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.
While New York has some excellent ski resorts, many aren't aware of the high risk of an accident until they have already been injured. More than 40 people die each year in the U.S. from skiing/snowboarding accidents, on average, according to the National Ski Areas Association (SKAA).
With Halloween activities and fall sports in full swing, October can be a particularly fun month for children of all ages. However, kids often forget about their own safety and October can be a particularly dangerous month for children.
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.
Tony Stewart is one of NASCAR's most accomplished drivers, but he made headlines for a different reason in August. The professional driver was competing in a dirt-track race in upstate New York when he hit and killed a 20-year-old man, Kevin Ward Jr., while he was outside his vehicle.
The most popular youth sport in America needs to make serious changes immediately, according to a recent lawsuit brought against the U.S. Soccer Federation, FIFA and other organizations.
The tragic death of a NYC correction officer on Wednesday has brought the issue of skydiving safety to the forefront. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating the fatal Long Island accident while the victim's family anxiously awaits answers.
A New York man died after a mysterious upstate boat accident in Bolton Landing. Investigators were hopeful that an autopsy would shed light on what caused the 21-foot Steiger watercraft to crash into rocks and trees along the Lake George shoreline, but many questions still remain unanswered.
A woman was riding a roller coaster with her son when the unthinkable happened: Her restraint failed. Moments earlier, witnesses said they heard the victim, Rosy Esparza, tell an amusement park employee that she didn't hear her T-bar restraint click twice, as it was supposed to.