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Elevator Company Sued for Damages after Fatal Accident

On October 2nd a man was crushed and killed by the elevator while exiting it. The makers of the elevator are being sued by the Cobble Hill Homeowner’s Association. They “filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against Global Tardif Manufacturing Group, Leroy-Somer Motors and Drives, and Warner Brakes. They make produce a lift […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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