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July 29, 2016

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Where Autistic Teen Elopes from Queens Public School

A settlement has been reached in the death of Avonte Oquendo, wherein Oquendo’s family agreed to a $2.7-million payout from the city, CBS2 reported. In October of 2013, the 14-year-old autistic boy vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found on a beach in College Point, Queens…

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July 27, 2016

23-Year Old Woman Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Lincoln Tunnel

A 23-year old female passenger on a motorcycle was killed on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at approximately 3:00am. The driver of the motorcycle was 35 years old. The full details of the crash were not apparent in the report by CBS New York. The investigation was being conducted by the Port Authority Police. This fatal..

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July 22, 2016

Central Park Tour Bus Accident Injures 13

A guided tour around New York City on a hot summer day took a disastrous turn when the double-decker tour bus operated by GO New York Tours crashed into a tree in Central Park on Thursday afternoon. As reported by the New York Daily News, thirteen people were injured when the bus driver lost control..

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July 21, 2016

Care at Rehab Hospitals May Result in Harm to One Third of Patients

Health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes have a duty to provide adequate care for patients. When facilities fail in their duties, patients may suffer serious injuries. Many instances of medical malpractice have facility negligence as the underlying cause. Ultimately, the facility is responsible for its staff, grounds and services. In a..

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July 18, 2016

15 Injured in Lincoln Tunnel When One New Jersey Transit Bus Rear-Ends Another New Jersey Transit Bus

Two New Jersey Transit buses crashed inside the Lincoln Tunnel on Monday morning. According to an article by the New York Daily News, a 114 line bus from Plainfield rear-ended a 190-line vehicle from Paterson in the tunnel’s center tube at about 7:35 a.m. Both of the buses were bound for the New York Port..

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July 15, 2016

Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Tribeca Auto Accident

Another serious pedestrian accident has been reported in New York City. This time, an unidentified man was struck by one or maybe two vehicles in Tribeca on Friday, July 15, 2016. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the accident occurred on Canal St. near West Broadway at around 4:40 a.m. The..

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July 12, 2016

Upstate New York Girl Loses Arm and Leg in Boating Accident

Upstate New York Girl Loses Arm and Leg in Boating Accident Kaelynne Driscoll, an 8-year-old girl injured when she and her father were run over by a boat on Skaneateles Lake, has lost an arm and a leg. The New York Daily News reported that the boat’s propeller struck Driscoll and her father, and their..

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June 29, 2016

Hicksville Car Accident Kills One Bicyclist and Injures Another

A woman in her 40s and her father were riding bicycles on Wednesday afternoon on New South Rd. in Hicksville, New York, when tragedy struck. According to a report by CBS New York, a passing SUV struck the unidentified bicyclists before striking another vehicle and finally crashing into a house. The female bicyclist was pronounced..

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June 24, 2016

Is Defective Jeep to Blame for Death of Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin?

The Jeep SUV model that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin had been known to cause confusion to drivers as to whether the vehicle was in Park or Neutral. According to a report by CNN Money, “Fiat Chrysler (FCAM) filed a recall notice in April with federal safety regulators for the 2015 Grand Cherokee, the..

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June 21, 2016

Another Pedestrian Killed in New York City Car Accident

The pedestrian death toll has now risen to 49 in 2016. This time, a 21-year old man from North Carolina was struck and killed on East 23rd Street near Madison Avenue. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the pedestrian may have run out into traffic when he was struck. He died..

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