A tragic taxi accident in Manhattan recently claimed the life of a 77-year old woman. Reports show Carol Dauplaise--well known in New York's jewelry industry--was crossing the street when she was struck and pinned underneath a livery cab in Murray Hill on the morning of February 29th. EMTs quickly arrived and rushed her to nearby Bellevue Hospital. However, her injuries were too severe and she succumbed shortly after being admitted to the ER.
A shocking taxi accident in New York late last month sent one young woman to the hospital with life threatening injuries and the driver of the vehicle to jail. This is the latest example of a reckless taxi driver failing to give pedestrians the proper consideration while driving on New York City streets.
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.
A high-profile deadly taxi accident in New York claimed the life of a young golf pro and left his girlfriend in the hospital. The accident that killed 27-year old Wesley Mensing involved the popular service - Uber. Uber is a digital service that allows New Yorkers to call from an app on their smartphones or other mobile devices.
A bizarre manhole accident in Manhattan sent two people to people to the hospital during the early morning rush on November 17th. The odd accident occurred at the corner of East 44th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan at roughly 6:30 in the morning. A manhole owned by Con-Ed erupted just moments before a taxi cab passed over it. The explosion sent the manhole cover (which weighs as much as 300 pounds) flying through the air like a missile. The cover landed on the hood of the vehicle, totaling the taxi, and injuring both the driver and the passenger. Both injured individuals escaped the wrecked vehicle; with the help of a passerby, the passenger was forced to crawl out through the minivan's sunroof.
A New York City taxi accident sent an elderly pedestrian to the hospital earlier this month. The 83-year old woman was struck while walking her bicycle along a stretch of Columbus Circle. She was actually pinned under the cab until a group of bystanders banded together and lifted the vehicle-a 2012 Ford Escape hybrid SUV-off her. First responders say their quick thinking saved the woman's life.
Taxi cabs pose a significant danger to New Yorkers both on the street and off. In recent article in the New York Post, Maureen Callahan focused on taxi accidents in New York and showcased the danger these iconic vehicles pose for New Yorkers and even those visiting the City that Never Sleeps. Such dangers include distracted, unlicensed drivers and even operators under the influence. One of Callahan's colleagues even reported witnessing a cabdriver video chatting on a cellphone with family members while driving.
So far this year, the streets of New York City have proven safer for bicyclist compared to this time last season. That news may come as a shock to many especially with the increasing number of cyclists hitting the streets and tragic news stories such as the horrific tale of an accident which claimed the life of a 25-year old woman earlier this month.
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.