A recent fatal accident on the Lower East Side involving a 12-year-old girl has reignited safety concerns for the problem traffic area. The accident illustrates the inherent dangers of pedestrian accidents while trying to safely navigate New York's busy streets.
Every day, countless New Yorkers get to work by taking one of the hundreds of elevators located throughout the city. These same people take it for granted that elevator travel will get them to where they are going quickly and safely - trusting that the elevators are properly designed, installed and maintained in proper working order. Unfortunately, a gruesome elevator accident last month in Manhattan illustrates just how severe - and deadly - accidents can be when elevator travel goes awry.