August 2018 Archives

Fire Code Violations Contributed to Deadly Apartment Fire

Investigators, digging into an apartment fire that killed five children in New Jersey earlier this month, discovered over a dozen building and fire code violations, including blocked fire escapes. While the blaze happened across the border in New Jersey, similar fire code violations can be found almost anywhere in our city and could very well contribute to deadly apartment fires in New York City.

Scaffolding Accident in Manhattan Kills One Man

A deadly scaffolding accident in New York has killed a construction worker at a Manhattan dormitory. The fatal construction accident in Morningside Heights happened on the morning of July 12th. Details surrounding the accident weren't immediately made public but apparently one man was struck in the head and killed by a large piece of scaffolding which broke free from a structure overhead.

Bicycle Accident in Brooklyn Leaves Victim in Critical Condition

A bicycle accident in Bushwick left one woman in critical condition earlier this month. The 25-year-old victim was riding along Evergreen Avenue in Brooklyn when she was struck by a city sanitation truck. Reports from the scene of the accident state that the driver of the truck did not stop and "fled the scene." However, NYPD investigators are trying to assess whether or not the driver even knew he struck a bicyclists.

Two Men Claim False Arrest in New York City After NYPD Bust

Two men were taken into police custody earlier this month after NYPD officers stopped them on the street in Harlem. The men are now claiming false arrest in New York City, stating that the police were acting solely on the color of their clothing with nothing else to go on.

Bizarre Bus Accident Leaves on Injured and Several Passengers Stranded

You see them every day in NYC-tour buses, sightseeing buses, MTA public transportation buses. And while bus accidents in New York City are seemingly becoming more common, most involve collisions with other vehicles (including other buses). But a bizarre bus accident on the New Jersey Turnpike shows just how dangerous riding these massive motor coaches can be.

Kids Can't Swim Well Enough to Save Themselves from Drowning Accidents in New York City

The risk of drowning accidents in New York City doesn't revolve completely around the swimmer's ability. There are other risk factors (including weather and tide conditions, motorboat proximity, an on-duty lifeguard's vigilance and training). However, a person's ability to stay afloat is the chief factor in determining individual risk of severe injury or death in the water.

Deadly Bicycle Accident in Astoria Leaves 22-Year-Old Dead

A young woman was killed earlier this month when she was struck by a van while riding her bicycle along 35th Street in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens. Reports from the scene of this deadly bicycle accident in New York City show that the victim was riding in a marked bike lane when she was struck by a large van around 11PM.

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