Year: 2014

Many car accidents are indeed accidents. However, there are others that may not be the result of an “honest” mistake by another driver. Some accident cases involve deliberate negligent actions caused by road rage. Road rage accidents may result in serious injuries and death. Deirdre Orozco, 50, was arrested twice in five days for nearly […]

On what was expected to be the busiest shipping day of the year, a FedEx tractor trailer carrying packages overturned on Interstate 287 in Mahwah, New Jersey. According to the New York Daily News (12.15.14), the driver was traveling on the highway when he lost control of his tandem trailer rig. The cab and the first trailer […]

Snow caused a major roof collapse at an ice skating rink in Canton, Massachusetts. The rear third of the Metropolis Skating Rink collapsed without caused any injuries even though there were a number of people inside the rink at the time of the accident, reported CBS News (2.28.15). The building was significantly damaged. In a photo […]

On Thursday, December 11, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) experienced a massive subway meltdown stranding thousands of commuters and even endangering some of them. One crowded train opened its doors on the wrong side of the tracks. Other passengers were forced to evacuate trains across the system, reported NBC News (12.12.14). A manhole fire near the West 4th […]

A man died at a New Jersey construction site after a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head. Gary Anderson, 58, was killed while delivering drywall to a high-rise construction site in Jersey City, FOX News reported (11.4.14). The 1-pound measuring tape became dislodged from a worker’s belt on the 50th floor and […]

Construction worker Alex Shell died after being struck by an asphalt delivery truck on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, reported SILive (10.29.14). Shell, 61, was a contractor working on the bridge. At the time of the accident, he was walking on a ramp leading to the bridge. The delivery truck was slowly rolling down the ramp in reverse when it struck […]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration put out a major recall notice on October 20 for defective airbags and urged people whose cars are equipped with them to take action immediately. More than 7 million vehicles are involved in the recall, said the press release issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on […]

A viral video allegedly exposing a New York Police Department racial profiling incident was put online on October 19 and received more than 200,000 views within three days. Footage showed a NYPD police officer frisking a pair of Muslim men twenty minutes after they changed from Western clothing into traditional Islamic dress. Four days later, […]

Dubai introduced the world’s fastest emergency response vehicle at Gitex Technology Week as part of a “smart government” program being developed by the United Arab Emirates. The event was held at Dubai’s World Trade Centre from October 12 to October 16. GITEX stands for Gulf Information Technology Exhibition. The ambulance was a refitted $160,000 Lotus […]

Forty-four people were injured after a passenger train and a freight train collided in the Ozarks about 130 miles northwest of Little Rock, Arkansas. The people on the passenger train were on a scenic fall foliage excursion at the time of the accident, reported CNN News (10.16.14). The trains collided when excess leaves on the […]