Every day in New York City, responsible people are injured due to the negligence of irresponsible ones. Preventable accidents can change lives forever, and sometimes, families are forced to grieve over a life lost too soon due to negligence. Our Bronx accident report looks at some recent examples from throughout the borough and surrounding areas. If your family is suffering because of injuries or a death in a preventable accident, our Bronx personal injury lawyers can help you find justice and financial compensation.
Bronx Hospital Shooting Victim Files Lawsuit Against Hospital, Gun Retailer
One of the victims of a mass shooting at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in June of 2017 is suing the hospital and the gun store that sold the shooter his weapon. The first-year medical resident claims that the shooter’s unauthorized entry into the hospital was a result of an “ineffective security system” and negligent human resources department. He believes the hospital could have done more to prevent this tragedy and protect the victims.
The lawsuit also claims that the upstate New York gun shop that sold the weapon did not perform a sufficient background check before the sale, and did not check with the police department to make sure he had a permit for a semi-automatic weapon.
The victim also believes his serious injuries could have consequences for his career as a doctor.
NYPD Officer Injured By Suspect In Hit-And-Run
An NYPD officer was injured after he was struck by a car fleeing a traffic stop in the Bronx on Thursday, February 22. The cop pulled over a vehicle on W. 183rd St. near Grand Ave. in the University Heights section of the borough at about 10:05, when the driver sped away and struck the cop.
He suffered a minor leg injury in the incident, as fellow officers tried to find the fleeing motorist. The suspect has been identified and his vehicle was found near the scene.
Off-Duty Corrections Officer Arrested After Firing Weapon In Car Accident Confrontation
An NYC corrections officer was arrested after firing his service weapon following a minor traffic accident in the Bronx on Thursday, February 8. The 53-year-old CO got into a collision with another driver at around 6 pm on Colden Avenue in the Williamsbridge section of the borough.
Following the accident, the two drivers got into a heated verbal exchange. The CO then took out his gun and fired one shot into the tires of the other driver’s vehicle.
Officers arrested the man and charged him with criminal possession of a firearm, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief.
7 Injured In Wrong-Way Accident On The Bronx River Parkway
A man has been charged with drunken driving and other offenses after sparking a wrong-way crash which injured seven people on the Bronx River Parkway in Yonkers in the early morning hours of Friday, February 9. Six of the victims were from the same family, who had just arrived in the city at LaGuardia Airport. Their vehicle was traveling north when it was struck by the drunk driver.
The drunk driver’s 2012 Nissan Murano crashed head-on into the family’s rented Dodge Journey at about 3:13 am. The parkway was shut down between the Cross County and Sprain Brook parkways following the accident and reopened at around 9 am.
The six relatives were treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, including head trauma, leg injuries, and neck and back pain. The victims ranged from 15 to 50 years old.
The driver has been charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving.