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Month: January 2014

Two Recent Cement Truck Accidents in New York City

Cement trucks were involved in two recent serious trucking accidents recently. On January 18, a woman on the upper East Side of Manhattan was hit by a cement truck, severing her leg. The second truck accident occurred in the Bronx on January 20 when a driver lost...

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New York City Police Now Focusing on Traffic Safety

The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have long been chronicling the need for sharper focus on and attention to traffic crashes. There has been an unprecedented rash of collisions in New York City in the past few years, leading to cries for systemic change. The...

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Jobs More Important Than Workplace Safety in Some Cases

The recent chemical spill that made the drinking water supply unsafe for hundreds of thousands of people in West Virginia illustrates a fundamental challenge when trying to prevent workplace accidents: People don't wish to report workplace safety violations because...

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Tour Bus Accident Kills Beloved Alexander Shear, 73

73-year-old Alexander Shear was beloved as a true New York City treasure, known for his vast antique collection and infectious personality. Tragically, he is now also known as a person who lost their life in another New York City pedestrian accident.Shear's life was...

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Doctor Samantha Lee Killed in Tragic Ambulance Crash

Doctor Samantha Lee was killed on Manhattan's upper-west side over the weekend in yet another pedestrian accident. Dr. Lee, a 26-year-old anesthesiologist resident at the Columbia University Medical Center, was struck and killed right in front of the building where...

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Pedestrian Accidents Are Growing At An Alarming Rate

The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been saying it for some time now: Something has to change with the way we are seeking to prevent and prosecute pedestrian accidents. Why? Nearly 400 pedestrians lost their lives since 2012 in New York City. Think about...

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Occurring at an Alarming Rate

The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been saying it for some time now: Something has to change with the way we are seeking to prevent and prosecute pedestrian traffic crashes. Why? Nearly 400 pedestrians have lost their lives since 2012 in New York City....

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