Drivers have to be particularly cautious when pedestrians are present. A 25-year-old rabbinical student was recently hit and killed by a garbage truck in Crown Heights, New York, early one Sunday morning. The young man was crossing the street to attend a Morning Prayer service when the truck turned right and made contact. The man died at the scene. His two friends were following closely behind him in the crosswalk, but were uninjured.
The dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol are made obvious by the number of fatal accidents that occur every year. These are often due to dangerous road conditions or a negligent driver failing to uphold the standard duty of car they should have while behind the wheel. Even the slightest form of negligence or distraction could lead to tragedy on the roadways.
Like other workplaces, hospitals see friction between employees and less-than-ideal support from management. Unlike many workplaces, however, hospitals and other medical facilities carry a singular responsibility to provide life-saving services. If improper supervision and clashing co-workers contribute to medical injuries, then patients' lives may be on the line.
Although New Yorkers are generally accustomed to driving in ice and snow, Mother Nature has produced particularly treacherous driving conditions this winter. The latest blast of polar temperatures turned the Major Deegan Expressway into a sheet of ice on Jan. 23.