September 2017 Archives

Faulty Locks Led to Boy's Death in Queens

Earlier this month, a tragic housing complex accident in Queens ended with two generations of one family shattered by the loss of one "very good boy." The 5-year-old victim's parents had left him in the care of his grandparents while they ran a few errands. Unbeknownst to the caretakers, the boy climbed out of a third-floor window and died after falling to the ground below. A preliminary investigation concluded that faulty locks on the bathroom door directly contributed to his death.

Horrifying Bus Accident in Queens Kills 3 injures 16

A terrible bus accident in Queens that left first responders in shock killed three people injured over a dozen more. The charter bus accident occurred at 6:15 AM at the intersection of Main Street and Northern Boulevard in Flushing. Video surveillance cameras caught the horror as it unfolded.

Bicycle Accident in Manhattan Sends Woman to Hospital

A midday bicycle accident in Manhattan sent a young woman to the hospital after she was run into by a dump truck. The 27-year-old victim was riding a Citi Bike along Seventh Avenue in Midtown around 11:30 in the morning when she was struck by the truck. Witnesses who saw the collision said that the truck was attempting a right turn when it ran over the cyclists, leading investigators to believe this might be a case of a driver failing to yield.

Mother Injured by Falling Tree in Central Park Plans to Sue City

A young mother who was injured while trying to shield her three children from a falling tree in Central Park last month is planning to sue The City of New York. The city can be held liable in falling tree accidents in New York if the victim can prove that it failed in its duty to inspect the problem trees as needed and either prune dead branches, remove hazardous trees completely, or block off the area underneath so pedestrians and cyclists aren't in any harm.

Falling Tree Accident in New York Leaves Woman in Critical Condition

A woman walking her kids through the park last month was left in critical condition after a devastating falling tree accident in New York. Anne Monoky Goldman, a 39-year-old fashion editor, was strolling through Central Park with her three young children when tragedy struck. As she pushed a stroller with her two toddlers inside (and carried her 41-day old infant in a pack on her chest), a massive tree toppled onto the pathway. Anne and her children were crushed under the giant elm.

Truck Accident in New York City Caused by Driver Asleep at the Wheel

A shocking truck accident in New York City late last month has resulted in not one criminal charge being filed against a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. This isn't uncommon according to many victims of commercial truck accidents in New York City who allege their crashes aren't fully investigated by the NYPD. Often drivers either escape scot-free or the blame is at least partially shifted onto the victim.

Boating Accident on Long Island Leaves Two Young Boys Injured

Two young boys were injured in a boating accident on Long Island. The unnamed juvenile victims, both aged ten, were riding in a boat driven by 81-year-old Robert Giordano when it sideswiped a Boston Whaler about a mile offshore. Eye witness reports state that the boat which caused the crash, a 19-foot-long Monterrey, "came out of nowhere" and plowed into the Whaler which was travelling slowly through a channel near Seatuck Bay.

Jet Ski Operator Hospitalized After Boat Accident in New York City Harbor

A young man was hospitalized after being pulled unconscious from the waters near Liberty State Island shortly after the Jet Ski he was riding collided with a small boat. While the exact details of this particular boating accident in New York City are under investigation, what is clear is that the two watercrafts collided just before noon on June 25th.

Family of Rikers Island Inmate Finds Closure After 7-Year Legal Battle

A tragic case of inmate abuse in New York City has left the family members of a 24-year old inmate grieving for years. Aris Hiraldo was incarcerated in the Rikers Island jail facility in 2011 after being charged with assaulting his girlfriend. He was placed on suicide watch shortly after entering the facility because remarks he made suggested he was a danger to himself. A short time later an appointed social worker deemed the watch unnecessary and it was cancelled. Just ten days after, Hiraldo hung himself with the drawstring from his jail-issued sweatpants.

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