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Bricks Fall And Strike Pedestrians On 39th Street

Posted: June 14, 2019 | Categories: News

Falling debris is a growing concern amid the construction boon in New York City. The city has already seen an increase in construction accidents this year compared with the same time frame last year. Falling debris can not only harm construction workers, but it can also strike and injure pedestrians. Failure to secure objects, provide […]

Couple Sues Boeing For 737 Engine Explosion

Posted: June 13, 2019 | Categories: News

Few people fear they will get into an accident driving on their way to work. Yet, that thought will cross at least some passenger’s minds as they taxi down the runway for a flight across the country. Despite those fears, according to raw numbers, flying aboard a commercial airline is overwhelmingly safer than driving. Data […]

Legislation Passes Regarding Limo Safety

Posted: June 12, 2019 | Categories: News

New York has a law that generally requires a carrier to obtain “Operating Authority” from the New York State Department of Transportation when passengers are carried for compensation. Inside New York City, these operators are generally licensed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. These entities endeavor to ensure that drivers are properly […]

Helicopter Crash Lands Into Roof In Manhattan

Posted: June 11, 2019 | Categories: News

Data from the Federal Aviation Administration indicates that over 2015 and 2016, helicopter accidents fell in numbers. In 2016, there were 106 accidents, and in 2015, there were 121 accidents. Unfortunately, the percentage of fatal accidents rose. In 2015, there were 17 fatal accidents. In 2016, there were also 17 fatal accidents. In 2017, there […]

Man Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Five Family Members

Posted: June 7, 2019 | Categories: News

Wrong way driving only accounts for a small percentage of overall fatal car accidents, but due to the nature of these accidents, they are more likely to be fatal. This is because a majority of wrong way accidents occur at high speeds and typically involve head-on impact or side-swipe impact. Age has been represented as […]

Worker Falls To Death From Scaffolding, No Guardrails

Posted: June 5, 2019 | Categories: News

When compared to the same period last year, construction accidents and fatalities rose in the first seven months of 2018. This is according to the city’s Department of Buildings, which oversees construction and job site safety in the city. The number of accidents rose from 386 to 457, an 18.4% increase. The number of injuries […]

Debris From Elevated Train Nearly Hits Pedestrian

Posted: June 4, 2019 | Categories: News

It’s hard to picture New York without seeing the elevated trains and, of course, the iconic subway system. The Elevated Railway, or “El” began operation in 1868. While that version of the “El” is long gone, elevated trackways still exist in the outer boroughs as a part of the subway system. It is a system […]

50 First Repsonders On Scene For Crash

Posted: May 31, 2019 | Categories: News

The Insurance Information Institute collects statistics on things which may affect car insurance rates. This information includes such data as the number of crashes each year, the number of fatal crashes, the sex of the drivers involved, whether alcohol or drugs were involved, and driver behaviors. According to these statistics, one of the major factors […]

Clifton Park Accident May Have Been Caused By DUI

Posted: May 30, 2019 | Categories: News

New York has a drunk-driving threshold of 0.08%, falling in line with every other state, which adopted this level or faced losing federal highway funds. However, a first time DUI in New York is just a traffic infraction so long as there are no injuries or a crash. After that first DUI, subsequent DUIs become […]

Niagara Falls Trip Leaves Many Children Injured, No Seat Belts

Posted: May 29, 2019 | Categories: News

New York, like many states, has adopted laws that concern how long a child must be in a child seat or booster seat when in the car. These laws ensure the safety of infants and young children should the driver get into an accident. Children secured in infant car seats and booster seats are more […]

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