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Neglect at NYCHA Complex May Contribute to Apartment Accidents in Brooklyn

In order to avoid potentially serious apartment complex accidents in Brooklyn, safety advocates enlisted the help of media outlets to shine light on darkness at a NYCHA facility in Cypress Hill.

Residents had long been complaining about the lack of adequate lighting in and around the apartment complex at Cypress Hills Houses in East New York. In this case, residents were using flashlights and cell phones to navigate of hazards and protect themselves. Finally someone was able to pass this potential hazard along to a local media outlet which launched its own investigation. Reporters discovered that the exterior lighting at the facility had not been working for nearly a year-leaving residents and visitors in serious danger of slip and fall accidents. The violation is a clear case of neglect and also a violation of duty that landlords have to individuals in order to provide safety and security on their premises.

Terrifying Dog Attack in New York City Leaves Toddler Severely Injured

A four-year-old girl was seriously injured in a dog attack in the Bronx earlier this month. The girl was allegedly mauled by a pit bull that had escaped from a fenced-in enclosure at a home on Huxley Road in Riverdale. Witnesses were able to pull the dog off the girl after striking it several times with a baseball bat and then called emergency services. EMTs arrived at the scene within minutes and rushed the girl to nearby Jacobi Hospital for immediate treatment. She was admitted to the hospital and later listed in serious but stable condition.

Bus Accident in New York City Ends with Vehicle Inside Deli

A terrifying bus accident in New York earlier this month left several people injured and at least one building in need of emergency repairs. Several passengers on a Nassau Inter-County Express bus were injured when the vehicle slammed into an SUV. The driver failed to regain control of the massive vehicle before jumping the curb, crossing the sidewalk, and smashing into a storefront containing a deli full of customers.

Fatal Apartment Accident in Brooklyn Claims Life of Toddler

A two-year-old boy died late last month after falling out of a sixth-story window at an apartment complex in Brooklyn. This tragic apartment accident in New York City happened on September 25th around 11 AM at the Linden Plaza apartments on Eldert Lane in Brooklyn. Neighbors and the boy's parents were alerted by screams and EMS crews were called in immediately. They arrived within minutes and rushed the boy to nearby Brookdale Hospital but his injuries proved too severe for him to overcome.

Bicyclist Critically Injured in New York City Truck Accident

A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being run over by a garbage truck in Gowanus earlier this month. The terrifying truck accident in New York City happened on September 9th around 10 PM at the intersection of 12th Street and Third Avenue. The victim was riding an e-bike when a garbage truck making a left turn smashed into him. The victim suffered massive head trauma and was rushed to a nearby hospital by EMS workers.

Fatal Crosswalk Accident in New York City Claims Life of Elderly Woman

A woman was killed by a reckless driver last month as she was legally crossing the street at an intersection that some have dubbed a "kill zone." The crosswalk accident in New York City happened on August 10th around 9 PM at the intersection of West 15th Street and 6th Avenue in Chelsea. The victim (a 67-year-old woman) was crossing in a marked crosswalk when the driver of a pickup truck failed to yield and struck both the victim and her friend.

Man Killed in Horrific Elevator Accident in New York City

A tragic elevator accident in New York City has claimed the life of a 30-year old man. The tragedy occurred on August 22nd at a high-rise building in Manhattan when the man somehow became pinned between the car and the shaft. Details are still being uncovered by investigators but a NYPD spokesperson told media outlets that it appeared as if the man was stepping out of the elevator car on the first floor of the building when the lift suddenly plunged to the bottom of the shaft in the building's basement.

Subway Accident in New York City Leaves Worker Hospitalized

An MTA employee was seriously injured in a subway accident in New York City earlier this month. The man was working on tracks near Yankee Stadium on Friday September 6th around three in the morning when something went terribly wrong. EMTs were called to the scene and found the man suffering from severe burns. Somehow, the victim fell onto the electrified third rail that provides power to the subway trains that pass underneath the streets of NYC.

Changes to Laws May Make Getting Compensation for Sidewalk Accidents in New York City Easier

A sweeping change to a City ordinance may make it easier for victims of certain types of slip and fall sidewalk accidents in New York City to get the compensation they deserve. Currently, the responsibility of maintaining the sidewalk adjacent to a building falls to the building's owner (if the building houses four families or more). The homeowner had a legal obligation to regularly inspect and repair the adjoining sidewalk. That responsibility extended to the building's owner even if the sidewalk was damaged by trees planted by the City.

Bicycle Accident in New York City Marks a Sad Milestone

A fatal bicycle accident in New York City late last month marks a sad milestone for the city. 52-year-old Jose Alzorriz was the 19th bicyclist to die on city streets in 2019. Mr. Alzorriz was riding his bike at the intersection of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue L in the Midwood section of Brooklyn when a two-car collision caused one of the vehicles to smash into him.

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