Sometimes, life in the Bronx can be dangerous. When the people around us behave negligently and cause accidents, innocent victims can suffer serious injuries. Our accident and legal news report for January 10th takes a look at some recent examples of headlines from the Bronx over the past few weeks.
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Parents Of Toddlers Killed By Radiator Explosion Sue NYC
The parents of two toddlers who were killed in a 2016 radiator explosion in the Bronx have sued New York City. The lawsuit was filed in Bronx State Supreme Court in September and accuses the city of negligence, alleging that they ignored dangerous conditions at the building and other sites where landlords operate homeless shelters. The suit also names the building’s owner and the Bushwick Economic Development Corporation for negligence.
The married couple lost their 1 and 2-year-old daughters in December of 2016 after a radiator’s steam filled a room and fatally burned the two toddlers. According to the family, the accident was preventable because the building owner had been notified of the radiator’s dangerous condition.
NYPD Sergeant Charged For Fellow Officer’s Death In Bronx Accident
An NYPD sergeant who was driving drunk and flipped his vehicle, killing a rookie cop in the passenger seat, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving. The two officers were on their way home after spending the day at an NYPD firing range when the driver, who was speeding, lost control of his vehicle, struck a tree stump and flipped over near City Island. The accident resulted in a fire.
The driver had to be pulled from the vehicle by two of his fellow officers who arrived at the scene as they were also on their way home from the firing range. He was formally charged last Wednesday, January 3rd. His alcohol level was tested at .12, which was significantly over the legal limit of .08.
Bronx Man’s Legs Amputated Following Car Accident
A man and woman were severely injured after their vehicle was struck on the side of the road on Interstate 95 in the Bronx. The man’s car broke down on the highway and his girlfriend was at the scene helping him when her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer, causing it to explode.
The man had both of his legs amputated because of severe injuries, while his girlfriend may also need to have one of her legs amputated. No lawsuit has been filed, but the couple’s lawyer says that the option is still on the table.
Drunk Driver Crashes Porsche Into Bronx Playground
A drunk driver lost control of his vehicle, crashed through a fence, and landed upside-down in a Bronx playground on Saturday, December 30. The driver was speeding on the Henry Hudson Parkway near W. 231st St. in Riverdale around 7:15 a.m. when he lost control of his Porsche. The vehicle exited the highway, struck a light pole, and crashed into the playground.
The driver was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital and was listed in critical condition. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. According to sources, he smelled of alcohol and was in possession of cocaine. Charges are pending.