A young boy was injured in a pedestrian accident in New York City earlier last month. The victim, who has remained unnamed because he is a minor, was struck by a car in front of a building housing multiple schools in Bedford-Stuyvesant. He was apparently crossing the street in front of 70 Tompkins Avenue in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn when a car failed to stop and struck him.
A fatal truck accident in New York City late last month left one person dead and two other victims seriously injured. The accident happened on the George Washington Bridge at 2:20 on the morning of March 27th. The car in which the victims were travelling was completely destroyed in the crash. Three individuals were extracted from the twisted metal wreckage after EMTs arrived on scene. The driver of the truck fled before police arrived.
An MTA bus accident in Queens left 14 people injured including two firefighters. That accident occurred as a FDNY truck responding to a fire call struck the MTA bus in the Astoria neighborhood. Reports show that the MTA bus was travelling along Ditmars Boulevard (near the intersection with 21st Street) just after noon on June 26th when the firetruck slammed into the side of a bus.
An avoidable crosswalk accident in New York City claimed the life of 67-year-old Yuenei Wu on June 6th. Wu was crossing the street at the intersection of Eighth Avenue and 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan when the driver of a livery vehicle failed to yield the right of way. The SUV began a left turn and struck the woman. She was knocked to the ground and pinned underneath the vehicle.
A tragic car accident in the Bronx has taken the life of a 3-year-old girl. The child was walking alongside her mother (who was pushing a younger sibling in a stroller) near the intersection of east 164th Street and Gerard Avenue when she was struck by a car and killed. The Bronx car crash happened at 8 AM. Eyewitnesses say the girl was in clear view just steps behind her mother when she was killed.
A fatal truck accident in New York City has led to criminal charges against the driver. The victim, 29-year-old Heather Lough, was walking to work on April 27th when she was struck by a truck driven by 45-year-old Robert Owens. She was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition and later died from her injuries.
A terrifying bicycle accident in Brooklyn has left a young man fighting for his life. 27-year old Sean Benz was struck by not one but two vehicles while riding his bicycle between Bedford and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn on October 21st. Shockingly, both drivers simply drove away from the scene, leaving Mr. Benz lying on the pavement with 15 broken ribs, a dislocated hip, a broken arm, and broken collar bone.
An afternoon bike ride turned tragic for one young man early this month. The bicycle accident in Queens occurred as the unnamed 34-year old man was riding near the intersection of 114th Street and 34th Avenue on September 3rd. He was struck by a motorist near the entrance ramp to Grand Central Parkway and thrown from his bicycle, suffering life-threatening injuries.
A driver delivering produce to the Hunts Point Produce Market was killed in a truck accident in the Bronx early on the morning of August 30th. The man, 63-year old Hussain Abbas, had parked his vehicle and exited an instant before he was struck by an 18-wheel tractor-trailer which was backing up. EMS arrived on scene immediately and took the injured man to Lincoln Hospital. It's unclear if Mr. Abbas actually ended up beneath the vehicle or he was simply struck and fell down but reports show he was suffering from "severe body trauma." Doctors were unable to save his life.
Motorcyclists are almost 30 times more likely to die in collision than people driving or riding in automobiles. The riders are exposed and, open to the elements and it is this freedom that attracts many people to motorcycling.