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Brooklyn School Bus Crash

By David J. Hernandez |

As the beginning of the new school year approaches, we are reminded that there is nothing more important to parents than keeping their kids safe.  A school bus crash in Brooklyn recently resulted in 8 people being injured, most of them children. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), although 134 fatalities… Read More »

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NYC Subway Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

There have been many subway related injuries and deaths in New York in recent years and throughout the history of the NYC subway system. One recent accident occurred when a man in The Bronx was almost swept into the path of an oncoming subway train when a huge burst of water came from a… Read More »

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An Increase in Dog Bite Attacks in New York City

By David J. Hernandez |

Many of us are dog lovers. Unfortunately, there are always a few dog owners out there who are not responsible keepers of their pets. Nearly 1 out of every 5 people bitten by a dog will require medical attention (American Veterinary Medical Association). Even with responsible owners, sometimes accidents just happen. Even those who… Read More »

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Types of Bone Fractures

By David J. Hernandez |

High-impact collisions can damage soft tissue like muscles, joints, and ligaments. But the force can also cause bones to fracture. Unlike soft-tissue injuries, fractures don’t clear up in a matter of weeks with rest, ice, and heat. Instead, bones require immediate medical intervention to set the bone so that it can heal properly. Fractured… Read More »

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Several More Bicycle Accidents Rock Brooklyn

By David J. Hernandez |

Several bicycle fatalities in Brooklyn have been in the news recently. These stories serve as a timely reminder that riding a bicycle is still dangerous, despite the mayor’s professed goal of increasing safety by creating more dedicated bicycle lanes in Brooklyn. These accidents are all tragic—yet, they offer important lessons for cyclists and for… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Causes Tragic Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident

By David J. Hernandez |

Another day, another tragic pedestrian accident in Brooklyn. The victim was a beloved 85-year-old grandmother who was killed walking home from church. According to the New York Daily News, Stella Clinton had just left her parish church and was walking home when she was hit by a driver backing up his vehicle. Family members and friends… Read More »

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Legislature Votes to Expand Speed Cameras in School Zones

By David J. Hernandez |

Don’t want to be caught speeding and be required to pay a fine? If not, then you will need to find your brakes when entering a school zone. According to ABC 7 News, the New York legislature passed a bill in mid-March that will expand the use of speed cameras in the state’s school… Read More »

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Community Remembers Cyclist Killed by Tanker Truck in Williamsburg Accident

By David J. Hernandez |

The cycling community is small, and couriers make up a smaller, tightly-knit group within the larger biking community. Couriers came together in March to remember the life of one of their own who was killed by a tanker truck in Brooklyn. According to ABC 7 Eyewitness News, community members gathered at the crash site… Read More »

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Driver Tries to Claim He Was a Witness in a Fatal Car Accident in Brooklyn

By David J. Hernandez |

From the New York Daily News comes a story that shows the lengths some drivers will go to in order to avoid taking responsible for the accidents they cause. According to the report, a man who was driving a van that struck and killed an 82-year-old man in Brooklyn tried to claim that he… Read More »

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Citi Bike Pulls All Its Electric Bicycles from New York City Due to Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Bikeshare companies have not yet reached the same level of popularity as rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. Recent accidents involving Citi Bike electric bicycles look to impede the popularity even further. According to the New York Times, recent accidents involving these electric bicycles have prompted Citi Bike to pull thousands of its bicycles… Read More »

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