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06.05.14 Marina Galperina

Jose Duran, the truck driver who died yesterday after a dislodged manhole cover crashed through his windshield in the Bronx, was the 100th victim of traffic incidents, according to tallies kept by the WNYC. Their stats count half of the victims killed to be pedestrian. Five were bicyclists. It’s difficult to tell whether Mayor Bill de […]

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02.28.14 Marina Galperina

There were 3,800 cyclist injuries reported by the police in 2013. Open data enthusiast Ben Wellington helpfully mapped the data. Each dot on the top right map is a (recorded) accident and the heat map on the top left reveals problem areas like Williamsburg and the entirety of the East Side of Lower Manhattan. He also reviewed the data to map […]

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02.12.14 Andy Cush

At around 5:30 this morning, a man driving a stolen box truck crashed into a city bus at Seventh Avenue and 14th Street, killing William Pena, the bus driver, and injuring four others, including the driver of the truck. Police were pursuing the truck before the crash, and apprehended the driver at the scene. Pena was a […]

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01.09.13 Andy Cush

Reports are coming in of a ferry accident at a downtown dock this morning. According to NBC News, the Sea Streak Ferry, which carries commuters from New Jersey, slammed into Pier 11 at South Street and Gouverneur Lane, injuring at least 17 people. FDNY and EMS are currently on the scene. (Photo: hustlecity/Tumblr) […]

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03.14.12 Bucky Turco

The Brooklyn Bridge was the victim of a hit-and-run Tuesday night when a crane barge being pulled by a tugboat struck the underside, tearing a gash in the work scaffolding affixed to the bottom of the iconic structure. Witnesses who saw the brutal accident say the “Thomas Dann” just kept on going. Authorities temporarily closed […]

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10.26.11 Bucky Turco

This afternoon a motorcycle collided with a yellow cab on 11th Avenue and West 44th Street in Manhattan. The FDNY quickly responded to the scene and according to a firefighter assisting in the rescue, the man was wearing a helmet. According to witnesses, the rider was unresponsive the entire time. UPDATE: Police told the Daily […]

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07.15.11 Bucky Turco

NYC man-about-town Joey Boots shot this post-accident footage from the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, which at first, is exactly what you’d expect of a car crash: Crowds gather, crack jokes, and make sure everyone is okay. But then the unexpected happens. […]

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10.22.10 Lauri Apple

While hanging out in the Flatiron District, this poor cat was hit by a car and got trapped behind a back wheel. A group of good Samaritans lifted up the car and pried him free, while YouTube user “VladNYC1” filmed the action. Video inside! […]

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10.14.10 Lauri Apple

Look at this screen shot of the New York Post‘s “Manhattan news” web page and note the item, “Truck runs down cabby.” See the empty space between the period and the comma? […]

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