While New York City is relatively safe for such a big city, there are still dangers. Sometimes, our fellow New Yorkers fail to take the safety of others into account and cause preventable accidents which lead to serious injuries. We’ve compiled some of the most prominent accident headlines from the past few weeks in our New York accident report.
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Passengers Rescued After Ferry Hits Sandbar In Lower Manhattan
Ferry passengers had to be transferred to a rescue boat after their ferry struck a sandbar in Lower Manhattan on Monday, November 27th. The incident happened around 5:15 p.m. near the South Street Seaport. The ferry left Pier 11 and traveled about 50 feet before the boat’s propeller struck the dirt.
The fire department responded to the scene and transported passengers back to the pier. 123 passengers were on board at the time of the accident. City officials are currently investigating whether the accident was the result of the time or mistakes made by crew members.
Charter Bus Involved In 3-Vehicle Accident Near ‘Hamilton’ Theater
Yet another charter bus has been involved in a multi-vehicle accident in New York City. On the morning of Wednesday, November 29th, a double-decker charter bus struck a delivery truck outside of a theater on W. 46th St. near Eighth Ave at around 8:50 a.m. The delivery truck then rear-ended a police car parked in front of it.
According to a witness, the bus driver was speeding and pushing over barricades before he collided with the truck. The bus was about to come up onto the sidewalk, but the delivery truck may have prevented it from doing so. This likely reduced the number of injuries, as the sidewalk was filled with pedestrians.
One person was brought to the hospital for treatment of a serious injury, while the two other victims suffered minor injuries.
Fiery Car Crash Shuts Down West Side Highway
A vehicle caught fire after an accident on the West Side Highway near West 79th Street on the morning of Monday, December 4th. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the vehicle to end up on the side of the road before bursting into flames. The FDNY responded to the scene. Two other vehicles were seen piled up at the scene near the burning vehicle.
It’s unknown at this time whether anyone was injured in the car accident.
5 Injured After Manhattan Scaffolding Collapse
At least five people were injured when a scaffold collapsed in Lower Manhattan on Sunday, November 19th. Two people were trapped underneath the debris, as over a dozen witnesses rushed to rescue them from the wreckage. The accident occurred around 11:40 a.m. after a strong gust of wind blew over a shed which was holding up the scaffolding. Wood, beams, and metal sheets all collapsed onto the sidewalk below, just outside of a subway station. Fortunately, no trains had recently arrived at the station.
All injuries were minor, and the five victims were transported to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.