Month: February 2014

Gedalia Gruntzweig, 25, Killed By Sanitation Truck In Crown Heights

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Sanitation Department garbage truck in Crown Heights this morning as he was attempting to cross the street. Around 9:15 Sunday morning three pedestrians were waiting to cross Carroll Street from south to north. When the signal turned green they stepped out into the street and were struck by …

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New York City bus driver killed on job by alleged drunk driver

Accidents can happen at any type of workplace, but some New York workers have risks that others don’t. Fortunately, the state’s workers’ compensation system can help these workers or their families when something terrible happens. A New York City bus driver was killed recently when a man allegedly stole a truck and crashed it into …

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Min Lin, 36-Year-Old Pregnant Woman, Struck and Killed by Snow Plow

A snow plow driver, 42-year-old Wu Wu, has been ticketed after backing over and killing a pregnant woman in Brooklyn Thursday.  Once again, no criminal charges have been filed for yet another senseless negligent act of a driver on New York City streets. The plow, removing snow during the Nor’easter, backed into her and killed …

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One Dead and Others Injured After M14 Bus and Truck Crash in Greenwich Village

A person died and a truck driver was taken into custody after a Greenwich Village crash sent a city bus careening into a scaffold Wednesday. The eastbound M14 bus and truck slammed into one another about 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 14th Street. Several people were hurt. “I heard a boom,” said …

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Carlos Broadbelt and Luz Cruz survive terrifying fall off Bruckner Expressway in The Bronx

A Bronx couple is counting their blessings after they survived a terrifying car accident Monday afternoon. All the snow and ice on the ground helped catapult their vehicle off the Bruckner Expressway and down onto a roadway 50 feet below. Miraculously, Carlos Broadbelt and Luz Cruz, both 54, survived the heart-stopping fall with injuries. The crash …

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4 deaths quickly follow mayor’s vow to improve NYC street safety

New York City earned its reputation as “The City That Never Sleeps” the hard way. As residents seem to be in continual motion, thousands of buses, taxis, trucks and emergency vehicles pose a constant hazard to each other and to the city’s many pedestrians and bicyclists. In mid-January, Police Commissioner William Bratton and other city …

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Stanislav Chernyshov Struck and Killed by Snowplow in Brighton Beach, Brookyn

A 73 year-old man was struck and killed by a construction vehicle plowing snow in front of his Brighton Beach building Monday afternoon. The privately operated plow was backing up on Oceana Terrace between Oceana Drive West and Brighton Beach Avenue when it struck Stanislav Chernyshov as he was crossing Oceana eastbound. Chernyshov, who lived at …

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