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September 2013 Archives

Work-related injuries in wastewater blast claim New York man

A 58-year-old steamfitter working at an upstate New York wastewater treatment plant was killed by an accidental explosion, according to police and the man's family. His on-the-job injuries were sustained during a fiery blast that occurred while he and another worker were welding a pipe inside a storage tank. The steamfitter suffered third-degree burns over most of his body, his mother said, and he died at a burn center in Boston. The other man was also injured in the incident, receiving burns on his arms and face, and was treated and released from a hospital in Syracuse.

Hit-and-run accident results in one injured

New York drivers may be interested to hear that a New Jersey man was taken into police custody after he allegedly drove down a one-way street before causing an accident and leaving the scene. According to the report, the 39-year-old man drove down the street in the wrong direction and collided with a Honda driven by a 27-year-old female driver. The man allegedly drove further down the road and struck three parked vehicles before turning onto another street, where he hit a fourth car. The vehicle came to a stop and the man allegedly abandoned his vehicle.

NYPD Should be Ashamed: No Charges For Running Over Schoolkids On Queens Sidewalk

The SUV driver who plowed into five teenagers on a Queens sidewalk yesterday morning has not been charged with any crime nor issued any summonses.  The crash in Queens resulted in very serious injuries:  The teens survived the crash with various injuries--it appears Ashley Khan, 13, got the worst of it. DNAinfo reports that Khan suffered a compound fracture to her left leg and a broken pelvis when she was pinned under the SUV. Another girl's back was broken.

Dozens of injuries following bus and car accident in New York

In New York, a Brooklyn bus collided with a car in a crash that hurt more than three dozen people. All told, 41 people were injured in the car accident, including occupants of the bus and the car. Authorities stated that the injuries were not life-threatening. Of the victims taken to local hospitals, 12 were reported to have suffered serious injuries, and 29 received minor injuries in the incident.

New York car accident leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

A 71-year-old woman died and two other women were injured as the result of a car accident that occurred in New York on Aug. 31 around 4 p.m. The collision occurred in Brookhaven when a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu ran into a 2011 Chrysler 300 that was attempting to make a turn from near Horseblock Road onto Montauk Highway, authorities said.