Every time a New Yorker walks down a city street, there is danger lurking above them because of the danger of falling debris and objects (like air conditioners and bricks). Age and disrepair are the root cause of these potential disasters. A recent sidewalk accident in Manhattan showcased that danger.
A sanitation truck caused a fatal pedestrian accident in New York City earlier this week which claimed the life of 56-year old Jodi McGrath. According to published reports, Mrs. McGrath was crossing the street at the intersection of First Avenue and East 92nd Street on the Upper East Side just after 4 AM on March 15th when a sanitation truck crashed into her. The commercial truck accident in Manhattan appeared to be relatively insignificant at first.
A tragic truck accident in New York City has claimed the life of a young woman in town for the weekend. 48-year old Elise Lachowyn was in New York for the North American International Toy fair when she was struck and killed by a dump truck while crossing the street. The accident occurred along 11th Avenue near West 37th Street at roughly 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday February 15th.
A heartbreaking accident in the Upper West Side which claimed the life of a cherished toddler last month appears to be the result of at least one building code violation in New York. Greta Greene, a vibrant two-year old, was struck by falling bricks in Manhattan while sitting on a bench with her grandmother.
A 12-year old girl suffered a traumatic experience just last month. She fell over 30 feet down an elevator shaft in Manhattan. Samaritans at the scene told reporters she was lying motionless on her back at the bottom of the shaft and the elevator was immediately taken out of service to avoid crushing the little girl. The Manhattan elevator accident was the first of its kind this year and though the girl suffered numerous injuries, she survived the fall and is recovering from her ordeal.
A 46-year old Manhattan resident was the second individual to drown in as many weeks at a popular New York summertime destination. Bear Mountain State Park is home to Hessian Lake, a lake which has claimed the lives of two New York City natives in the last month in spite of being "off limits" to swimmers.
You don't normally associate boating accidents with New York City. Usually, when you think of accidents in the Big Apple, pedestrian or auto accidents come to mind. However, there are more than 22,000 boats registered in the Five Burroughs of New York City. Most are privately owned pleasure craft but there are also a large number of commercial boats as well (cargo ships, ferries, and tour boats).
A 30-year-old worker was killed in a construction crane accident in Manhattan, during which a crane collapsed. Another worker was hospitalized for a leg injury, and three were treated for minor injuries, including shortness of breath.
A taxi-cab and a Metro Transit Authority bus suffered a terrifying collision on Wednesday. The Manhattan auto accident occurred on Broadway and West 66th Street, much to the horrified astonishment of passengers and onlookers. Three injured people - the taxi driver, a taxi passenger and the bus driver - were taken to a nearby New York hospital.