December 2017 Archives

Apartment Fire in Brooklyn Sends 8 to Hospital

A terrifying apartment fire in Brooklyn injured 8 residents of a high-rise apartment building earlier this month. NYFD was called to the Marlboro Houses complex at 2250 W. 11th Street in Gravesend shortly after 2PM on December 16. A portion of the 16-story apartment building was ablaze and residents were stumbling over each other, rushing to safety.

Wrongful Arrest in New York City Results in Massive Settlement for Victim

A wrongful arrest in New York City has resulted in a multi-million-dollar settlement for a Brooklyn man convicted of murder 24 years ago. Ruddy Quezada was arrested, tried, and convicted of fatally shooting a man in Brooklyn in 1993. He recently filed two separate lawsuits against the City of New York alleging that his case was mishandled and his arrest and conviction were unjust. The City decided that rather than take the case to trial, they would settle one of the lawsuits out of court and offered Mr. Quezada $9.5 million in exchange for the last 24 years of his life.

Ferry Accident in New York City Prompts Emergency Evacuation

Dozens of passengers were forced to evacuate a ferry travelling from Lower Manhattan last month when the boat struck a submerged object imbedded in a sandbar and began taking on water. The ferry accident in New York happened just seconds after the boat pulled away from the pier at the South Street Seaport, headed toward the Rockaways.

Deadly Crosswalk Accident Leaves One Dead, One Injured

A New York City woman was killed and a man injured in a fatal crosswalk accident earlier this month. The two were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk together when they were struck by an automobile. Both victims were tossed up over the hood of the car and smashed into the windshield. The woman was killed instantly. The man suffered serious injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital.

Tour Bus Accident in Manhattan Send Three to Hospital

As NYC gears up for the Holiday Season, tour bus companies are ramping up their services to ensure all the tourists coming to the City for the decorations, shopping and the sightseeing get the full experience. Unfortunately, these massive vehicles have a history of colliding with other cars and trucks and even smashing into the sides of buildings along the crowded streets of Manhattan. Just recently a tour bus accident in Times Square sent several victims to the hospital with varying injuries.

Ferry Accident in New York City Prompts Emergency Evacuation

Dozens of passengers were forced to evacuate a ferry travelling from Lower Manhattan last month when the boat struck a submerged object imbedded in a sandbar and began taking on water. The ferry accident in New York happened just seconds after the boat pulled away from the pier at the South Street Seaport, headed toward the Rockaways.

Scaffolding Accident in New York Leaves 5 People Injured

Imagine walking down the sidewalk one moment and the next being buried under a pile of steel and wood. That's what happened to a group of pedestrians in SoHo. Indeed, the sidewalk scaffolding accident in New York City disrupted traffic (including subway trains) and left 5 people suffering from a variety of injuries earlier this week. The upset occurred when winds ripped apart a scaffolding erected in front of a building at the intersection of Broadway and Prince in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. The piping and pieces of plywood crashed into the street and covered the sidewalk, blocking traffic and injuring several pedestrians.

School Accident in the Bronx Sends Four Students to the Hospital

Chemistry experiments are an important part our children's education in school, but occasionally accidents do happen. Teachers are supposed to protect our students, keep them away from harm, and instruct them on the proper use of safety gear. That system seems to have broken down at one school in the New York. Indeed, four students were injured in a school accident in the Bronx late last month after a teacher failed to anticipate the consequences of their experiment. The students were taking part in a chemistry class when an experiment went haywire, causing a minor explosion.

9 Injured in Apartment Fire in New York City

An apartment fire in Harlem left nine people injured and dozens more temporarily homeless earlier this week. The New York City apartment fire engulfed the top floors of a 6-story building at the corner of Broadway and 144th Street. The Five Alarm blaze required over 200 firefighters to get it under control as it burned for hours.

Garbage Truck Accident in New York Leaves Man Dead

A fatal garbage truck accident in The Bronx claimed the life of a man around 5:15 on the morning of November 7th. Reports from the accident scene claim the victim was walking across the street beneath an overpass near the intersection of Jerome Ave. and East Gun Hill Rd. in the Norwood neighborhood of The Bronx. He was struck and killed by a garbage truck on its morning rounds. Rescue crews arrived within minutes but there was nothing they could do for the man.

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