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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Yu Qing Chen Tragically Hit and Killed by MTA Bus in Brooklyn

A Brooklyn pedestrian tragically passed away after she was hit by an MTA bus in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. At approximately 8pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Yu Qing Chen was crossing the street within a marked crosswalk when a B6 bus traveling west on Stillwell Avenue made a right turn and struck her.

12 Most Dangerous Intersections in NYC for Pedestrians & Cyclists

Launched by the de Blasio administration in 2014, the Vision Zero program began a city-wide effort to completely eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries. While progress is being made (last year saw the fewest traffic fatalities in New York City on record), traffic accidents and fatalities are still a reality of life for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers across the five boroughs.

Commercial Waste Disposal in NYC is Dangerous and Needs to Change

A light was recently shone on the shadowy world of commercial garbage collection in New York City by Errol Louis, respected New York Daily News columnist and host of NY1's "Inside City Hall." When thinking of the inhuman conditions that commercial sanitation workers face and the danger this presents to the public, Louis writes, the person to remember is Mouctar Diallo.

Pedestrian Safety Initiative: See! Be Seen! - Long Island & Upstate NY

In an ongoing attempt to keep New York pedestrians safe, a new public service announcement called See! Be Seen! will begin airing June 15th until June 28th, courtesy of the New York State Department of Health. 

Hazmat Situation After Auto Accident in Scottsville, New York

Two people were injured in Scottsville, New York when a medical transport van failed to stop at a stop sign and flashing red light, colliding with a tanker truck filled with nearly 2,000 gallons of gas and diesel fuel.

NYC Private Sanitation--Unsafe Working Conditions, High Fatalities

Trash and recycling disposal is the fifth-most dangerous job in America by fatality rate, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But in New York City, residential sanitation is publically-run, while commercial garbage disposal is privately-owned-and the safety records between the two are very different. In 2017, private sanitation trucks killed seven people in New York City, while municipal sanitation trucks haven't caused a fatality since 2014, according to an investigative piece done by ProPublica.