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Homicide Charges In Detached Boat Death

In September 2014, we commented on a tragic accident where two bicyclists were violently struck by a boat that had just unexpectedly detached from a pickup truck in Staten Island. One of the victims, Alexa Cioffi, was killed and the other, Briana Emanuele, was seriously injured. Now, the driver of the pickup truck, Michael Khmil, is facing jail time after a grand jury indicted him on Manslaughter charges. How did this tragic accident happen and what should you know moving forward?

55 Year-Old Jodi McGrath Killed by Sanitation Truck

In the City that never sleeps, it seems that more and more frequently drivers are sleeping behind the wheel, causing fatal accidents. Earlier this week, New York City experienced another senseless loss when a garbage truck struck and killed 55-year-old Jodi McGrath as she was crossing the street in Manhattan.

Fatal Error Costs Pilot Joseph Milo His Life

small airplane.jpgAn inexcusable mistake by an air traffic controller led to the death of pilot Joseph Milo earlier this month, according to reports released by the NTSB. The air traffic controller directed the pilot, who was operating a plane that was experiencing some mechanical difficulties, to a landing strip that no longer exists. Instead of being directed to a safe area, the air traffic controller directed Milo to land in an area which is now occupied by an industrial building. The confusion lead to a failed emergency landing on a LIRR track, killing the pilot and injuring the passenger. Senseless.

Garbage Truck Accident Kills Staten Island Woman

Yet another truck accident involving a city sanitation truck has killed a New York City resident, this time on Staten Island. An elderly woman was returning from her daily trip to the local store to get her paper and coffee when she was hit crossing the street at Clove Road and Delafield Avenue in West Brighton at 7:30 AM last Friday.

Dangers of Brain Injury Highlighted by Death of Duchess Camilla's Brother

The New York brain injury lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP, are following the sad report involving Mark Shand, the 62-year-old brother of the Duchess of York, Camilla Parker Bowles, who died Wednesday from a brain injury suffered when he slipped and fell outside The Rose Bar at the Gramercy Hotel in Manhattan. We extend our thoughts and prayers to Mr. Shand's family, and commend him for the charity work that he tirelessly performed as a conservationist, the very work that brought him to New York City for his ultimately tragic visit.

Pregnant Woman Struck & Killed By Snow Plow in Bay Ridge

The serious accident attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been fielding questions about how the severe winter weather has impacted the safety of New Yorkers. Well, a tragic story is unfolding that shows how significant an impact the weather can really have.

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