Just beyond the eastern edge of New York City, the Northern State Parkway begins its winding way across Long Island. Earlier this week, a 25-year-old woman trying to elude police went in the wrong direction on the highway in an early-morning chase. She slammed her vehicle head-on into a car driven by a 60-year-old man headed home from work.
It's something that New York City children are taught in grade school—green means go, and red means stop. While the laws related to traffic signals are fundamental to ensuring for the safety of all drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists; a recent study revealed that an alarming number of drivers in the city are running red lights.
Imagine that you're driving your children to school. As you approach an intersection, you have a green light and proceed forward. While crossing through the intersection, out of the corner of your eye, you see a quickly approaching car. The next thing you remember, you are laying in a hospital bed with various machines hooked up to your body and tubes and bandages covering your body. Upon waking, you immediately inquire about the whereabouts and condition of your children.
It’s a simple act carried out millions of times each New York City day: walking across the street. Because our streets are congested with cars, buses, cabs and other motor vehicles, walking across the street can be a dangerous activity.
Halloween has over the years morphed from a night when kids got dressed up as cute ghosts, pirates and goblins into something else entirely: a monster party night for young adults and others. While there's nothing wrong with a good time, of course, virtually everything can go wrong when the revelry includes alcohol and driving.
This past weekend, New York City TV stations aired reports of a hit-and-run accident that left two people injured, including one critically. Law enforcement officials said the two pedestrians were struck by a SUV; a 32-year-old woman sustained minor injuries, but a 27-year-old man was listed in critical condition at a nearby hospital with "serious leg injuries."
Ten days ago, a 14-year-old girl was on her way with her mother to New York City when the Canadian tour bus the pair rode on veered off of an upstate highway and rolled onto its side in North Hudson. The girl was ejected from the bus and pinned beneath.
One mother loses her 23-year-old son and another mom's heart is broken when her three-year-old daughter is killed on a New York City street. The tie that binds the women together: tragic pedestrian accidents.
His job is to help keep the residents of his community safe, but an area fire director has a record of endangering people when he’s behind the wheel of a vehicle, NBC New York reports. The man recently struck three children in a crosswalk, breaking the leg of one of the two 14-year-old girls crossing the street. He also hit a 6-year-old boy with the SUV owned by the city of New Brunswick.
With pregnancy there are often a variety of physical and emotional phases that come and go. According to a Reuters Health report filed in New York, a new study indicates that sometimes those changes in the pregnant woman result in a form of distracted driving that can result in car accidents.
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for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.
$1.6 million settlement
for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.
$2.55 million settlement
for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.
$1.75 million settlement
for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.
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for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.
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during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.