Archive for Car Accidents

Cyclist Fatally Struck By Box Truck In Manhattan

Kelly Hurley, 31, of the Lower East Side, has died from the injuries she sustained after falling off her bicycle and being struck by a box truck on First Avenue and East Ninth Street, police said.   The driver of the box truck, whose name has not been…

Driver Identified in Queens Pedestrian Car Crash

Rene Hernandez, 43, was identified as the driver in a car crash that left a 75-year-old woman critically injured, officials said.   The woman, whose name was not released, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital where she was treated for critical, but non-life threatening injuries.   The incident happened…

Bicyclist Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Accident In Queens

Gelasio Reyes, 32, of Queens, was struck and killed by a hit-and-run car while he was riding his bicycle in Sunnyside, Queens, officials said.   Christian Guiracocha, 25, was identified as the driver of the red Ford Focus that allegedly struck Reyes on 43rd Avenue and 39th Street….

The low probability but high costs of catastrophic accidents

As a veteran construction worker, you know that you put yourself at risk every day that you step onto the job site. You could potentially hit your head on any number of protruding pieces of steel, fall into an uncovered hole, or simply hit your thumb while hammering…

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed, Another Injured In Bronx Crash

Officer Bianca Bennett, 27, of Queens, was killed after her car struck a traffic circle and flipped in Pelham Bay, officials said. The vehicle ran off the roadway at City Island Road and Park Drive, flipping several times before catching fire, officials said.   Bennett was a passenger…

LI Woman Injured After Being Pulled From Car Wreck

Melissa Ortiz, 36, of Yaphank, was pulled out of her burning vehicle after a National Grid truck collided with her sports utility vehicle, officials said.   The accident happened on the Long Island Expressway near Exit 60 in Ronkonkoma. The collision occurred in the eastbound lanes and resulted…

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