A fatal bicycle accident in New York City claimed the life of an elderly woman earlier this month. The woman (who was reportedly in her seventies) was struck by an SUV on a stretch of East 14th street in Manhattan as the vehicle attempted to back into a parking space. The woman was alive but seriously injured and was rushed to nearby Bellevue Hospital but her injuries were too severe to overcome. She was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
Hit-and-run car accidents in New York City have reached epidemic proportions with roughly 40,000 such collisions every year. In fact, there is one fatal hit-and-run car accident in New York City every week (on average). Finally the city has realized that far too many people are being hurt and far too many of the people responsible for these horrific crashes are going unpunished. The new hit-and-run alert system will help accident victims get the justice (and the financial compensation) they deserve.
Two young girls were walking to school early on the morning of October 14th in Ozone Park when they were struck by a Chevy operated by an unnamed 55-year old driver. The girls were just a few hundred feet from their high school when the terrifying pedestrian accident in Queens occurred. The two teenagers were crossing the street near the intersection of Cross Bay Boulevard and 149th Avenue when the oncoming car crashed into them both.
A tragic car accident in Brooklyn has left one woman dead and nine other individuals injured. Eyewitnesses say the woman was trying to get into her own car at the time she was run down. The initial crash occurred on Thanksgiving Night as the suspect, Michael McBean, drove his white Mercedes into an SUV along Pennsylvania Ave. McBean then attempted to flee the scene of the accident and then struck a pedestrian in the process.
Dozens were injured in numerous car accidents in New York City earlier this month when a surprise "flash freeze" took the East Coast by storm. Moderately heavy rain combined with subzero temperatures and bare roadways to create the perfect conditions for icing. City streets and highways turned into skating rinks and emergency workers couldn't keep up with the volume of calls. In fact, over 600 callers to 911 were put on hold.
Earlier this week the New York City Department of Transportation released data showing a dramatic increase in the number of fatal car accidents involving drivers who were speeding. In 2012 there were 81 speeding-related fatalities, up from 49 such fatalities in 2011. Of all traffic deaths in the City last year, nearly 1/3 of them involved speeding.
On December 31, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. a car left an icy roadway and crashed into Jamaica Bay in Queens, NY. Pregnant 25-year old Dominique Jamison, a passenger in the car driven by Denise Finley, 32, was killed in the accident. Ms. Finley admitted drinking vodka and cranberry juice before she got behind the wheel of the vehicle. She was arrested for DUI and driving without a license.
Last week, a tragic accident left seven dead as the SUV they were traveling in fell from the Bronx River Parkway onto an isolated area of the Bronx Zoo. This was the deadliest New York City auto accident since March 2011 when a tour bus lost control and crashed, killing 14.