An elderly man was crossing the street in The Bronx last month when he was struck by two cars. This terrifying pedestrian accident in New York City happened at around 9PM on August 31st at the intersection of Bronxdale Avenue and Barnes Avenue.
A terrible three car crash in Brooklyn claimed the life of a cyclist on July 13th. Eyewitness reports state that an out of control driver in an SUV hit the Uber car (carrying three passengers) before it careened off another car and into a bicyclist near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Dean Street. This latest bicycle accident in New York demonstrates just how vulnerable riders are even when they obey all of the traffic laws.
An early morning bus accident in New York near the George Washington Bridges sent two people to the hospital with leg injuries earlier this month. Police reports show that the jitney bus skidded off the Henry Hudson Parkway ramp in Washington Heights and careened down a snow-covered embankment, barely missing several trees, before smashing through a stone retaining wall and finally coming to a rest as the front of the bus smashed into a pair of trees. When rescue crews arrived at the bus accident in Manhattan, they found the vehicle nearly 100 feet from the roadway, suggesting that speed may have been a factor in the accident.
A bizarre manhole accident in Manhattan sent two people to people to the hospital during the early morning rush on November 17th. The odd accident occurred at the corner of East 44th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan at roughly 6:30 in the morning. A manhole owned by Con-Ed erupted just moments before a taxi cab passed over it. The explosion sent the manhole cover (which weighs as much as 300 pounds) flying through the air like a missile. The cover landed on the hood of the vehicle, totaling the taxi, and injuring both the driver and the passenger. Both injured individuals escaped the wrecked vehicle; with the help of a passerby, the passenger was forced to crawl out through the minivan's sunroof.
A shocking school bus accident in the Bronx has left a 12-year old boy critically injured. According to reports, sometime during the daily commute on October 20th, the boy (identified as A.J. Pediford) fell out of the emergency exit at the back of the bus and landed on the pavement. The boy was on his way home from New York City Children's Center when the accident occurred at the corner of East 156th Street and Courtland Avenue. A.J.'s injuries are so severe that he fell into a coma after arriving at Jacobi Hospital. The boy's father told reporters that A.J. broke a bone at the base of his skull that holds his head onto his neck.
The New York tourism industry is rocking after two sightseeing bus crashes in as many months. The shocking Times Square tour bus accident in New York City sent 14 people seeking emergency medical services with three of those listed in serious condition. This comes just days after a tour bus owned and operated by a company in Chinatown, a bus full of New Yorkers, left the road and overturned, killing two unsuspecting passengers.
A horrific New York tour bus accident in Delaware claimed the lives of two women and sent 48 more individuals to the hospital with various injuries after the vehicle rolled over on an exit ramp in New Castle. The bus, operated by Am USA Express Incorporated of New York's Chinatown, overturned after rolling down a grassy embankment, tossing 49 passengers about the cabin like rag dolls. Dr. Rob Rosenbaum (an emergency room physician at Christiana Care) reported that some individuals suffered head injuries, broken ribs, internal injuries, and fractures.
An early morning motorcycle accident in Manhattan involving an ambulance claimed the life of a 44-year old biker late last month. The accident occurred at 9:30 at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and East 97th Street on the Upper East Side when the victim's Yamaha slammed into the side of a New York-Presbyterian ambulance. The shocking motorcycle accident left witnesses in horror as the ambulance rolled over the motorcyclist, leaving his head (at least partially) under the tire.
A New York bus accident on a busy Manhattan street last month caused quite a commotion. A tour bus with 44 passengers inside went off the road after running over a pothole and smashed into scaffolding on West 41st Street. While there were no serious injuries, victims were trapped inside the bus because the scaffolding had partially collapsed over the motor coach. When emergency services arrived, they carefully extracted the passengers through the windows of the bus.
When winter hits, we're all conscious of snow and ice on the roadways, sidewalks, and stairways around the City. But did you know that snow and ice accumulation on automobiles is a major contributing factor to dangerous and even deadly motor vehicle accidents in New York every season? That's right, as the snow and ice buildup on our cars significant weight can accumulate if the debris isn't cleared. That buildup is an accident waiting to happen.