A road traffic accident involving a sedan, an SUV and a box truck claimed the life of 53-year-old New York City woman and left nine others injured on the morning of May 26 according to a report from the NYPD. Seven of those injured were children. The accident occurred at the intersection of 130th Street and South Conduit Avenue in Queens.
New York drivers will likely not be surprised to learn that accident rates increase sharply on New Year's Day and St. Patrick's Day. Alcohol consumption is closely associated with these two holidays, and more drunk drivers on the road will usually lead to more motor vehicle collisions. While staying off the roads on days when drinking is widespread may be a prudent step to take, drivers may also wish to stay home on days when heavy traffic can be expected or motorists are under stress.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, thousands of workers in the United States are affected by illness caused by excessive heat exposure while working outside. More than 30 workers died from a heat-related illness in 2012 alone. OSHA has introduced standards that New York employers can use to prevent heat illness among employees.
On Friday, Feb. 13, at around 8:45 a.m., a 16-year-old girl was hit by an MTA bus as she was crossing Grand Street on foot. The bus was turning from Union Avenue on to Grand Street and hit her, pinning her leg under the bus.
On Dec. 16, three people died in a three-car accident in western New York. Authorities said the crash happened around 11 a.m. on Route 14 near Bostwick Road in the Ontario County town of Phelps.
On Nov. 13, four people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on FDR Drive, according to authorities. The event reportedly transpired shortly after 4 a.m., when a 33-year-old woman in a Kia sedan was allegedly traveling south in the northbound lanes and struck a Chevy Traverse head-on near East 23rd Street. Following that collision, the Kia continued on and collided with another vehicle, a Honda Pilot, police said.
On Nov. 6, a multi-vehicle crash involving a New York City-bound tour bus left 27 people injured. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 81 just south of Syracuse.
Authorities reported that six passengers and the driver of a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driving in Red Hook, Brooklyn, were injured in a collision on Oct. 22 at 5:50 p.m. According to witness reports, a black Toyota Camry ran a stop sign, colliding with the front of the bus.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an incident in New York where a ceiling collapsed and trapped two environmental cleaning workers who were prepping the building for asbestos removal. Reports state that asbestos filled the air when a large piece of concrete from the ceiling trapped the two men on Oct. 17.
On June 27, a 62-year-old woman died from injuries she suffered in a chain-reaction collision involving three cars on I-90 in Tyre, Seneca County. Two people involved in the fatal auto accident reported no injuries; however, a 72-year-old man involved was hospitalized for serious injuries.