all lived in the apartment.

Motorcyclists Loses Control of Bike, Kills Passenger

A tragic motorcycle accident in New York recently showcased the danger to passengers on these high-speed bikes as well. Police responded to emergency calls in the early morning hours last October near the 17th Street and Third Avenue intersection of the Gowanus Expressway only to find that both individuals involved were beyond saving. Police say that the driver, 30-year old Jose Chevere, and passenger 24-year old Jalissa Otero, were thrown from the bike when Chevere lost control. Both individuals fell approximately 35 feet onto 17th Street below.

Temp Fluctuations Cause Falling Ice and Snow Accidents in New York City

Winter presents a trying time for residents and visitors alike as rapidly fluctuating temperatures along the East Coast cause falling ice and snow accidents across New York City. It's no secret that New York is a vertical city. Skyscrapers, high-rises, and amazing architecture stretching into the skyline are what the city is known for. But those towering dangers pose a threat during winter months when snow and ice can build up on building facades and rooftops and then sheets of ice and chunks rain down upon pedestrians in Manhattan and elsewhere.

Rikers Inmate Dies after Suicide Watch Ignored

Jail abuse in New York City claimed the life of Rikers Island inmate at the turn of the New Year, potentially foreshadowing a troubling trend for the struggling jail. Rikers Island has been plagued with inmate deaths for years-usually as the result on inmate-on-inmate violence or neglect by corrections officers who have a history of jailer abuse-but one recent case is so shocking that it has civil rights advocates calling for an immediate change at the notorious jail.

Rikers Inmate Dies after Suicide Watch Ignored

Jail abuse in New York City claimed the life of Rikers Island inmate at the turn of the New Year, potentially foreshadowing a troubling trend for the struggling jail. Rikers Island has been plagued with inmate deaths for years-usually as the result on inmate-on-inmate violence or neglect by corrections officers who have a history of jailer abuse-but one recent case is so shocking that it has civil rights advocates calling for an immediate change at the notorious jail.

Man Wins $100K Award in New York Excessive Force Case

A Brooklyn man was recently awarded a $100,000 verdict as a result of a case of excessive force in New York City. 40-year old Rodger Rickettes was forcibly detained by two NYPD officers after walking between cars on the subway in Brooklyn. The officers in question pushed him to the ground and pepper sprayed him. Rickettes also suffered a broken finger as a result of the altercation. The court agreed with Rickettes and his attorney that at least one of the officers in question went too far, resulting in injuries that severely hampered the victim's ability to support himself financially.

Snow and Ice Covered Sidewalks Cost New Yorkers Millions

Accidents on snow and ice covered sidewalks across New York cost residents and visitors millions in medical expenses, lost wages and more. These treacherous surfaces are the responsibility of property owners or the City itself and legally must be cleared within a given time frame. If you slip and fall on a slippery sidewalk, the abutting property owner or the City could be held legally responsible for your injuries, medical expenses and lost wages.

Record Snowfalls Remind New Yorkers of the Dangers of Winter

This season's record snowfalls up and down the Eastern Seaboard and interior New York serve as a reminder that winter weather can make living and working in New York City treacherous at best. Several states east of the Mississippi have already recorded the most snowfall ever in November (with Upstate New York receiving up to seven feet of snow in some places) While many of the injuries and deaths this season have been caused either by roof collapses or automobile accidents on slick roadways, improperly cleared sidewalk are just as dangerous for pedestrians. In fact, snow and ice covered sidewalk accidents in New York (most typically slip and fall accidents) contribute to one of the top 10 causes of emergency room visits in the Big Apple-sprains and broken bones.

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