In a two-block area of the Upper West Side of Manhattan, three pedestrians have been killed in a nine-day period. Police have cracked down on jaywalking in an attempt to make the area safer.
While the following car accident happened a couple of weeks ago, it is still relevant to readers in the New York area -- especially those on Staten Island.
"Peephole driving" may not be a familiar term to many Staten Island residents, but there's no doubt you know exactly what the act entails. Peephole drivers are people who choose to clear a small section of their snow-covered windshield so that they can see in front of them. The rest of their windshield remains blocked, but a small block of it is clear enough for them to see straight ahead.
The following is an unfortunate story about how the medical industry can fail patients, sometimes in the most frustrating and tragic of ways. In Dec. 2011, a 53-year-old man complained of chest and shortness of breath. He was insured by Kaiser. He went to an unapproved hospital for Kaiser, but that hospital suggested performing a CT angiogram. It was never performed. He was quickly moved to a Kaiser-approved facility.
Motor vehicle accidents are very common in New York City, regardless of whether you're in Staten Island or Manhattan. It's a crowded area where people and vehicles move blindingly fast, and everyone has to pay attention to make sure that an accident doesn't happen. But of course, accidents are going to happen. Unfortunately, a recent rash of motor vehicle accidents claimed the lives of four people all across New York City.