This week’s New York accident report roundup includes two taxi related crashes with one that left an elderly woman dead.
Three People Injured By A Cab Crash, Including A Toddler
On Sunday, July 30, 2017, three people were injured, including a toddler, when a two cab crash on the Upper East Side pushed one taxi onto the sidewalk.
According to witnesses, a taxi van going west on E. 85th St. ran a red light, crashed into another cab and pushed it onto the sidewalk dining area of a Wahlburgers restaurant on Second Avenue. Witnesses stated that it sounded like a bomb because it was extremely loud.
It was also reported that one of the taxi cabs was T-boned in what looked like a “slow motion” crash that actually helped many of the restaurant customers to get out of the way. The accident could have been a lot worse as well if the there had not been a slow pace and a railing outside of the restaurant.
The taxi crashed through tables and chairs. One of the injured parties was a 1-year-old boy who was sitting in a stroller next to his father.
Both the taxi-cab drivers stayed at the scene of the accident and neither driver was charged as of Sunday night July 30, 2017.
Cab Driver Charged For Striking An 80-Year-Old Pedestrian
Another yellow cab was involved in a pedestrian accident on the Upper East Side on Friday afternoon, July 29, 2017.
According to police, a 49-year-old taxi- cab driver was driving east on Third Ave. at 70th St. when he made a left turn and subsequently hit an 80-year-old woman who was walking in the crosswalk. According to witnesses the driver hit her and dragged her and “smashed” her whole side.
The 80-year-old woman was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The cab driver stayed on the scene of the accident and was charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian.
Water Taxi Crashes Into A Manhattan Dock
On Friday afternoon, July 29, 2017, a New York Water Taxi crashed into a dock on the West Side of Manhattan. The crash injured almost 30 passengers.
According to Fire Department sources, the injuries ranged from minor to serious although none of them were life-threatening. The accident happened a little after 4 p.m. at Pier 79 off of 40th Street. Passengers were evaluated at the scene for injuries, and some of them were transported to a hospital.
A representative for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, which owns New York City Water Taxi, stated that the incident is being investigated by the Maritime Association. Maritime Association regulates the commercial boating industry in the port of New York.
New York Man Dies From Northway Crash Injuries
State police in Plattsburgh New York confirmed that an NY man died from injuries he suffered when he crashed his Corvette into two other vehicles on the Northway close to the Canadian border.
The 41-year-old man of Plattsburgh died on Tuesday morning, August 1, 2017, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. According to police, the man’s 2000 Chevy Corvette went out of control after it entered Interstate 87’s northbound lanes. The car went across the median into the southbound lanes and ended up crashing into two other vehicles.
One of the injured drivers was a woman from New York who suffered a broken leg. A Canadian man and his passenger were also treated and released. The accident closed the southbound lanes for almost seven hours.
Getting Help After An Accident
Accidents can happen in many ways and if you or a loved one is involved in an accident where the fault lay with someone else, it is important to seek legal help.
The lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. have a wealth of experience with a variety of accident cases and will help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.