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NYC Sanitation Truck Kills Maria Cruz, 80, in Bronx Hit and Run

A sand-spreading truck owned by the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) struck and killed 80-year-old Maria Cruz in the Bronx as she crossed the street at a crosswalk on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019. The truck driver then left the scene, though he has since been located by police.

14 Students Injured in School Bus Crash in Gloucester County, NJ

Fourteen students from the Gloucester County Institute of Technology were hospitalized after the bus they were in collided with a tractor trailer in Gloucester County, New Jersey on Monday, January 7th, 2019. The driver of the tractor trailer was critically injured and taken to Crozer Chester Medical Center to be treated.

Truck Driver Arrested After Striking & Killing 71-Year-Old Man in Brooklyn

A truck driver has been arrested for failure to yield and failure to exercise due care after striking and killing a 71-year-old man in a crosswalk at the corner of McDonald Ave. and Cortelyou Road in Kensington, Brooklyn on Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

Bronx Collision Between MTA Bus and FDNY Fire Truck Leaves 26 Injured

Dozens were injured when a fire truck, which was responding to a medical emergency and which had its lights on and sirens blaring, collided with an MTA bus at the intersection of East 175th Street and Webster Avenue in the Bronx neighborhood of Mount Hope. 

Gloria Prietto, 81, Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Long Island

Tragedy occurred when 81-year-old Gloria Prietto was struck and killed by a dump truck in Bay Shore, Long Island on the morning of Friday, November 16, 2018. The accident occurred on the Sunrise Highway South Service Road near Redmond Avenue. 

US News Names BOM to 2019 Best Law Firms List for Personal Injury

Block O'Toole & Murphy is honored to be recognized once again as a Tier 1 New York City law firm for both Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs as well as Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, the highest regional ranking in the 2019 "Best Law Firms" list released in collaboration by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Two Charged with Safety Violations after Harlem Crane Accident

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has levied charges of felony assault and reckless endangerment against two construction company managers for the East Harlem crane accident which left two construction workers with life-altering brain and spinal injuries and occurred on June 25th, 2018.

93% of NYC Private Garbage Trucks Declared Unsafe by NYPD

After numerous serious and fatal accidents involving private garbage trucks, the NYPD ran a week-long crackdown on the industry and pulled 132 of 142 inspected commercial sanitation trucks off the road for dangerous infractions such as malfunctioning brakes, low tire pressure and defective steering columns.