This week’s accident report includes wrongful death, drunk driving, and pedestrian-related accidents.
Bronx Related Accidents
Police Cars Injure Two People
On Wednesday night September 20, 2017, a police car injured a woman on a Bronx street. According to reports, the patrol car struck a 54-year-old pedestrian on the corner of E. 178th St.and Washington Ave. in Mt. Eden.
The man was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital in serious but stable condition. On the same night, another cop car struck a 5-year-old boy on Staten Island. According to the boy’s father, his son was struck by a police car on Castleton Ave. in West Brighton. Thankfully the boy was not badly injured but was taken to the hospital.
Family Files A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For Police Related Death
A Bronx family is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit of their mentally ill brother. The man allegedly died after a cop subdued him with a stun gun. The family is planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the NYPD and the officer who used the stun gun.
The state attorney general’s office has already shown that it would not prosecute the officer in question, however, the man’s family is still going to pursue the lawsuit.
It was reported that the man who suffered from a learning disability died as a result of being tased three times in less than a minute. Police thought the man was holding a knife and acting erratically. The knife in question was actually a 12-ounce glass bottle of hot sauce.
The lawsuit is being filed in the Bronx Supreme Court.
New York State Accidents
New York Bus Accident Leaves Three People Dead
On September 18, 2017, a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus accident left three people dead and 16 others injured. The accident took place when the MTA bus collided with a private tour bus in Queens, New York. One of the buses crashed into a building.
The Dahlia Travel and Tours bus crashed into a building and the driver of the bus was killed in the incident. Of the deceased was also a passenger in the MTA bus and a pedestrian on the sidewalk.
The accident was described as horrific while firefighters and first responders rushed to the deadly crash in the early hours of the morning. According to authorities, the MTA bus was attempting to make a right turn when it was struck by the private bus heading east on Northern Boulevard. This caused the city bus to flip around.
Of the 16 hurt people, five were in critical condition. It was later discovered that the driver of the tour bus had his license suspended two years ago. His license was suspended after he drove drunk and crashed into three people in Connecticut. At the time of this accident, the tour bus driver was working as an MTA bus driver.
Upstate NY Man Charged With Homicide For DUI Accident
An Upstate New York man was recently charged with homicide after he struck and killed a bicyclist. It is alleged that the man was driving drunk when the accident took place.
The Ulster County Sheriff’s Office stated that the 40-year-old man was driving his Nissan X-Terra while under the influence of alcohol in Esopus when he struck a man on a bicycle. The struck vctim was identified as a 41-year-old man from Kingston. He was transported to the Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley. Unfortunately, the bicyclist later died from injuries.
The drunk driver was charged with felony aggravated vehicular homicide and is being held in Ulster County Jail without bail. This is not the first charge for this driver, he was previously charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with a 2000 accident in Rhinebeck. The 2000 accident led to the death of a 32-year-old man. He admitted to having drunk 18 beers before he proceeded to drive his pickup truck.
This accident led to the man being sentenced to a maximum of three years in state prison. It is not clear if he will get the same sentence for a similar incident this time around.