New York Personal Injury Blog

Pedestrian Accident on Long Island Send Three Children to Hospital

A terrifying pedestrian accident in New York City last month sent three young boys to the hospital with severe injuries. The kids were crossing the street in the Lindenhurst neighborhood of Long Island when they were struck by a sedan driven by a 20-year-old man. The three boys (ages 13, 12, and 9) were rushed to nearby Good Samaritan hospital and listed in serious, critical, and serious condition, respectively.

Although the driver not immediately arrested or charged with any crime, his vehicle was impounded for a safety check.

Bicycle Accident in Queens Leaves Victim in Critical Condition

A serious bicycle accident in Queens has resulted in critical, life-threatening injuries for one cyclist just hours after two crashes that bumped the number of fatal bicycle accidents in New York City to 17. A rider was struck directly by an SUV while pedaling across Jamaica Avenue, near Woodhaven Boulevard, on July 24th. When EMTs arrived, they found the victim sprawled out on the pavement, bleeding from multiple lacerations. The driver of the Nissan Rogue that struck the cyclist had stayed at the scene and reportedly cooperated with police investigators.

Brooklyn Boy Dies in Drowning Accident at a Waterpark

A terribly drowning accident has claimed the life of a nine-year-old Brooklyn boy. The child was on a camp trip with a group of others and adult supervisors from Belzer Talmud Torah when tragedy struck. The group had traveled to a waterpark in New Jersey for a fun summer outing with several other groups. Somehow the nine-year-old drowned in this very public place with hundreds of people around and paid lifeguards on duty.

Two Fatal Bicycle Accidents in New York City on the Same Day

Two bicycle accidents in New York have claimed the lives of a pair of riders, bringing the total number of cyclists killed on city streets this year to 17. That number is far higher than the number of people killed on bicycles during this same period last year and puts NYC on pace to make 2019 a trend-shattering year for tragic bicycle accidents. This even as the city spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on seemingly ineffectual safety improvements.

Jet Skis and Other Personal Watercraft Caused Serious Boating Accidents in New York City Every Year

When we think of boating accidents in New York City, we often picture fast pleasure craft smashing into debris and obstacles in the river or massive tankers and other commercial craft crowding out much smaller boats. But one danger on the rivers and waterways surrounding New York City often goes unnoticed-until it's too late. Personal watercraft (Jet Skis, Sea-Doos, and other high-powered craft) zip along these waterways at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour, endangering not only the riders but also innocent victims out for a fun day of recreation in the hot summer sun.

Lawsuit to Prevent Staircase Injuries in New York City Makes It Past First Hurdle

A lawsuit filed by a nonprofit agency against the MTA can proceed according to the ruling of a judge in the New York State Supreme Court in June of this year. This lawsuit was filed against the MTA on behalf of disabled individuals with limited mobility who literally risk life and limb to access the MTA's subways system in New York City. The suit claims that the City's failure to provide access to the underground dramatically increases the risk (and real life incidents) of staircase accidents in New York City.

Less than 25% of the 472 subway stations are considered accessible for individuals who cannot use or find using stairs difficult. The lawsuit claims that this engineering flaw and the failure to correct it is in direct conflict with the New York City Human Rights Law and a clear case of discrimination.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in New York is the 15th Such this Year

A Citi Bike rider was killed in a fatal bicycle accident in New York City earlier last month when an overland freight hauler ran over him on a busy stretch of street in Hudson Yards. The 74-year-old man was rushed to nearby Bellevue Hospital with what appeared to be severe but survivable injuries-including a partially severed leg-but he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The driver of the UPS freight truck stayed at the scene of the crash and cooperated with police officers investigating the crash.

Near-Drowning Accident in New York City Leaves One Hospitalized

A drowning accident in New York City earlier this month highlights the dangers of apartment complex pools in the hot summer sun.

On Monday, July 8th, the FDNY rushed to an apartment complex in Riverdale earlier this month after they received a call that victim had drowned in the swimming pool there. Thankfully, rescuers were able to stabilize and rush the victim to Montefiore Medical Center who was listed in critical condition.

Collision Between Cruiser and Bicycle Has Many Claiming Excessive Force

The cry of excessive force is nothing new here in New York but in an era when the NYPD is trying to put on a new public face and the mayor is pressing for dramatically reduced traffic accidents, you wouldn't think that an officer of the law would stop a fleeing bicyclist by ramming them with their patrol vehicle. However, according to at least one witness report, that's exactly what happened in the East Village earlier this month. Now, some are accusing the officer in question of perpetrating yet another case of excessive force in New York City.

Elderly Man Killed in Collision in Harlem

A 64-year-old man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Harlem earlier this month when a multi-car pileup at an intersection created chaos along Frederick Douglass Boulevard. According to accident reconstruction from multiple eyewitness accounts, a black livery cab was heading down the street when it collided with the victim-who was crossing at the time with the aid of a cane. The man was tossed through the air and landed several feet away. The cab then continued further down the street and crashed into at least one other vehicle.

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