As discussed more generally in the Childbirth Injuries section, the birth of a child is a wonderful yet fraught time in any parent’s life. While medical advances have made childbirth exponentially safer than it was even 100 years ago, one type of birth injury is still quite common: brachial plexus injuries. [1] The brachial plexus…

New York prosecutors assert that a pickup truck driver was likely legally intoxicated when his vehicle collided with a limousine and have charged him accordingly. However, the accident may be more complicated than claims of a drunk driver causing a car accident. The preliminary evidence regarding the crash implies that the driver of the limousine…

According to the New York City Health Department, any apartment building in which children age 10 and under are residing must have protective bars or guards on the windows in the common areas, such as the stairwells. On Thursday, May 21, there was no protective guard on the window of the fifth floor landing of…

When New York law enforcement agencies investigate accidents, some of the actions of drivers might leave them scratching their heads in wonder. For instance, a driver recently came to a stop on Interstate 90, which led to a truck vs. car accident. It could be some time before authorities are able to understand what happened….

A construction accident on April 24 led to the death of a New York construction company owner. According to the New York City Fire Department’s deputy chief, mechanical failure led to the fatal accident, which occurred in Midtown Manhattan. The owner was working at a hotel site that is slated to be built up from…

According to the World Health Organization, as many as half a million people suffer a spinal cord injury each year around the world. The organization has reported that many of these injuries are incurred as a result of motor vehicle accidents, although falls and violence play a part as well. Teenage girls, young adult males…

A pedestrian was attempting to cross the street in Queens around 11:30 p.m. on April 1 when a vehicle hit the man and then fled the scene. The 61-year-old victim was taken to Flushing Hospital but succumbed to his injuries. At the time of the accident, authorities arrived to find the unconscious man in the…

Police in New York took a 36-year-old woman into custody in the early morning hours of March 13 after a two-car accident claimed the life of a Long Island man. The woman has been charged with driving under the influence, but authorities say that she will likely face additional charges as the investigation into the…

Residents of New York may be interested in the statistics about large truck accidents provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety division. A large truck is defined as one that weighs more than 10,000 pounds, and accidents with a vehicle this size can cause catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Often, large truck…

One person died in a head-on collision on Dec. 6, according to authorities. A 71-year-old Greenport man is facing driving while intoxicated charges in relation to the accident. The crash took place around 6:54 p.m., when the Greenport man crossed into oncoming traffic on Route 25 and struck another vehicle, purportedly. The 71-year-old man was…

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