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Construction Accidents on the Rise

There have been a number of construction accidents this year following 2015. There were 433 accidents in 2015 compared to 231 in 2014, according to the city’s Department of Buildings. Just last week, a part of a crane from a nearby construction site, hit the 3 World Trade Center. The weighted ball part of the […]

Don’t Cut Corners! Left-Hand Turns Are Dangerous

A study by the NYC DOT found left-hand turns can be significantly more dangerous than right hand turns. This puts runners, bikers, and walking pedestrians at a higher risk of being hit when drivers cut corners. The DOT report finds that pedestrians and bikers are killed or severely injured by left- turning vehicles at three […]

Pokemon Go Crashes

Pokemon Go players have been hurting themselves and causing injury related accidents all over the city. A man of 28 says that  he was playing the infamous game when he crashed into a police car on his way home. Shortly after the crash, the SUV driver stopped and admitted to playing Pokemon Go to the […]

Passengers Injured on a New York Waterways Ferry

More than one dozen passengers aboard a ferry from the World Financial Center were injured Saturday evening. The boat made a rough docking in Jersey City, jarring the boat, which was carrying 56 passengers. “The boat is supposed to kiss the dock and this boat kissed the dock too hard,” said a Waterway spokesman. Nine […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elderly Woman Struck by Teen Driver

Tuesday night, an elderly woman was struck by an 18-year-old motorist on the Upper West Side just blocks from her home. The driver remained at the scene and was not charged. (No word on if he will face charges some time in the future). According to the police, the pedestrian did not have the right […]

Vehicular Mayhem Filled Weekend

This past weekend was filled with a number of accidents involving different vehicles in different incidences. There were at least 4 causalities in separate accidents, 2 separate incidences involving a cyclist that was killed, another involving the passenger of a car that was struck and lastly a pedestrian who was crossing the street. The driver […]

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