The recent snowstorm gave plenty of New York children an opportunity for fun, but a growing number of municipalities are deciding to ban kids from downhill sledding. The idea is not embraced by most city councils, but many places have decided that the risk of a multi-million-dollar injury lawsuit is too great.
Even the best parent or babysitter cannot have eyes on a child every second, but that is all the time it takes for a toddler or baby to go tumbling down a set of stairs. When a young child (5 or younger) falls down the stairs and needs medical treatment, a head injury is present 75 percent of the time.
A 16-year-old Long Island boy died from a football collision last week. The youth athlete was playing for the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats when he was injured in what was described as a "typical football play," by school superintendent Steven Cohen.
Ask people about the safety of motorcycles and you would often hear them described as "dangerous" or maybe hear the nickname "donorcycle." Even adventurous author Jack Kerouac refused to climb on one, referring to them as "murdercycles."
More than 40 sightseers had to be evacuated from the emergency exit of a tour bus on Thursday. The bus crashed into scaffolding in Midtown Manhattan, blocking the vehicle's main exit. Broken glass and debris made the rescue especially difficult.
Albertson residents have long complained that many motorists treat Roslyn Road as a racetrack. The street has a 30 mph speed limit, but drivers often go twice that speed or more.
A 73-year-old man is suing New York City after a Citi Bike accident in October left him with permanent injuries.
A 35-year-old mother was helping her three children cross the street when a SUV slammed into them. Suffolk County police said the children and woman were lawfully using the crosswalk when a Chevy Trailblazer driven by a 49-year-old man hit and injured them.
Many Construction Accidents can be prevented if property owners, contractors, subcontrators follow the law and provide protection for the men and women who work at these dangerous jobs. The NYC Department of Buildings just completed a survey with the following statistics only 55% of the construction sites were in compliance with existing rules and regulations. 33% of the job sites were out of compliance and 12% of the sites were so far out of compliance that the work site had to be closed down. Construction workers who are injured on the job are losing income and their health unnecessarily. People working at a height without protection or on inadequate scaffolding will suffer serious injuries including fractures and head injuries; improperly secured equipment can cause permanent injuries to workers.
Two people were walking at the Bay Ridge intersection of Fourth Avenue and 82nd Street when a car hit them Tuesday morning. A woman suffered head injuries and is listed in serious condition at Brooklyn's Lutheran Medical Center. The second victim was also hospitalized for physical trauma.