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Pedestrian injured in a car accident by New York cab driver

An incident occurred during a Friday morning commute in Manhattan when the driver of a taxi hit a pedestrian. The event has led to the pedestrian being hospitalized after being injured in a car accident. The injuries were significant enough to require surgery at a New York medical facility.Authorities indicate that the accident occurred while a male pedestrian was in the midst of crossing the street. The driver of a taxi made a left turn, and, due to high amount of sun glare, he was unable to see the pedestrian. The driver crashed into the man, leaving him trapped underneath the wheel of the taxi. Upon exiting the vehicle, the driver noticed that the man was bleeding and called for emergency assistance.The driver of the taxi was apparently in complete [...]

Pedestrian injured in a car accident by New York cab driver2013-10-30T00:00:00+00:00

Alleged smugglers charged with planning murder of witnesses

A man who was allegedly involved in a cigarette-smuggling ring that stretched from New York to Virginia has additionally been accused of plotting to have witnesses murdered while he was in prison. His criminal defense lawyer claims that the man was "venting" rather than actually planning murder.The 42-year-old man and 16 other Palestinian immigrants were accused in the spring of 2013 of a scheme to sell more than one million cartons of cigarettes that were not taxed. They allegedly bought large quantities of cigarettes from a wholesaler in Virginia and concealed them in Delaware at a public storage facility. Their distributors would then sell approximately 20,000 cartons to upstate grocery stores. This scheme has reportedly cost the state of New York approximately $80 million in lost revenue.In August, one of [...]

Alleged smugglers charged with planning murder of witnesses2013-10-30T00:00:00+00:00

New York man facing drug charges

A 20-year-old New York man has been arrested following an Oct. 22 traffic stop in Montgomery County. Authorities claim to have discovered 3.6 grams of marijuana and 0.3 grams of ecstasy in his vehicle, for which he received numerous drug charges including unlawful possession of marijuana and misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.The man was pulled over after officers allegedly observed him speeding through the town of Glen. After contacting the driver, police say that they could smell marijuana in the vehicle, and a subsequent search is claimed to have discovered the substances in question. The driver has been given the option of a $5,000 bond or $2,500 cash bail.Someone who has been accused of drug offenses could potentially face serious consequences if they're convicted. Many drug charges [...]

New York man facing drug charges2013-10-25T00:00:00+00:00

Objects left behind in New York surgical errors

It has recently been discovered that an overwhelming amount of surgical tools have been left inside of patients. Since 2005, a total of 800 patients have been left with tools still inside of them due to surgical errors. As a result, many patients have had to endure longer hospital stays in New York, and some situations have proved to be fatal.Some of the most common surgeries, that result in an object being left inside of a patient, are emergency surgeries and invasive procedures. The se incidents have also occurred after a woman has given birth. When an object is left inside of someone, it can cause a significant amount of physical harm, and even death. Since 2005, 16 patients have died as a result of an object being left behind.It [...]

Objects left behind in New York surgical errors2013-10-23T00:00:00+00:00

Accused internet mastermind to be transfered to New York

New York will soon play host to the man accused of running the illegal trading website known as Silk Road." He has been scheduled for transfer from California to a prison in New York stateThe drug charges stem from federal prosecutor's implication of the man with the ownership, creation and operation of Silk Road. Silk Road was a website accessible through Tor, a security-conscious network of international computers that attempts to obscure and encrypt all of their activity. Silk Road, which began only two years ago, was one of the best-known open marketplaces on the internet where a wide variety of illegal substances was for sale. Customers could buy pharmaceuticals and drugs untraceably, primarily with internet currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin.Federal officers took the accused man into custody in [...]

Accused internet mastermind to be transfered to New York2013-10-16T00:00:00+00:00

New York teen killed in parking lot auto accident

A night out at a park has ended with an unexpected fatality. A New York auto accident has claimed the life of a teenage girl after she was struck by a vehicle. The incident has also resulted in three injuries.The incident reportedly occurred at a parking lot near the Yonkers fairgrounds. Reportedly, the driver of an SUV reversed out of his parking space in a reckless manner. Bystanders stated to law enforcement that the driver reversed at a high rate of speed. While reversing, the driver struck a number of parked cars. Once the driver was out of the parking space, the destruction continued and several pedestrians were hit, including a teenager and her 12-year-old sister.Medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the injured to the hospital. At last [...]

New York teen killed in parking lot auto accident2013-10-15T00:00:00+00:00

NYPD says three robberies were linked

The New York City Police Department issued an appeal to the public on Oct. 8 for help identifying a man suspected of robbing people. The man allegedly displayed a knife and robbed three people in East Harlem in separate incidences.The first incident happened near 109th Street and First Avenue on Oct. 1 at about 9 p.m. A 25-year-old man says that after he walked into his building, a man threatened him with a knife and took his Galaxy cellphone and $170.Police have linked this incident with two others. In the second case, 24-year-old man who says he was robbed of $80 and his cellphone. That incident took place near 102nd Street and First Avenue on Oct. 2 at about 10:50 p.m. after the man walked into his building.The third alleged [...]

NYPD says three robberies were linked2013-10-11T00:00:00+00:00

New York auto accident kills pedestrian

A devastating accident has claimed the life of a 51-year-old man. The man was walking across the street when a 29-year-old male driver crashed into him. The driver reportedly fled the scene of the auto accident, but came back a short time afterward. As of the last report, the driver is being detained at a New York county jail.The accident reportedly occurred in Staten Island when a man was attempting to cross the street to get to his place of employment. A driver of an SUV crashed into him as he was crossing the street. Upon impact, the man became airborne and was thrown a considerable distance. A nearby witness actually observed the man flying through the air. Reportedly, the driver did not stop and fled the scene.A short time [...]

New York auto accident kills pedestrian2013-10-09T00:00:00+00:00

New York man facing charges for drug ring connection

A man who tested positive for drugs and refused to acknowledge his involvement with a drug ring based in Ogdensburg was taken into custody on Sept. 30 during his sentencing. The defendant was originally taken into custody on Dec. 6 during an apartment drug raid conducted by Ogdensburg police. The raids were the result of a crack cocaine trafficking investigation.Prior to his sentencing, the judge ordered that the defendant undergo drug testing administered by probation officers. The man tested positive for THC. In an earlier hearing, the man pleaded guilty to one of the drug charges against him, a class B felony charge of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. During the hearing, the man denied being at the residence that had been raided and that he was unaware [...]

New York man facing charges for drug ring connection2013-10-04T00:00:00+00:00

Medical errors responsible for deaths of some New York patients

The Department of Heath and Human Services has stated that 180,000 patient deaths were attributed to poor care at the hospital in just one year. The number of people that die due to medical mistakes may be astonishing to many New York blog readers. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the Unites States.According to the Journal of Patient Safety, hundreds of thousands of patients sustained some type of injury while in a medical setting, which later contributed to their deaths. There is no exact number, however, the estimated number of patients injured were based on adverse events. A Global Trigger Tool is used by researchers to navigate through patient records. The researchers look for injuries, errors and signs of infection.The records of injured patients are then [...]

Medical errors responsible for deaths of some New York patients2013-10-02T00:00:00+00:00
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