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…

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…

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…

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…

No injuries reported in Silverado fires, but GM recalls 370,000

New York owners of Chevrolet pickup trucks may be aware that the 2014 Silverado was rumored to be a front-runner for North American Truck of the Year. In a bit of unfortunate timing, however, General Motors announced that it was recalling 370,000 Silverados and GMC Sierra pickups due…

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…

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…

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…

Taxi Driver Koffi Komlani Given Summons For Fatally Striking 9 Year-Old Cooper Struck on 97th Street and West End Avenue On UWS

A 9 year-old was fatally struck by a cab driver on the Upper West Side in front of his father on Friday evening. Taxi driver Koffi Komlani struck Cooper Stock and his father Dr. Richard Stock when he made a left-hand turn off 97th Street onto West End Avenue…

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