This week a number of accidents took place in Manhattan and one of those accidents includes a woman who was struck and severely injured by a dump truck.
Manhattan Based Accidents
Two Cab Drivers Flee An Accident That Left One Woman Dead
According to police, a woman was struck and killed by a cab on the Upper East Side on September 13, 2017. The woman was left to die in the street by two cab drivers who fled the scene of the accident.
Before she was struck the woman fell out of the rear passenger door of a yellow 2015 Toyota Camry that was going south on Lexington Ave around 5 o’clock in the morning. The driver of the yellow taxi drove off and left his fallen passenger behind. A few minutes after her fall, a second yellow cab going downtown on Lexington Ave. ran over the woman and drove east on E. 68th St.
Medics transported the woman to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where she later died. The woman has not been identified yet because she did not have an ID on her. Some witnesses stated that the woman was homeless and was often seen in the area.
One of the cab drivers was found and arrested. He was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and reckless endangerment. The other cab driver is still being looked for.
Citi Bike Rider Seriously Injured In Midtown
A woman who was riding a Citi Bike in Midtown on Monday, September 11, 2017, was severely injured when she was struck by a dump truck.
According to the police, the 27-year-old cyclist was heading down Seventh Avenue close to West 30th Street side-by-side a large truck when it struck her. She was hit as she was trying to make a right-hand turn. Her body was partially pinned under the truck.
She suffered serious injuries to her legs where witnesses stated that they could see the bone coming out. In this case, it is unclear if someone will be charged because the woman was not in the bike lane. The truck driver claimed that he did not see the cyclist.
The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital where she is expected to survive. The truck driver was given oxygen because he was so shaken by the accident.
Woman Suing For Tree Limb Accident In Central Park
The tree problem in Central Park is leading to one woman suing the park for an accident she suffered there. The 64-year-old woman is suing the city and Central Park Conservancy for falling timber.
The victim was walking through the park between West 75th and West 74th streets when she was struck and violently dropped to the ground by a falling tree limb.
According to the woman’s legal representation, she was pinned down by the tree and had to be rescued by paramedics. She suffered injuries to her head, neck, left hip, left elbow, right knee, and right foot, as stated in her court papers.
She is suing for an unspecified amount as she blames the city and the conservancy for not maintaining the tree in a reasonably safe condition. The lawsuit also states, the limb was either decaying or was diseased as it fell from at least 40 feet up.
This is not the first incident where someone has suffered injuries from trees falling in Central Park.
What To Do After An Accident Happens
When an accident happens, so much is unknown that can leave people at a loss. Regardless of the situation, if an accident took place and you were not in the wrong, like the woman who was injured by a tree in Central Park, seeking legal help is the right thing to do. Consulting knowledgeable attorneys is necessary to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve when an accident occurs. The lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C.have extensive experience in a variety of personal injury accidents and they will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you justly deserve.