Month: November 2013

Erika Strebel, 27, Killed in Hit and Run Accident…Who Pays?

27-year-old Erika Strebel was driving her Jeep when it broke down. Police say she and a passenger, 26-year-old Ed Barton got out, and were standing near her vehicle when another car crashed into them, killing Erika and injuring her passenger before fleeing Eastbound on Montauk Highway.  The accident happened at 9 on Saturday night in …

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Finally a Driver, Anthony Byrd, is Arrested For Killing a Pedestrian

Police have arrested the driver of an SUV that jumped the curb onto a Brooklyn sidewalk Saturday, killing a 9-year-old boy and injuring the child’s mother and brother. 59-year old Anthony Byrd faces multiple charges, including criminally negligent homicide, assault, and reckless endangerment. The incident happened at the intersection of Dekalb Avenue and Clermont Avenue in …

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Walter Bonnet, sanitation driver struck by his own truck on Dyre Avenue and Light Street, may have severed leg

A sanitation worker is in the hospital after a garbage truck ran him over at Dyre Avenue and Light Street in Eastchester. Witnesses say the man, who has been identified as Walter Bonnet, was one of two sitting in the front seat of the truck. Since both sides have steering wheels, they are not sure …

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Scaffolding collapse on 40th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown injures 3

High wind apparently caused a scaffolding to collapse shortly after 10:00 a.m. on 40th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown, injuring 3 people. West 40th Street remained closed to vehicular traffic in the area shortly before noon. The scaffolding landed on three people. Two good samaritans helped pull the debris off of two …

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Pedestrian Hit by Taxi at West and Christopher Streets on West Side Highway

A man was hospitalized after he was struck by a cab on the West Side Highway Friday morning. The crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. at West and Christopher streets and left the man with injuries to the upper body. The man, whose identity was not immediately known, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center. Our law firm …

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Car slams into Brooklyn supermarket near Bedford and Clarkson Avenues, woman injured

A woman was seriously injured after a car jumped a curb, hit her, and then slammed into a NSA Brooklyn supermarket. The accident happened at around 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday at the intersection of Bedford and Clarkson Avenues in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.   The attorneys at Morgan Levine Dolan actively litigate cases and fight for the …

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