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Halloween and Pedestrian Safety

With Halloween quickly approaching, children and parents alike are probably more focused on planning the perfect costume or the spookiest party than on pedestrian safety. But keeping your kids safe this Halloween means taking some preemptive measures. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports that pedestrian deaths among children are four times higher… Read More »

Is TBI Behind the NFL’s Recent Issues?

The start of the NFL season has been somewhat overshadowed by a series of high-profile arrests and suspensions due to allegations of domestic violence and abuse. These recent scandals may have a connection with another issue that’s plagued football in recent years: the mounting evidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among NFL athletes. Some researchers… Read More »

New York Bridge, Road Conditions Leave Much to Be Desired

Confirming what many New York drivers might already know, a recent Reason Foundation study places the state’s road conditions well toward the bottom as compared to the rest of the U.S. Of particular note are New York’s bridges, 39 percent of which are considered deficient, worse than any state except Rhode Island. In addition, New… Read More »

Children Face Greater Risk on Foot

In June, during her last week of kindergarten, a six-year-old girl and her mother were walking to school in Jackson Heights. They were almost to school and passing through a crosswalk when an off-duty police officer made a left turn and hit them. The young girl suffered six broken ribs, a broken pelvis and femur… Read More »

Woman Crushed by Bus in Recent Accident

A woman who dropped her cell phone upon disembarking from an MTA bus in Brooklyn was killed when she attempted to retrieve it. The victim was pinned under the right rear wheels of the bus and died on the scene, according to witnesses of the September 17 accident. Although pedestrian deaths in New York City… Read More »

Bronx Frozen Ice King Dies in Workplace Accident

The owner of Delicioso Coco Helado, a beloved Bronx institution since the 1960s, was killed early in the morning on September 19 when he was crushed underneath a security gate. Surveillance footage shows Alfredo Thiebaud, 74, had already pressed a button to lower the gate and was attempting to dump garbage and make it back… Read More »

Recent Accident Draws Attention to Bike-Pedestrian Collisions

A 59-year-old woman is on life support after being hit by a bicycle in Central Park on September 18. According to police reports, the woman was walking in the crosswalk at a light-protected intersection near W. 63rd St. when the accident occurred, and she suffered severe head trauma. The cyclist remained at the scene of… Read More »

Proving Negligence in a Car Accident

The results of car accident cases often hinge on the ability of an attorney to prove negligence on the part of one of the parties involved in the accident. In car accident cases, negligence typically means driving in a reckless or careless manner. There are certain standards of behavior on the road that drivers must… Read More »

The Most Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

When people hear the phrase “bicycle accident” there is an instinctive association between bicycles and cars. Bicycle accidents may actually involve many different things — a cyclist may fall off their bike or run into a fixed object, for example — but accidents that are between cars and cyclists often take place at intersections. Some… Read More »

Improving Your Visibility as a Motorcyclist

One of the most common excuses you’ll hear from drivers that cause accidents with motorcyclists is, “I didn’t see them!” Their defense will most likely be that motorcycles are smaller and easily hidden by other objects or vehicles on the road, which makes them difficult to see, particularly at intersections. While there certainly are many… Read More »