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Burn Hazard Baby Monitors

Nearly 30,000 baby monitors sold at Babies R Us, Target and other retailers contain batteries that can overheat, posing a burn hazard to customers. The batteries can swell and expand, causing the battery cover to open, exposing the hot batteries. The Lorex Care ‘N’ Share baby monitor has received almost 500 reports of batteries overheating. […]


Stoned Driver Found Guilty of Murder

In 2013, a stoned driver plowed into an East Village Deli, killing one man and injuring three others. The man was high on PCP and meth as he barreled down second avenue at 80mph. The reckless driver smashed into the East Village Deli, injuring a worker who spent his final six months of his life […]


Tour Bus Crashes on the Upper East Side

At about 1:15pm Thursday afternoon at 5th Avenue and East 63rd Street, a tour bus slammed into a tree. The double decker bus was heading south on 5th Avenue when it swerved into a tree to avoid colliding a taxi. Many were injured on the top deck of the bus, including a pair of tourists […]


Tour Bus hits Tree in Central Park

A double decker bus hit a tree Thursday afternoon and injured 11 people. The cause of the accident seems to be that a yellow cab cut off the bus near Fifth Avenue and 63rd Street. The injured passengers were all transported to area hospitals and they were listed in stable condition. A number of the […]


Three People Injured After the Crane Collapse on the Tappan Zee Bridge

A large construction crane collapsed on a New York bridge Tuesday afternoon, injuring at least three people. Additional people suffered minor injuries trying to avoid colliding with the crashing crane. Emergency responders pulled two people from their cars and loaded them onto stretchers. They experienced minor injuries to their necks and lower waists. Traffic was […]


Student Killed by Drunk Off-Duty Officer

A 21-year-old student at MIT was killed Saturday by an allegedly drunk off-duty cop on a Williamsburg sidewalk. The student was walking home when the drunk officer fatally struck him and three others shortly after 3am. The officer has been known to have a history of drinking problems. He was also seen driving unsteadily just […]


“Falling Bricks”

Late Tuesday afternoon on Morris Avenue in the Claremont section of the Bronx, several bricks were thrown off an apartment building and struck a woman. The bricks fell from as high as seven stories up and left a 66-year-old grandmother injured and barely conscious as she was walking near the front for of her building. […]


Bamboozled Burglary

A man returned to his home in New Jersey Friday night to a nasty surprise. He thought his house had been burglarized, but instead, his mortgage company had hired subcontractors to break into his house to see if it was vacant. He claims that he had been in touch with his bank for a pending […]


Car Jumps Curb

On Friday afternoon, a black Mercedes was cut off by another vehicle while driving westbound on Filmore Avenue and hit a bus stop pole. The pole hit a pedestrian when the car jumped the curb. The 22-year-old women is in critical condition at a hospital near the scene. The driver of the Mercedes stayed at […]


Bicycle Accident in Brooklyn

Sunday night around 8:45pm in Brooklyn, 17-year-old Sean Ryan was struck and killed on his bike by a drunk driver. Ryan was unconscious and unresponsive when the police found him and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. Bicyclists face a higher risk […]


Man Struck on Canal Street

Just before 5am Friday morning a man was struck on Canal Street and West Broadway. The driver immediately stopped, and there is no criminality suspected. Many New Yorkers are victims of accidental morning car crashes due to the morning pandemonium that the city offers. Manhattan is a fast-paced chaotic city with roughly 3.9 million of […]


Subway Push Victim at Ease

“I just want to know why this happened to me.”- Eqwuato Amulu Last week, a 69 year old man named Eqwuato Amulu, was pushed down the stairs at the 36th street M/R subway station in Long Island. This “accidental shove” has left the victim with a fractured knee and other major injuries involving the face […]


Tuesday Night Hit and Run

Cops found a 35 year old man unconscious and unresponsive lying on the ground at Jerome Avenue in Mount Eden. According to the police, the man (who may have been intoxicated), was a victim of a Hit-and-Run Tuesday night around 10pm. The unidentified man had stepped out of a livery cab and was then struck […]


Woman Hit and Killed during Car Chase

Car chase “Cops were driving in an unmarked car and deployed their flashing lights and sirens in an attempt to pull over the BMW at 116th ave and 225th street, said NYPD Queens South Chief David Barrere. But the suspect simply sped from the scene after ramming the unmarked police car on his way out, […]


Wife of Man Killed in Father’s Day Crash has Died

The wife of the man who was killed in a 10 car pile up on Staten Island has died; she was 69 years old. Her husband was the only person to immediately die in the crash that happened on Victory Boulevard and Travis Avenue on Father’s Day of this year (June 19th). The driver was […]


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