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January 23, 2017

Recent Study Shows that Cervical Cancer Has a Higher Death Rate than Experts Previously Thought

Cervical cancer is a highly preventable form of cancer in the United States due to the availability of screening tests and a vaccine to prevent human papilloma virus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Unfortunately, a recent study shows that woman are dying from cervical cancer at a much higher rate than previously thought…

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January 19, 2017

Auto Transport Truck Kills Woman in Brooklyn as She is Crossing Caton Avenue

Yet another fatal pedestrian accident has occurred in New York City. This time, a woman was crossing Caton Avenue at St. Paul’s Place in the Prospect Park South section of Brooklyn. According to CBS New York, the accident happened at around 8:25pm on Wednesday evening. The offending vehicle was an auto transport truck. Apparently, the..

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January 11, 2017

New York City Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Are Up, But Traffic Deaths Overall Are Down in 2016

Car accidents can have long term negative effects on injured individuals and their families. Victims of car accidents may face debilitating injuries, such as brain damage, burns, broken bones, amputations, and internal bleeding. The injuries suffered in car accidents may force the victims and their families to face a number of hardships, such as emotional..

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January 6, 2017

Deadly Cross-over Accident in Bronx Kills one, Injures 4 Others

Head on collisions can have devastating, life-altering consequences for all individuals involved. When a vehicle enters the opposite lane of oncoming traffic, a head-on collision or a “Cross-over accident” occurs. According to a report by CBS New York, this is what happened Thursday night at Boston Road and Wallace Avenue in the Allerton section of..

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January 3, 2017

Fatal Brooklyn Hit-and-Run leaves 29-year Old Woman Dead

The rash of hit-and-run accidents that seemed to plague New York City in 2016 has apparently continued into 2017. This time, 29-year old Hermanda Booker was struck was crossing Kings Highway near Nostrand Ave. in Midwood at about 6:45 a.m. when she was struck by a white SUV. The SUV fled the scene and officials..

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December 14, 2016

Baby Killed, Two Adults Critically Injured in Brooklyn Building Fire

Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as..

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November 22, 2016

Two Construction Workers Killed by Falling Beam at Construction Site in Queens When Hoisting Cable Snapped

In what was originally reported as a crane collapse, it has now been confirmed that two construction workers were killed when a wire hoisting a beam snapped causing the beam to fall. According to the Gothamist, the beam crushed two construction workers resulting in fatal injuries. The deceased workers were the crane operator and his..

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November 22, 2016

Horrible School Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Six Children

Parents rely on school buses to safely transport their children to and from school. They expect the operators of those school buses to drive with the safety of their children as the first and foremost concern. Every parent’s worst nightmare was realized when they learned that the operator of a school bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee..

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November 21, 2016

21-Year-Old Man Dies After Falling 40-Feet from Forklift Due to “Mechanical Failure”

A 21-year-old Belleville, New Jersey man died after sustaining injuries in a fall from a forklift on Friday. According to the Star Ledger, the man was working at a construction site at the Castle Banquet Hall on Route 23 in Pequannock, New Jersey. The worker was standing on a wooden pallet on the fork end..

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November 16, 2016

Will Platform Barriers Prevent Subway Riders from Falling Onto Tracks?

New York City straphangers have been falling onto subway tracks with increasing frequency. This has renewed a call from MTA Board members to install doors on subway platforms according to the New York Post. Since September, 27 people have been struck by subway trains, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities. It is unclear as to..

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