In densely populated cities like New York, even responsible citizens can get involved in preventable accidents because of the negligence of others. In our Bronx Accident Report, our Bronx personal injury lawyers take a look at some recent examples of negligent accidents from in and around the borough.
Young Boy Fatally Struck By Bus While Riding Scooter In The Bronx
A 7-year-old boy was killed after being struck by an MTA bus while riding a motorized scooter in the Bronx on Saturday, May 26. His family has filed a $15.5 million lawsuit against the MTA, claiming that the driver was negligent when he struck the boy. No criminal charges were filed and witnesses have said that the driver did not run a red light, but the family’s lawyer says there are conflicting claims and that the driver may have been speeding.
Man Strikes Several Vehicles, Leads Police On Chase
A man was charged with reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating while impaired, reckless driving, and driving with no license after leading police on a wild car chase from Manhattan into the Bronx on May 27. The driver was pulled over by police at Payson Avenue and Dykman Street in Inwood and attempted to flee. He struck several NYPD and other parked cars before driving away on the sidewalk. Eventually, he drove the wrong way on the Mosholu Parkway and struck a parked Toyota RAV4, when police apprehended him and ended the chase.
Security Guard Killed, Construction Worker Injured In Construction Accident
A security guard was killed and a construction worker was injured in a construction accident in Manhattan on Saturday, May 26. A glass panel fell from the top of the building, which is set to be the second-tallest skyscraper in the United States. The security guard was standing below when it fell on top of him. He was pronounced dead at the scene at the construction worker was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The NYC Department of Buildings issued a full stop-work order following the accident.
5 Injured In Bronx Car Accident
Five people, including at least one pedestrian, suffered minor injuries in a car accident in the Bronx on Friday, May 18. The accident happened at around 11:20 am. at 175th Street and Grand Concourse. The 46-year-old driver was traveling northbound on Grand Concourse and East 173rd Street when he struck a parked car and an occupied vehicle. He attempted to flee, striking several other parked vehicles, trees, and another occupied car. He then struck another vehicle at a red light at 175th Street and Grand Concourse, pushing that second vehicle into a 73-year-old female pedestrian who suffered severe body trauma. She was listed in critical condition.
Police took the driver into custody and charged him with reckless endangerment, assault, and other offenses.