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Bike Accidents Caused by Motor Vehicles

Bicycling is a healthful, inherently safe activity for tens of millions of people. However, with more than 700 bicycle accident fatalities annually, there is an obvious risk to bike riding. The number of estimated bicyclist injuries climbed to 50,000 in 2014, up from 48,000 in 2013. The six most frequent sources of bike injuries are, […]

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 […]

Double Traffic Car Crashes

Two traffic car crashes occurred Wednesday morning. A deadly motorcycle accident shut down the north tube of the Lincoln Tunnel. The tunnel was closed for four hours after the crash that killed a 23-year-old woman driving her car on the back of a motorcycle and injured the 35-year-old driving the bike. Meanwhile, on a Long […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Woman Suing FDNY and MTA after Bus Crash

A woman who was injured in the accident between a firetruck and an MTA bus is suing both the FDNY and the MTA. The woman was injured at the intersection of Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Street when the firetruck who had its lights and sirens going, went through a red light. The firetruck was on […]

Hit and Runs in NYC

In 2015 alone, there have been over 30,000 hit and run accidents in New York City. Of those, a staggering 4,000 accidents involved a personal injury of some sort (whether fatal or not). The number of accidents to property has not changed but the number of personal injury accidents where the driver has fled is […]

Does Vision Zero actually work?

Vision Zero, the recent brain-child of Mayor de Blasio has come under heavy criticism after a spike in recent fatal automobile and pedestrian accidents. There have been an alarming 11 pedestrian deaths citywide since October 31, 2015. There has been widespread criticism about the new program regarding its results and if it actually works. The […]

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