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August 2020 Archives

N.J. Transit 156 Bus Crash Near Lincoln Tunnel, At Least 14 Injured

A Saturday morning in New York City turned tragic when a serious bus crash harmed at least 14 people, one critically. The incident occurred near Lincoln Tunnel at around 9:30 a.m. on August 29, 2020. An N.J. Transit 156 line bus was en route to Port Authority from Fort Lee when it crashed into a barrier on a ramp at 39th Street and Ninth Avenue, according to the Fire Department.

Stolen SUV Crashes Into MTA Bus in Brooklyn, Injuring Many

A stolen vehicle was the cause of a frightening multi-vehicle crash involving an MTA bus in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 13, 2020. It all happened at approximately 6:00 p.m. at the intersection of East 87th Street and Avenue M in Canarsie, when a stolen car sped through a stop sign, slamming into a B103 bus. This caused the bus to crash into another SUV, wedging it between a tree. Over a dozen people were injured in the three-vehicle crash, including the driver of the vehicle that the MTA bus slammed into, two teens in the stolen car, nine passengers on the bus, and the driver of the bus, according to the MTA. All were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.

BOM Achieves #1 Verdict, Top Results in NYLJ's Annual Report

Block O'Toole & Murphy attained a record-breaking verdict of $110,174,972--the number one verdict in all of New York State--as well as the top second and third settlements ($11,500,000 and $11,000,000), as listed in the New York Law Journal's recently-released 2019 Top Verdicts and Settlements report. Overall, with published and unpublished results considered, the firm recovered over $250,000,000 on behalf of their injured clients in 2019. 

Tragic Tractor-Trailer Accident Kills Bronx Mother and Children

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on the night of Sunday, August 2, 2020, a tractor-trailer rear-ended a Bronx family's car as they were driving home from vacation on the New York State Thruway, outside the town of Ulster. The mother, 47-year-old Zulika Salim, and two of her children, 10-year-old Justin Gayapersad and 14-year-old Chelsea Gayapersad, were sitting in the backseat at the time of the crash and sadly passed away as a result of the accident.

Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Fall at UES Townhouse

On Monday August 3, 2020, an unidentified construction worker was seriously injured when he fell through a plank and into the cellar of an Upper East Side townhouse. Workers were demolishing part of the interior at 1083 Fifth Ave. at approximately 8:00 a.m. when the incident occurred. The worker was taken to a nearby hospital; according to the FDNY, his injuries are serious but not life-threatening.  

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