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October 2015 Archives

New York Doles Out $38M For Commuter Rail Accident Settlements

The legal costs for two Metro-North derailments, including one of the deadliest crashes in the commuter railroad's 33-year history, was more than $38.4 million and is set to climb in the years ahead, a Journal News report has found.

11-Year-Old Girl Critically Injured In Car Crash In L.I.

An 11-year-old girl was in critical condition after she flung from a car involved in a two-car crash in Long Island on Sunday morning, police said. Two other people, including a nine-year-old were injured in the accident as well.

Glenn Dolan of Morgan Levine Dolan Obtains Another 7 Figure Result

This month, partner Glenn Dolan of Morgan Levine Dolan negotiated a $1,650,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 53-year-old, union bus driver who sustained an exacerbation of prior neck injuries when her bus was hit by a van making an illegal turn across five lanes of traffic.   Our client received emergency room treatment two days after her accident, beginning a course of orthopedic care and pain management.  

Two Pedestrians Struck, Injured By Out-of-Control Car In Brooklyn

Two pedestrians were injured after a driver in an SUV struck an MTA bus and jumped a sidewalk curb at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Borough Park, according to reports. There was video footage of the incident.

Single-Car Collision Leaves 1 Man Dead, 1 Injured In Bronx

Wendell Cheeseboro, 29, of the Bronx was killed in a single-car crash on the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx on Wednesday morning, officials said. His 26-year-old passenger also injured in the incident.

Coca-Cola Truck Crashes Into Scaffolding, Killing 1, Injuring 6

One woman was killed and six people were injured after a Coca-Cola truck and a van collided into each other which forced the truck to slam into scaffolding outside of a Bronx apartment building on Monday afternoon, officials said.

Off-Duty Police Officer Saves Two From Burning Bus On L.I. Expressway

An off-duty NYPD officer rescued a bus driver and an aide from a burning school bus that rear-ended a tractor-trailer and burst into flames on the Long Island Expressway on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

College Student Killed In Front Of Separate Hit-and-Run Crash In L.I.

Anil John, 17, a Long Island college student and former Islip high school basketball player, was fatally struck by a car when he got out of his own vehicle to check it after a separate hit-and-run crash, officials said.

Pregnant Mom Dies From Fatal Car Crash In Staten Island

A pregnant mom died after being fatally struck by a car on Staten Island, officials said. Shannon Lies, 31, was leaving her job as a waitress at Mike's Place Diner in Annandale when a car going westbound on Hylan Boulevard hit her at about 11 p.m. on Monday.

Pedestrian Struck By NYU Bus In West Village

A woman was struck by a New York University bus at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 10th Street in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports. The woman, who was identified as being in her mid-30s, was taken away on a stretcher in an ambulance. The extent of her injuries was not known.

One Person Killed, Two Critically Injured In Queens Crash

One woman died and another woman and a two-year-old girl were critically injured in a fatal car crash involving at least two cars in Queens, according to reports. The accident occurred around 6 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue and 108th Street in Richmond Hill, Queens.

One Killed, 19 Injured From Coach Bus Crash On I-95

The driver of a coach bus that crashed into a tractor trailer on the I-95 has died on Wednesday afternoon, officials confirmed. Henry J. Woolfson, 31, of Hackensack, N.J., was killed when his bus rear-ended a truck near southbound Exit 14.

Worker Found Dead In Locked Hospital Bathroom After Days

Bronx Hospital worker Anthony Iuso, 44, was found dead inside a bathroom days after he went to the emergency room to get treated for an injured finger, sources said. Iuso was found locked inside a bathroom at Montefiore Medical Center where he worked.

Brooklyn Building Explosion Investigation Looks Into Possible Suicidal Motive

Officials positively identified Francisca Figueroa, 48, as the missing person who was pulled out of the rubble of a leveled Brooklyn building on Monday, sources said. Figueroa had been missing since Saturday when an explosion in her second floor apartment caused the building to collapse.

VT Tracks Where Amtrak Train Derailed Has Had Multiple Accidents Before

The train tracks where an Amtrak train derailed as a result of a rockslide in Vermont on Monday has had 54 accidents since 2006, including 14 derailments, according to the New York Times.

Former 'Housewives' Star Jill Zarin Knocked Unconscious In Manhattan Car Crash

Former "Real Housewives of New York" star Jill Zarin, 51, was knocked unconscious and hospitalized in New York City on Friday after getting into a car crash on FDR Drive, according to various sources.

Seven People Hurt From Amtrak Train Derailment In Vermont

A southbound Amtrak train left seven people injured in a derailment in central Vermont on Monday morning. There have been no reported deaths, officials said. The accident occurred in the town of Northfield, just 10 miles south of the state's capital, Montpelier.

Man Dies From Malfunctioning Elevator In Williamsburg

A Brooklyn man died from a malfunctioning elevator in Brooklyn on Friday morning, police said. Eran Modan, 37, originally from Tel Aviv, was in the elevator at 156 Hope Street, at about 4:18 a.m. when it got stuck between the lobby and first floor, several sources said.

Explosion, Building Collapse Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Missing, 3 Injured In Brooklyn

One person was killed, one person remains missing, and as many as three others were injured in a Saturday afternoon explosion that caused a residential building to collapse in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Officials have said that they believe the cause may have been a stove removal.

Newlywed Man Killed In Car Crash On L.I.

A newlywed man died in a car crash with a Suffolk County Transit Bus in Greenport, Long Island on Wednesday morning, officials said. Jeremiah Grunblatt, 42, of Brooklyn was driving with his wife, Keturah Grunblatt, 39, along Main Road, Route 25, near Safe Boulevard when the car veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a bus.

Four Kids Among Five Injured From Cab Crash In Bronx

Four children were among five people hurt when an Uber cab jumped a curb and crashed into a group of pedestrians in the Bronx near a school bus stop Wednesday morning, according to several reports. The accident occurred at Valentine Avenue and East 194th Street at around 8:30 a.m.