In this week’s Queens accident report, we examine yet another construction accident in the city, a lawsuit regarding last week’s fatal bus accident, a fatal motorcycle accident, and a “bump and rob” accident and carjacking.
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Construction Worker Injured After Being Trapped By Fallen Machinery In Queens
A construction worker was critically injured after being trapped under a Bobcat machine which fell on top of him at a construction site in Queens on Friday, September 22nd. FDNY firefighters responded to the scene and rescued the worker using a high-angle rescue technique. It took about 30 minutes to rescue the worker. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
Officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident. A subway system ventilation plant is being built at the construction site.
This latest incident is one of three serious construction accidents to happen over a two-day span in New York City. On Thursday, September 21st, two construction workers were killed in two separate accidents in the city.
Man Injured In Fatal Queens Bus Crash Suing City For $5 Million
A man who was seriously injured in a Queens bus accident that killed three other victims is planning to sue New York City for $5 million. The accident occurred on September 18th in Flushing when a tour bus traveling 57 MPH in a 25 MPH zone ran a red light and crashed into a Q20 MTA bus. The tour bus driver and two pedestrians were killed in the accident.
Evens Veillard’s lawyers have filed a $5 million notice of claim against the city, the MTA, and the driver of the Q20 bus. One of his lawyers said that the tour bus company Dahlia Group Inc. and the driver’s estate will be added as defendants when the lawsuit is officially filed.
Veillard claims to have suffered severe cuts, bruises, and pain to his knees, hands, and arms in the accident.
Motorcyclist Struck And Killed By Vehicle In Queens
A 26-year old man was killed while riding his motorcycle in Queens after he was struck by a car on Monday, September 25th. He was riding north on Merrick Blvd. near 130th Ave. in St. Albans when he collided with a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. The man driving the Cobalt stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Woman’s Vehicle Stolen After Queens Fender Bender
A 74-year-old Queens woman had her SUV stolen after another driver rear-ended her in South Ozone Park last Tuesday, September 19th.
After being rear-ended, the elderly woman left her car to exchange information with the other driver and contact the police. However, the other driver was aggressive and refused to give his information. A passenger in his vehicle also exited the car during the confrontation, before getting back into the vehicle on the driver’s side. Soon after this, the man jumped into the SUV and both vehicles sped off.
A 73-year-old had also become a victim of this “bump and rob” scheme in Astoria a week earlier. Police are currently investigating the crime and searching for the two suspects, who were captured on surveillance video cameras.