March 2016 Archives

Trash Truck Causes Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Manhattan

A sanitation truck caused a fatal pedestrian accident in New York City earlier this week which claimed the life of 56-year old Jodi McGrath. According to published reports, Mrs. McGrath was crossing the street at the intersection of First Avenue and East 92nd Street on the Upper East Side just after 4 AM on March 15th when a sanitation truck crashed into her. The commercial truck accident in Manhattan appeared to be relatively insignificant at first.

School Bus Accident in Brooklyn Sends Victim to Hospital

An early morning school bus accident in Brooklyn on March 11th ended with 8 people injured--one of whom was sent to the hospital for treatment. The school bus - a mini-bus with an undisclosed number of passengers on board - was crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and had just reached the Tillary Street intersection when it collided with at least one (and possibly two) other vehicles. The crash occurred just before 8 AM when thousands of young children are on their way to schools across New York City.

Wrongful Arrest Lawsuit in New York City Stems from Incident Involving 3-Year Old

A father is suing the NYPD for wrongful arrest in New York City after he was "manhandled" and detained while carrying his three-year old son at the 2015 Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center. It appears officers at the ceremony may have overreacted and used excessive force when Luther Louis-Jeune unknowingly approached an off-limits area. The situation quickly escalated and Mr. Louis-Jeune was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Those charges were subsequently dropped. Mr. Louis-Jeune has filed a false arrest lawsuit in New York City court seeking an unspecified amount of damages.

Falling Debris from Apartment facade Strikes Man on Bronx Sidewalk

New York is a very vertical city, making for eye-catching vistas and wonderful snapshots. Unfortunately, every year a number of men and women are injured--some even killed--in apartment complex accidents New York City involving debris falling from rooftops, building facades, and windows. This is a reality that one man found out as he was walking along the sidewalk in front of his home in the Bronx late last month.

Taxi Accident in New York Claims Life of 77-Year Old Pedestrian

A tragic taxi accident in Manhattan recently claimed the life of a 77-year old woman. Reports show Carol Dauplaise--well known in New York's jewelry industry--was crossing the street when she was struck and pinned underneath a livery cab in Murray Hill on the morning of February 29th. EMTs quickly arrived and rushed her to nearby Bellevue Hospital. However, her injuries were too severe and she succumbed shortly after being admitted to the ER.

Mayor Takes Steps to Prevent Future Construction Accidents in New York

After the fatal crane accident in Manhattan that killed a passerby and injured three, Mayor Bill De Blasio and Buildings Department Commissioner Rick Chandler promised stricter regulations for construction companies in light of the recent construction accidents in New York City.

Elevator Accident in Brooklyn Results in Lawsuit Against Manufacturer

Late last year a 37-year old man was killed in an elevator accident in Brooklyn. Eran Modan was exiting an elevator in East Williamsburg when the car suddenly dropped, crushing him to death. Now the homeowners association in charge of the apartment building is suing the manufacturers of the elevator, claiming their machinery doesn't meet New York City Department of Buildings safety standards.

Investigators Probe Gruesome Subway Accident in New York City

Every year dozens of subway accidents in New York City call into question the safety of the mass transit system. On February 16th, 51-year old Edward Leonard got dragged behind a moving train. Investigators are still trying to get to the bottom of this latest fatal subway accident in New York City but it appears as if Mr. Leonard was entering the F Train at Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens Station in Queens when the doors closed on him. He somehow became trapped, could not was unable to free himself, and was pulled train for 20 yards before coming to a stop.

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