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Accident Injuries

New York City Elevator Deaths Remain a Major Threat

All residents of New York City apartment buildings with poorly functioning elevators should immediately notify their landlords about all known problems to avoid suffering serious injuries or even death. On August 22, 2019, a 30-year-old man named Samuel Waisbren died in Kip’s Bay when his Manhattan Promenade apartment building’s elevator suddenly malfunctioned, crushing him to death. Witnesses said that Mr. Waisbren was trying to exit the elevator into the lobby when the elevator suddenly dropped downwards. At least three other people were still in the elevator when this tragedy occurred. Although the witnesses may not have exhibited physical injuries, they must...

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Most Common Injuries Suffered by Carpenters on NYC Construction Sites

New statistics indicate that carpenters and all other New York City construction site workers now face even greater threats to their safety while on the job. In fact, during one recent year, construction worker deaths rose by four percent – leading to 937 lost lives. Carpenters are among those handling the most highly detailed construction site tasks. While some specialize in building frameworks for floors, walls and doorframes, others spend their days building staircases, shelving and window frames. In addition, carpenters must master the use of many potentially dangerous tools. On some days, they must also climb up high on ladders...

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Motorcycle Accidents Jeopardize NYC Public Safety

Motorcycle accident lawyer

Nearly every month, several NYC motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries or deaths. The last quarter of 2018 proved to be no exception, especially in the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. The motorcycle and vehicle accidents described below unfolded like many others – with one or more drivers either speeding or losing control of their vehicles prior to each deadly incident. A careful review of these crashes helps us all stay aware of the special dangers we often encounter when we drive distracted, travel too close to others -- or fail to drive defensively. After each accident has...

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Man Charged in Crash that Killed Motorcyclist

Police have charged a man from Rome for a crash that happened on the New York State Thruway last year. This accident killed a motorcyclist. Everett L. Taylor, 23, is being charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident as well as many other charges. The accident happened between Taylor who was in a 2008 Hyundai and the driver of the motorcycle, Joseph A. Perrotti from Utica. Perotti and his passenger were seriously injured and taken to the hospital. Perrotti died of his injuries on June 2. An investigation showed that Taylor kept driving and never stopped after the accident happened. If you’ve been...

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Albany Accident on I-87

Albany Accident on I-87

  An accident in Albany was reported at around 10 at night on April 30. The accident occurred going northbound on I-87 and eastbound on I-90 at Exit 24. The northbound incident was cleared quickly after and traffic was normal. This is all that is known about this accident at this time. As more information becomes available we will keep you posted. We want to bring you current stories about accident news across New York. Sometimes, we will only know a few details at first. When we learn more, we will pass that information onto you. If you’ve been seriously hurt in a...

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Injury Accident Lower Hudson Valley

An accident occurred in the Lower Hudson Valley at around noon on May 1. The accident involved personal injury. The accident happened going southbound on I-87 at exit 15A. The accident caused the left lane to be blocked. The incident was cleared a couple of hours later. The extent of the injuries is not known at this time. We always want to bring you initial accident reports so that you can know what's going on and avoid certain areas. As more information about these accidents is made available, we will keep you posted. Have you been seriously injured in a car accident that...

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Police Identify Suspect in Hit-and-Run

On May 1 in Geneseo, Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies have identified the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run that led to the death of one person. They have also said that the person is not yet in custody. They say that 54-year-old Valeri Belioutsa hit and killed Nicholas Iannarelli. The accident happened on Saturday morning while Nicholas was walking on Route 63 near Court Street. He was wearing dark clothing at the time of the incident. The company that Belioutsa works for is cooperating with the investigation. They say the investigation as being treated as a criminal one but...

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Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Crash

A New York motorcyclist was severely hurt in a crash that happened on Route 7 going Southbound on Monday night of April 30. Nathan Spiro from Bedford was driving south on Route 7 when he lost control of his motorcycle. The police report that two other vehicles were involved in the accident. The vehicles included a 2014 Jeep Compass Latitude that was being driven by Jorge Rodriguez-Novascatala and a 2007 Prius that was being driven by Kathleen Sophia Abouzeide. The drivers of the vehicles were not hurt in the accident, and the cars did not need to be towed. The Route 7 southbound area near...

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Accident at Cadman Plaza

An accident in New York, New York, was reported in the evening on May 1. The accident occurred at Cadman Plaza. This accident was reported to be minor. As we work to bring you accident news stories across the state, we will bring you initial reports. These reports often only have a few details such as where the accident occurred. These reports are meant to alert people in the area about what is going on. As more information about these accidents becomes available, we will keep you posted. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident and you are looking at serious...

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Accident in Greenpoint

We are always doing our best to bring you current stories about accidents in New York. We are looking to bring you stories as they happen. As we do so, we will bring you emerging reports about accidents in the state. These reports might only have a few details in them. Once we learn more about these accidents, we will keep you posted. An accident was reported in Greenpoint on April 30 at around 6:30 in the evening. The accident occurred at the Williamsburg Bridge at Exit 32. The lane was reported to be blocked because of the accident. The accident...

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