August 2016 Archives

New Blog Aims to Prevent Bicycle Accidents in New York City

There's no denying that city streets are dangerous for cyclists. In spite of all the safety measures put in place, the number of bicycle accidents in New York City has not decreased. Distracted, careless, and inconsiderate automobile operators cause a majority of all bike/car accidents. These drivers should be held liable for the injuries and fatalities on the city streets.

Study Says Left Turning Traffic Causes the Most Bicycle Accidents in New York City

A new study by the NYC DOT takes a much closer look at the correlation between left turning traffic and fatal bicycle accidents in New York City. Between 2010 and 2014 there were just over 800 pedestrian and cyclists fatalities in New York. 108 of the victims were killed by left turning traffic-almost 13% of all the pedestrian and cyclists fatalities in New York.

Experts Warn of Alarming Rate of Concussions Caused by Playground Accidents in New York

After years of denial by the experts, new data shows that not only do minor falls result in concussion, those concussions often go untreated. CDC data also shows that the number of children who suffer concussion from falls related to playground accidents in New York City is on the rise.

Worker Dies in Elevator Accident in New York

A freight elevator accident in New York ended with one worker dead at a store in Manhattan. The unnamed 43-year old employee was loading merchandise into a freight elevator of the La Reguera Dominica-a discount store-on West 182nd Street in Washington Heights when something went terribly wrong.

75% of Non-Fatal Playground Accidents in New York City Happen in Public Playgrounds

Summertime is a wonderful time for parents and their children to get out of the apartment and enjoy the good weather. Playgrounds and public parks are a big part of that summertime tradition but parents need to know that these "kid-friendly" locations can cause more than scraped knees or bruises. 75% of all non-fatal playground accidents in New York City occur in public playgrounds.

Tour Bus Accident in New York City leaves 15 Injured

A group of sightseers suffered injuries after a tour bus accident in New York City this past week. The individuals were part of a group of roughly 20 people riding a double-decker tour bus through Manhattan's Upper East Side. At around 1:15 in that afternoon on July 21st, the bus driver somehow lost control and the massive vehicle veered off the road, jumped the curb, and smashed into a tree at the corner of 63rd Street and Fifth Avenue.

Young Autistic Man Dies in Pool Accident in Long Island

A young autistic man under the care of staff at a group home died earlier this week when he escaped over a fence and fell into a neighbor's in-ground swimming pool. Despite the 6-foot high fence, this tragic drowning accident in New York may have been prevented had anyone been able to get to the man sooner.

New York Apartment Accident Leaves Grandmother Injured on Sidewalk

A terrifying apartment complex accident in the Bronx left an elderly lady bleeding and struggling for her life on the sidewalk in Claremont on July 20th. The 66-year-old was sitting on the steps of her apartment complex, enjoying the afternoon with her granddaughter when several bricks fell from the building and struck her in the head. She collapsed to the sidewalk and was barely responsive-bleeding from several wounds-when rescue crews arrived.

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