According to official data from the comptroller's office, the number of playground accidents in New York is on the rise. With the summer months here, New York City playgrounds provide a readily available option for some fun in the sun, exercise, and family bonding time. However, some of the City playgrounds can prove dangerous for children.
There are plenty of opportunities to hit the waterways in and around New York City during the summer months. But boating can be hazardous. People can be injured in boating accidents in New York City without even getting wet.
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.
One of the best kept secrets about living in New York is how easy it is to escape the crowds and enjoy the outdoors. The Northeast can be paradise for those who appreciate nature and like to engage in any number of outdoor sporting activities.