May 2015 Archives

Elevator Accident in New York Claims the Life of a Worker in Manhattan

A tragic elevator accident in New York City has claimed the life of an elevator contracting company employee at the half-built Riu Hotel in Manhattan at 301 W. 46th St. near Eighth Ave. The man, identified as Christian Ginesi, plummeted from the 24th floor when the elevator he was working on stalled. Reports from eyewitnesses on the scene say Ginesi tried to jump from the elevator to safety but slipped and fell down the shaft.

17-Year Old Girl Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Long Island

A terrible pedestrian accident in Long Island has claimed the life of a young 17-year old girl. Shakira Wilson was walking along Long Island Avenue near Pearsall Avenue when a Lexus SUV strayed from the roadway and struck her. She suffered serious head trauma and was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital minutes after rescue crews arrived. She failed to recover and passed away due to her injuries shortly thereafter.

Taxi Accident in Brooklyn Leaves truck Driver Dead

A tragic taxi accident in Brooklyn late last month left the driver of a delivery truck dead. The accident occurred at the corner of Nostrand and Flushing Avenues when a green cab and a Daily News delivery vehicle collided. The truck was headed southbound on Nostrand Avenue, making a right turn onto Flushing when the taxi cab entered the intersection and struck the truck at high speed. The truck rolled over from the force of the blow, ejecting the driver.

Construction Accident in Brooklyn Claims the life of 50-Year Old Worker

A construction accident in Brooklyn has claimed the life of a 50-year old worker in Brighton Beach. The man fell six stories (though some reports say only four) from the top of a building under construction at 360 Neptune Avenue. He was declared dead at the scene and an investigation into the accident was immediately begun.

Elderly Man Left in Critical Condition After hit and Run Bicycle Accident in Queens

A bicycle accident in Queens left an 88-year old man known as "Mohammed" in critical condition after a hit and run driver struck him while he was riding his bicycle along 131st Street. The elderly gentleman was riding his mountain bike down the street, as he often did, as part of his regular exercise routine. However, witnesses say that a blue sedan trying to pass the bicyclist struck him then drove off.

Viral Video Embarrasses the MTA into Action

Every year dozens of people are injured in staircase accidents in New York, some of them seriously. One common place for these accidents is in subway stations. The surfaces can be difficult to navigate-due to poor lighting, improper maintenance and disrepair. Recently, one video that went viral highlighted the danger of one particular stairwell at the Sunset Park Station on 36th Street.

Sidewalk Accident in New York Injures Young Man

Just last week a young man was injured in a bizarre sidewalk accident in New York. The 20-year old was crossing the street in Buffalo, New York when the ground opened up beneath him and swallowed him whole. The three-foot wide hole appeared without notice in the middle of the street and the man had no time to react. Though relatively narrow, the whole was reportedly deep and the young man suffered unspecified injuries in the fall. He was taken to a nearby hospital and later discharged to continue recovery at home.

Distracted Driving Accidents in New York A Major Concern

Distracted driving accidents in New York have become a major concern for motorists, pedestrians, and policy makers alike. The NYPD has released statistics showing that nearly 1/3 of all auto accidents in New York City are caused by distracted drivers. That number showcases a huge danger on New York City streets.

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