This week’s accident report roundup includes several incidents that took place in Brooklyn, including a bicyclist who is taking legal action over a hit-and-run accident on a busy Brooklyn bike lane.
Bicyclist Badly Injured In A Hit-And-Run Accident In Brooklyn
A 30-year-old woman was badly injured in a hit-and-run accident on a busy Brooklyn bike lane. Her face was badly injured and she lost several teeth as a result of the accident.
According to the woman, she was struck by a suspected city-owned pickup truck. She stated that the truck made an illegal left turn while she was riding her bicycle on Sands St. through Gold St near the Manhattan Bridge.
The cyclist had a broken clavicle, cracked sternum, torn ligaments, and a punctured lung. She was taken to the Bellevue Hospital intensive care unit where she stayed for two nights and started a GoFundMe in order to pay for her medical bills. The intersection where the accident happened is a well-known route to the Manhattan Bridge for cyclists coming from Brooklyn.
The woman is pursuing legal action over this accident with the city-owned truck and is also petitioning for an order that NYCHA preserves video footage that could have captured the crash and the truck itself. The NYPD and Brooklyn District Attorney’s office are also investigating this hit-and-run accident.
Construction Worker Falls From Two-Story Home In Brooklyn Heights
On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, a 41-year-old construction worker fell from the roof of a landmarked house in Brooklyn. According to officials, the man suffered severe injuries.
According to another construction worker, his coworker had not been drinking and was a good worker, he simply fell by accident. The man fell from the roof of a 184-year-old two-story house which is located close to Sidney Place in Brooklyn Heights.
Police stated that his fall landed him straight on his head. The City Buildings Department spokesmen said the construction worker was replacing shingles. He was transported to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital in serious condition.
The general contractor of this building was issued with violations and the subcontractor had violations issued for having inadequate fall protection at the site.
Elevator Accident Leaves A Construction Worker Dead
A 53-year-old construction worker died recently on August 7, 2017, when he returned to a construction site after work. The man was crushed to death after he got stuck in an elevator during a power outage in the building.
The unfortunate accident took place when the worker went back to the construction site after work to get something he had left behind. The Brooklyn construction worker tried to pry open the doors so that he could crawl out.
What led to the man being crushed was the unexpected power restoration that caused the elevator to move again and crushed the 53-year-old between the doors of the elevator and the floor.
His body was found the next morning by a co-worker who arrived at work early in the morning. His body was dislodged between the fifth and sixth floors of a 56-floor luxury loft. An investigation into the accident is underway.
Wall Collapse Leaves Construction Worker Buried Alive
A construction worker reportedly died after he got buried alive when a concrete and dirt wall collapsed on him. The fatal accident took place on August 4, 2017, on a commercial and residential development site in New York.
Emergency crews found one worker trapped underneath the debris and another man was injured close by. According to officials, the worker who was trapped died by the time rescue crews reached him 30 minutes later. The other worker was taken to hospital for treatment.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration shut down the 15-acre construction site while an investigation is underway.