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Alleged hit-and-run driver caught after striking pedestrian

New York – A hit-and-run accident left a woman suffering multiple serious accident ‎injuries, including fractures, according to police officials. The pedestrian accident details were not fully ‎clear but witnesses saw an elderly man stop at the scene to apparently offer assistance. However, the ‎senior citizen then left the scene of the accident without waiting for police or ambulance personnel to ‎arrive. This did raise some suspicions but police were left with little to go on other than an accident ‎victim with multiple broken bones and injuries. Further investigation of the car crash scene revealed ‎broken remnants from the hit-and-run crash suspect’s vehicle. The police investigation eventually led ‎to identifying the older driver who had been seen at the site of the car collision. It turns out that he ‎was not just a Good Samaritan, as had been initially assumed; instead he is now believed to be the ‎man who was driving and caused the pedestrian collision. The suspect was brought in for questioning ‎and has been accused of leaving the scene of an accident with personal injuries as well as filing a false ‎insurance claim. The insurance fraud part of the case does not shield the insurance company or the ‎man personally from a personal injury lawsuit. You can read more about this pedestrian crash here.

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Multi-vehicle accident injures multiple motorists as well as pedestrians

New York – Multiple accident victims were left in the wake of a car crash in the Bronx. The car ‎accident apparently started when a driver tried speeding away from police and then slammed into two ‎other cars and several pedestrians. The pedestrian accident caused three injury victims to be rushed ‎to the hospital with varying wounds after they were hit by the car. Occupants of the other cars also ‎suffered various injuries from the motor vehicle collision and required emergency care in the trauma ‎center. The suspected injuries have included head injury with traumatic brain injury, neck and back ‎pain as well as possible broken bones and fractures. Witnesses note that the initial vehicle that caused ‎the car crash rolled over and landed on its roof. The driver of that car was arrested by police and will be ‎charged with crimes that led to an accident with personal injury. You can read more about this roll-over ‎car collision here. ‎

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Bus crash on New York State Thruway with multiple injuries

New York – Multiple accident victims have suffered a wide range of injuries during a tour bus accident. The bus crash occurred as ‎the bus exited the highway and rolled over and finally came to rest on its side, causing injuries to ‎nearly 60 victims. Officials say that all injury victims were rushed to the hospital and treated for ‎wounds that include spinal injuries, head injury with possible traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken ‎bones and internal bleeding. At least a few of the rollover accident victims suffered severe or even life ‎threatening injuries. Others suffered wounds that can lead to potential long term or even permanent ‎disability according to specialists. Photos from the crash scene show extensive damage to the sides ‎and roof of the bus as well as broken windows and glass. The cause of the bus collision is still under ‎investigation, including the possibility of reckless driving, speeding or even question of negligence. This ‎article shares more about this NYS Thruway bus motor vehicle crash.

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Injured worker in grocery store machinery accident

New York – Fire Department rescuers responded to a call for a man with his arm caught inside of a ‎meat grinder machine in a horrific accident. Witnesses say that the worker in the meat department was ‎operating the meat grinder when his shirt sleeve became caught by the machine. The machine then ‎pulled the man’s arm into the grinding machine by the entangled shirt. The first responder rescue ‎team had to disassemble the machine in order to extricate the work injury victim while medical ‎responders stabilized his condition to the best of their abilities. Paramedics explain that he suffered a ‎serious arm injury including lacerations of soft tissue and muscle as well as possible nerve damage and ‎laceration of blood vessels. In addition, there was concern regarding broken bones from the accident. ‎The injured accident victim was rushed to the emergency room trauma center for additional care. ‎Investigators are looking into whether proper training and safety gear was provided to the worker for ‎this specific machine. Also, machine maintenance records will need to be reviewed to ensure that ‎proper repairs were performed and preventative maintenance was up-to-date. Trauma and worker’s ‎compensation experts note that negligent maintenance can sometimes lead to similar devastating ‎accidents and injuries for workers. This article shares more details about this horrific work accident.‎

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Ferry accident in Brooklyn blamed on equipment failure

New York – A private ferry boat accident occurred when the boat ran aground this past ‎weekend. Reports show that the ship was filled with over 100 people when it suffered a steering ‎failure and the engine was apparently unresponsive. Luckily the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) ‎emergency responders were able to located the damaged vessel quickly and rescue the passengers. ‎Officials say that at least one person on board the boat crash suffered injuries. That injury victim was ‎taken to the hospital for emergency evaluation. It is unclear if any other accident victims sought ‎medical care after being rescued. Boat and sailing safety experts say that there have been several ‎boating accidents in New York over the past few months. Transportation and boat safety Investigators ‎will need to examine the maintenance logs and safety protocols followed by the ferry company in ‎order to determine if any negligent maintenance could have helped lead to this boat crash. See this ‎article for more about these ferry crash.‎

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Electric scooter accident kills actress in Manhattan

New York – Several days after being hit by a scooter, a famous actress was pronounced dead from her ‎accident injuries. The accident victim was crossing the street when she was ‎struck by the electric vehicle, causing her to suffer multiple critical injuries. Witnesses to the motor ‎vehicle versus pedestrian accident note that the driver of the scooter fled the scene of the scooter ‎crash. Police explain that the hit-and-run accident is still under investigation as details are gathered and ‎the search for the possibly reckless driver continues. It is unclear if this electric scooter collision ‎involved speeding or even drunk driving and these remain open questions for investigators. The ‎pedestrian struck was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she was treated in the emergency ‎department and admitted due to critical injuries. Unfortunately, despite extensive efforts and surgical ‎procedures, the woman died of injuries that she has sustained in the vehicle crash. See this article for more details about this hit-and-run accident involving a ‎motor scooter.‎

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FDNY fire truck involved in child pedestrian accident with serious injuries

New York – Fire Department of New York (FDNY) officials reported that one of their firefighters was driving a fire truck when it struck and injured a 7-year-old boy. The fire truck accident occurred when the firefighter was driving the truck back to the station house and hit the boy as he was walking. It is believed that the injured pedestrian was crossing the street when he was hit by the vehicle. The young accident victim was treated on the scene and then rushed to the hospital in critical condition. The specific nature of the child’s injuries were not fully clear but specialists believe that he suffered a possible head injury and may have internal bleeding. The collision occurred in Staten island and police as well as fire officials have been investigation the details surrounding to this serious accident with injuries. In the meantime, hospital officials say that they will need to continue fighting to save the life of this wounded child. Check out this article for further details about this fire truck crash.

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Injured accident victims when a jeep crashes into a storefront

New York – A bagel store in Westchester was the scene of a surprising car crash that left at least three injury victims. The driver of a jeep was apparently leaving the parking lot, having been parked in a spot directly in front of the restaurant in New Rochelle, NY. It is believed that the driver became confused when he put the car into drive instead of reverse and then pressed the gas. This caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and slam into the storefront and hit several pedestrian workers in the store. It ripped apart the entire front of the store when the vehicle jumped the curb and drove through the front glass wall. The pedestrian accident left the workers injured and in need of emergency evaluation for unclear wounds. The injured workers were not the only ones who suffered wounds during the motor vehicle accident (MVA), as the driver of the vehicle also suffered accident injuries. The injured workers will likely be treated using their worker’s compensation insurance, also referred to as worker’s comp. However, in certain circumstances such a car collision at work is treated using the car insurance policy. See this article for further information about this MVA.

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Bronx bus crashes and falls from overpass

New York – A Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) bus crashed off the side of a highway overpass after it jumped the curb and fell over the side of the roadway. Police and federal transit investigators are still evaluating the bus accident but some are expressing significant concern regarding the cause of the collision. What is currently known about the bus collision is that the driver was making a turn on a highway ramp while driving an extended accordion bus. While navigating the turn, possibly faster than should be attempted safely by such a long and heavy vehicle, the bus lost control and hit a low metal fence that served as a guard rail on the ramp. The speed and force of the crash caused the bus to break through the guard rail and begin a steep fall to the roadway below. Interestingly, the rear section of the bus remained on the road above while the front section fell nose first to the road below. Images from the scene show the remarkable stop that the bus made just before completely crashing onto the highway below. However, the bus driver and multiple passengers inside the commuter bus suffered extensive accident injuries. The driver reportedly suffered facial injuries and possible head injury in addition to neck and back pain. Passengers were noted to have suffered both initial crash injuries as well as fall injury wounds after they were thrown from their seats and fell to the ground or floor. All of the accident victims were rushed to the emergency department of nearby hospitals for treatment. Common and expected injuries from this type of accident include traumatic brain injury (TBI) spinal injuries, broken bones or fractures, internal bleeding as well as others.

MTA investigators, police, fire and federal officials were then tasked with determining the cause of the accident. Reports show that the driver passed an alcohol and possibly drug test after the horrific motor vehicle accident (MVA). However, questions have arisen about the speed of the bus and whether or not speeding was a factor in the collision. It has been pointed out that the bus may have been travelling within the posted speed limit for that section of road. However, the extended length, height and weight of the bus require a slower and more cautious speed in order to safely execute such a turn. Further investigation is underway to determine whether or not due caution was exercised by the driver in addition to examination of the mechanical functioning of the commercial vehicle. You can read more and see video of the bus crash scene here.

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Scaffolding collapse injures workers on West Side of Manhattan

New York – Two window washers were injured on the job while working on the side of a skyscraper at Hudson Yards. Reports show that they were working on a scaffold when it apparently gave way and collapsed with the workers inside. According to responders the accident victims fell along with the scaffolding rig approximately twenty feet down and suffered a fall accident with injuries. It does not appear that the men slipped out of the rig but it is unclear if that is due to safety harness equipment that is standard issue for dangerous work at a height. Safety inspectors will also need to make sure that the workers were properly trained for the job and in the use of all legally required safety equipment and procedures. In addition, it is necessary to inspect the maintenance records for the scaffold equipment as well as the harnesses and safety devices. Negligent maintenance can easily lead to a scaffold collapse or construction accident and therefore proper maintenance records are needed in such situations. One injured worker was taken in serious condition to the trauma room of a close hospital while the other injury victim was taken to the emergency room in stable condition, both with unknown wounds. The work accident may be covered by worker’s compensation insurance coverage, however, this would require further investigation. This article explains more about this work injury.

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