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Pedestrian injured by falling subway basket in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – A pedestrian was injured when a basket used to catch falling debris fell from an elevated platform on Sunday. The accident occurred at 11:46 a.m. on August 2nd when workers were performing maintenance on the elevated subway platform at Alabama Avenue near Fulton Street. During maintenance, a loosened metal debris basket fell onto a pedestrian standing below the track. The pedestrian sustained severe injuries and was taken to Jamaica Hospital for treatment. The individual is reportedly in stable...

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New Report Identifies 12 Most Dangerous NYC Spots for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

A recent report compiled by highlights how dangerous some spots can be for bicyclists and pedestrians in New York City. Particularly dangerous areas, according to the report, are the intersections near bridges and areas that pass under elevated tracks. These areas are often narrow, yet need to handle heavy traffic that includes: Motor vehicles Bicycles Pedestrians All of these different modes of transportation in a narrow area can easily lead to collisions and serious injuries. While some of the...

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Driver Who Struck Pedestrians and Fled Scene in Brooklyn Charged

A 27-year-old man who put three people in the hospital after a July 21 pedestrian accident in Brooklyn is now facing charges. The victims suffered injuries after the 27-year-old allegedly struck them while driving a minivan in reverse. The injured victims were standing on the corner of 11th Avenue and 56th Street when the accident occurred. The victims, two adults and a six-year-old child, all required hospitalization. The 27-year-old man quickly left the scene of the crash, but police were...

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Livery Driver Arrested After Pedestrian Accident

A livery cab driver was arrested in the Bronx on June 14 after striking a pedestrian. The accident occurred when the 39-year-old victim attempted to cross East 149th Street and River Avenue in Melrose at around 2:30 a.m. The pedestrian was rushed to the emergency room after the accident. Reports indicate that the 39-year-old was in critical condition. Police arrested the livery cab driver, who now faces charges of aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. Read more here. Livery cabs...

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Teenager Hurt in Hit and Run Car Accident

A Queens teenager suffered injuries after being hit by a driver who fled the scene on foot. Authorities are looking for the driver and others who were in the car. Witnesses of the June 5 pedestrian hit-and-run accident saw the SUV, which police say was stolen, speeding in the wrong direction down the one-way street before hitting the teen and then a parked car. The collision caused the teen to flip onto the SUV’s hood before he fell onto nearby...

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Injured Pedestrian Recovers $3M for Her Injuries in a Brooklyn Intersection Collision with a Truck

Any case can be complex, which is why you need an experienced New York accident attorney on your side. Even a case that seems straightforward, such as a pedestrian hit by a commercial truck, can have issues that arise which make it even more important to have an experienced attorney steering the case in the right direction. In the recent case of a pedestrian in Brooklyn, Claudia was crossing the street at an intersection when a commercial garbage truck slammed...

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Getting Your Day in Court in Your New York Pedestrian Injury Case, Even in the Face of Difficult Facts

Sometimes, your injury case may be something that is obviously strong. All facts seem to point in your favor. However, what should you do if your case isn’t like that? What if you were hit crossing outside the crosswalk or crossing without the right of way? What if a police report says that you were hit because you weren’t paying attention? Should you  just forego pursuing your case? No. You should still reach out promptly to an experienced New York...

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New York City Family Wins Judgment in Fatal Pedestrian Accident Case

It is, probably, one of anybody’s worst nightmares, but especially so if you are a senior. You’re standing on the curb waiting to cross safely. You wait until the pedestrian signal tells you to proceed, and only then do you step forward. As you’re in the intersection, though, you’re faced with a large vehicle that has turned a corner and is coming straight for you. These “nightmare” scenarios are, unfortunately, a reality on too many occasions. For the family of...

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Pedestrian -Car Accidents In The Middle of The Block—Who’s Responsible?

When a car and a pedestrian collide, the car wins—thousands of pounds of metal can cause serious and catastrophic injuries, even at very slow speeds. When the accident occurs in a crosswalk, where the pedestrian has the right-of-way, or where the motorist runs a stop sign or stop light, there may be little question of liability. But what happens when a pedestrian crosses the road in the middle of a block? Is the pedestrian out of luck because he or...

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Pedestrian Fatal Accident at College Point Blvd.

Queens – Early in the morning of Sunday October 4th, Mariano Contreras, 41-years-old, was crossing College Point Blvd. when he was hit and thrown to the pavement by a dark-colored SUV. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene according to reports, he quickly left the place of the accident heading north on College Point Boulevard. When officers arrived at the accident scene after receiving a call at 1:09 am, Contreras was found unconscious on the pavement. He was immediately...

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