Drunk drivers have been taking lives at the rate of 17,000 each year for decades. Those who survive are often left with serious, debilitating injuries. Such was the case recently when a woman who tested well over the limit hit a New York cabbie.
A crane accident at the construction site of the new World Trade Center last month highlights the dangers construction workers face each day. While the damage turned out to be minimal, and a single worker received minor injuries, it could have been much worse.
Two recent accidents illustrate the dangers pedestrians in New York City have to deal with on a daily basis. Within a single 24-hour period, two pedestrians were killed in separate New York City bus accidents.