In our weekly accident round up report, New York City had several accidents in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. One of the fatal accidents involved a crane collapse that killed a man sitting in a parked car. Continue reading to learn more, provided by our Manhattan car accident law firm.
On February 10th, police in Rochester reported that two people died when their car slid into the path of another car. The street the accident took place on was covered in snow and ice.
Police stated that the accident took place on Lake Avenue a little after 11 p.m. The driver of a Honda Accord headed north, lost control of his vehicle due to the ice on the road and landed into the southbound lane where it was hit by a Jeep Wrangler.
The passenger in the Honda Accord died at Strong Memorial Hospital and the driver died later on at the same hospital. The Jeep Wrangler driver escaped with a leg injury.
A 16-year-old girl was hit and killed as she was trying to cross a busy intersection in Queens. According to the police the driver of the car did not stay on the scene of the accident.
The teenager was hit at Francis Lewis Boulevard and Sunrise Highway in the early hours of Wednesday. She was immediately taken to hospital where she later died.
The investigation of this accident is still underway.
Seventy-seven year old Francis Ossandone, is being accused of leaving the scene of an accident after he fatally struck a man riding his bike.
According to Nassau County police, the accident most likely took place in North Massapequa on Sunday evening.
Ossandone was later found and arrested at his Bethpage home and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. He is to be arraigned.
The man who was hit and killed in this incident was 59-year-old Francis Llanos of Seaford.
On Saturday morning a worker was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer that was unloading at a landfill in central New York.
The accident took place at Seneca Meadows landfill in Seneca County, which is about 34 miles southwest of Syracuse. This accident is being investigated by the police as well as by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Seneca Meadows is one of the biggest landfills in operation in the state with 2,600 acres and various other facilities.
On February 5th, Friday evening, a school bus went over a curb in New York City and hit and killed a woman in
The New York Police Department states that the 50-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when she was hit.
Early investigations reveal that a car cut off the school bus and caused it to go over the curb hitting the woman. The woman died on the scene.
Police are still investigating this accident, however, no arrests have been made yet.
On February 5, 2016 there was a crane collapse that took place in New York. The crane smashed the roofs of parked cars.
The crane collapsed across an intersection and was stretched for almost a block in the Tribeca neighborhood in Lower Manhattan.
A building close by was damaged and there was debris everywhere on the street. One person was trapped in a car and onlookers tried to help him get out. The person killed in this accident was sitting in a parked car.
On February 11th, police investigated multiple accidents that took place in the morning on a three mile stretch of road on Interstate 90 westbound near Weedsport.
Police reported that drivers who were between milemarkers 302 and 305 near Brutus/Weedsport experienced whiteout conditions when the accidents happened.
Some of the crashes involved multiple tractor-trailer trucks and multiple cars.
One of the released accidents involved a 52-year-old man from Oswego who was gravely injured in a crash that involved two tractor-trailers and one passenger car. The man was transported to Upstate Medical Center to be treated.
Most of the accidents are still under investigation as police state that most of them occurred due to the weather.