Drunk driving on the New York City streets causes a number of fatal accidents every year. A woman is facing charges after a car crash left her passenger dead.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, just last year alone, over 3,300 people in the United States were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. Over 420,000 people were injured in these car accidents. With April being Distracted Driving Awareness month, New York officials are starting to crack down on distracted drivers all over the state.
A New York discount store may be facing a string of lawsuits after eight people were injured during an in-store accident earlier this month. The incident occurred at the Discount Outlet store in the Bronx when a shelf collapsed in the center aisle of the store. This caused a domino-effect, with one shelving unit falling into the next. Two or three more shelves were taken down and merchandise spilled off the shelves. Many people managed to escape, but some were unfortunately taken down by the falling debris.
Property owners and residents have a responsibility to ensure the safety of those that enter their property. One Manhattan property owner may be held responsible for the injuries a 12-year-old girl received after she fell down an elevator shaft.