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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 […]


Hoverboard issues continue

The continuing saga of hoverboard injuries and fires has come to the point in which the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently put out a statement. The Chairman Elliot F. Kaye states, “At CPSC, our investigators and engineers continue to work diligently to find the root cause of the hoverboard fires that have occurred […]


2 BMW drivers in 2 separate accidents

Saturday saw 2 major accidents within the city. Early Saturday morning, a woman was attempting to cross the street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn when she was struck and injured. She was transported to Bellevue Hospital with severe head trauma and was listed in critical condition. The driver was attempting to pass a taxi that had stopped […]


Recent snowstorm provides stark reminders of CO poisoning dangers

As residents throughout the Northeastern U.S. attempt to dig out from the monster snowstorm that dropped several feet of snow on the region, the official death toll related to the storm continues to rise. According to ABC News, the storm-related death count currently stands at 49. From snow-shoveling induced heart attacks to motor vehicle accidents, […]


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 […]


Dole recalls pre-packaged salads

A number of people around the country have been sickened by the Listeria virus after eating Dole pre-packaged salads. “Whole genome sequencing performed on clinical isolates from all ill persons showed that the bacteria are highly genetically related to each other. All four sickened in that state have been hospitalized. Nationally, the case count by […]


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 […]


Record lows despite headlines

The last few months of 2015 were plagued with numerous hit and run fatalities as shown by numerous news outlets. At the time of the accidents it seems as if traffic related deaths are up. However, different studies and reports show otherwise. The city started keeping records of every traffic death in the city in […]


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 […]


Cough Syrup Recalls

A company is recalling two of its cough syrups due to mislabeling of the dosage cups which can lead to an accidental overdose. “The Perrigo Company is voluntarily recalling two batches of its children’s guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5 mL) and three batches of its children’s guaifenesin DM cherry liquid (100mg guaifenesin and 5mg dextromethorphan HBr/ […]


Why dietary supplements and vitamins may be hazardous to your health

Residents around the world and in New York City recently celebrated the start of a new year. For many people making, and struggling to keep, resolutions to eat better, lose weight and exercise are an annual tradition. For many, discouraged by the slow progress they are making and disappointing results, the lure of dietary supplements […]


Hit and Runs continue

The city has continued to be plagued by careless drivers. Over the weekend there were at least 2 pedestrians killed in separate accidents. However what they both have in common is the fact that the drivers left the scene after striking and killing the person. The first accident occurred Friday night in the Bronx near […]


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