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Month: January 2014

Bronx man, John Verrier, Dies After Waiting Hours For Saint Barnabas Hospital ER To Treat His Rash

A Bronx man who went to Saint Barnabas Hospital to get his rash checked out was found dead in the emergency room waiting room after an eight hour wait. John Verrier, 30, went to St. Barnabas at 10 p.m. last Sunday night; he was found dead by a security guard around 6:40 a.m. the next …

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Gertrude Schnabel Maimed by Bus on Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills Highlights Pedestrian Safety Issues

An 84 year-old woman who was struck by an MTA bus in Forest Hills lost part of her leg and faces months of therapy after an accident that transit advocates say could have been avoided. Gertrude Schnabel, a retired Woodhaven resident, went to a Forest Hills doctor’s office on Wednesday, January 15, after which she decided …

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Staten Island Man, James Benedict, Dies After Drunk Driver, Michael Pogorzelski, Hits Him on Lily Pond Avenue

A man died in front of his nephews Sunday night when a drunk driver slammed into him with his SUV. James Benedict, 67, was walking with some nephews in a bicycle lane on Lily Pond Avenue when a 2004 Lexus SUV hit him from behind about 6:55 p.m. near Guilford Street. Benedict was rushed to Staten Island …

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Woman Loses Leg to Cement Mixer owned by Queens Ready Mix Concrete Company and driven by Ernesto Mejia

A woman crossing Second Avenue Saturday morning was struck and dragged by a cement mixer, severing her leg below the knee. Ernesto Mejia, 52, of Jackson Heights, was turning right on the avenue from 68th Street in a Queens Ready Mix Concrete Company truck about 10 a.m. when he hit a 63-year-old woman who was …

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Friends remember Upper West Side man, Alexander Shear, killed by Shafer Tour bus on Broadway and West 96th Street

A 73 year-old man tragically mowed down by a tour bus on the Upper West Side Friday was Manhattan’s king of 20th century kitsch who almost had a television show on American pop culture.   Alexander Shear, whose widespread collection was highlighted in the New Yorker and People magazines, was the city’s go-to guy for …

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Morgan Levine Dolan Files Lawsuit in Shamay Braham Wrongful Death Accident

Our office has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the death of 10-year-old Shamay Braham.  The lawsuit has been filed against the Hempstead School District, Percy Jackson Youth Center and the owner/operator of the motor vehicle who struck Shamay.   See the below link for further details and comments by all parties involved.   http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/school-district-sued-in-hempstead-child-s-death-1.6787761?115371 …

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Mother of 2, Nydja Herring, Killed By Drunk Driver, Augustus Jenkins, While Crossing East Tremont Avenue In The Bronx

A driver was charged with DWI and driving without a license after he struck and killed a 32 year-old woman crossing the street in The Bronx on Saturday afternoon. Police identified the victim as Nydja Herring. Herring is a mother of twins. Herring was crossing East Tremont Avenue at Van Nest Avenue around 5:30 p.m. when …

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Construction Workers Hurt in Fall on 46th Street and First Avenue at Midtown Work Site

Two construction workers were injured when they fell down a hole at the work site in Midtown Monday morning. The incident happened on 46th Street and First Avenue around 10 a.m. EMS is on scene. One of the workers has a head injury. Morgan Levine Dolan is currently fighting for the rights of construction workers …

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