Archive for fatal accident

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…

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…

Doorman Dies After Fall Sends Him Through Glass Door

Doorman Miguel Gonzalez, 59, has died after he slipped on a step and fell through a glass door while he was shoveling snow during Thursday’s snowstorm, officials said. The incident happened in front of 333 E. 93rd Street at 9:30 a.m. in the Upper East Side, officials said….

Elderly Man Killed In Bronx Hit-And-Run

A 72-year-old man was fatally struck by a car in Wakefield, Bronx, officials said. The man was crossing the intersection of Nereid and Richardson Avenues when a black Ford Fusion made a left-turn and struck him, officials said.   The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where…

Man Fatally Struck In Northern Boulevard Car Crash

A 79-year-old man was hit and killed when he crossed the street on Northern Boulevard in Flushing, officials said. The man was crossing Prince Street and Northern Boulevard against the light, officials said.   The 56-year-old female driver of a Ford Explorer SUV was traveling westbound when she…

Two People Killed In Sunrise Highway Crash

Driver Ozcan Ayyidiz, 49, of Mastic Beach, and Kevin Melger, 23, of Brentwood, were killed when their car was driving in the wrong direction on Sunrise Highway in Brookhaven, Long Island, officials said. Another passenger, Jonathan Valladeres, 25, who was Melger’s cousin, was in critical condition.   Their…

Two Toddlers Killed From Radiator Burns In Cluster Site Apartment

Two young girls were killed after the radiator in their shelter apartment filled the room with scalding steam as they napped, officials said. The incident happened at 720 Hunts Point Avenue, which was used by the city’s Department of Homeless Services as cluster-site housing, officials said.   The…

Two Construction Workers Killed In Queens Accident

George Smith, 47, of Brooklyn and Alessandro Ramos, 43, of Queens, were killed on a construction site after a 6,500-pound steel beam fell from a crane, officials said. The incident happened at an in-progress apartment complex at 81-10 134th Street in Briarwood.   The beam was lifted four…

Skip to toolbar