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A trip to the Museum turned into a trip to the hospital

Woman was seriously injured while on her way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sunday morning with her family. The woman was injured by a falling light pole which fell after being hit by a cab. However, the driver of the cab “said he jumped the curb after another taxi cut him off.”This is not […]

Worker crushed to death by own van

A construction worker got out of his van in Central Park at around 6:40 AM (he was near East Drive and East 74th Street) to check on a mechancal issue near Loeb’s Boathouse. While he was looking at the issue, his van rolled down an incline hitting him and subsequently crushing and killing him. The […]

Penalties to increase for Construction Violations

Penalties for construction violations are expected to rise by at least 4 times the current amount. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans for an increase in fines for construction sites that have some sort of violation. In the next 90 days, the city will sweep around 1,500 construction sites looking for safety violations. This comes […]

Deadly Amtrak Crash Information

Newly released information about the fatal Amtrak train crash on May 12, 2015 does not offer much insight into what happened that day. Reports however have stated that the conductor was not on his cell phone at the time and he is still unsure of what exactly happened right before the crash. Numerous reports have […]

Snow and Ice on car roofs and winshields

Cleaning the snow and ice off one’s windshield and roof should be common sense and should in fact always be done. However here in NYC, it’s not necessarily a law and when driving after a snowstorm, a number of people only clean off part of the windshield; not all of it. In states like New […]

Construction worker falls from plagued building

A construction worker plunged as many as four stories. Despite the seriousness of his injuries, he was not killed. The building has seen its fair share of violations in the past. “The building, 34 W. 17th St., has a history of unsafe conditions. The Department of Buildings in August levied a $1,000 fine on the […]

Safer Intersections for All

Throughout the city, little “islands” are popping up between bicycle lanes and other traffic lanes in order to make this city safer for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists alike. “When DOT presented plans for a protected bike lane on Sixth Avenue, one point of contention was the design of intersections. How many intersections will get split-phase […]

Is drinking the cause of pedestrian accidents?

A new study has been published and states that a lot of the pedestrians that have been killed by drivers in the past decade have died due to the fact that they were drunk at the time. “The analysis by Alcoholic.org found 18 percent of pedestrians over age 16 who were fatally struck were boozed […]

Pedestrian accidents: Who’s to Blame?

According to an article written for the NY Post, the Spokesman for the Transport Workers Union Local 100 Pete Donahue stated how most of the time, pedestrians are actually to blame for causing these accidents. The reason for this is, because people mindlessly wander in front of cars and buses. He goes on to state, […]

Street closures due to falling sheet metal

Blocks surrounding the Sheraton New York hotel in Midtown were closed Monday following an incident which involved 2 steel panels that fell onto parked cars. 52nd through 54th Streets along 7th Avenue were closed as a precaution after the 4×8 foot steel panels crashed, possibly from the 46th floor. Fortunately no one was hurt by […]

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