September 2019 Archives

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.

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Brooklyn Results in Multiple Charges Against Teen Driver

Early last month, an 18-year-old driver was behind the wheel and caused a fatal bicycle accident in Brooklyn in which a pedestrian was also injured. Now, that teen driver is facing multiple charges stemming from the crash including several felonies and could spend a significant portion of his life behind bars.

Fatal Construction Accident in the Bronx Caused by Partial Building Collapse

A partial building collapse in the Bronx has killed one man and sent five others to hospital with serious injuries. The construction accident in New York City occurred on August 27th when a four-story building under construction along East 208th street suffered a catastrophic structural failure. The third floor of the building completely collapsed on the floors below, cause the entire structure to pancake in on itself.

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