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Friday, June 26, 2020 - 16:39

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, in order to address shortages of crucial medical equipment such as face masks and ventilators, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency use authorizations (EUAs) to allow certain manufacturers to make medical equipment who do not normally do so. Any manufacturer who produced this medical equipment under an EUA was given immunity from product...

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Friday, June 26, 2020 - 16:37

A Queens man riding a motorcycle on the Long Island Expressway has died after crashing into a Porsche. The crash took place early in the morning on June 15, when the driver of the motorcycle appears to have lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the car. Police are currently investigating the accident but have made no allegations of foul play.

The accident occurred at around 12:15...

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Friday, June 12, 2020 - 14:17

Starting on June 8, New York City began the first phase of reopening after the COVID-19 quarantine was imposed in March. The reopening, which began exactly 100 days after the first coronavirus case was identified in the city, signals a wind down of the strict quarantine procedures that have kept people at home for the past few months. So long as the rate of coronavirus cases continues to...

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 12:38

One construction worker died, and another was seriously injured in a fire extinguisher explosion that occurred at a construction site in Chelsea, early in the morning on May 13. In another unfortunate twist of fate, a police cruiser responding to the call was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in serious injury to the driver of the other vehicle.

               The fire...

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Friday, May 15, 2020 - 16:28

An elderly Staten Island woman got an unexpected, and unwanted, Mother’s Day surprise when a man drove his car through her home early in the morning. The man, driving a silver BMW 330i, crashed into her sunroom at high speed, causing significant damage to the structure and the car. Thankfully, however, neither the resident nor the driver was severely injured, although the driver was taken to...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 14:50

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many significant changes in people’s lifestyles, with most people now staying home whenever possible. This has significantly reduced rush hour traffic and has led to fewer vehicles on the road. Many of us may have also seen a temporary reduction in our car insurance premiums for vehicles that we are barely using. However, the reduction in traffic has also...

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 09:36

Queens Boulevard has long been known as one of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Queens, and unfortunately, another pedestrian found this out the hard way in late March. According to reports, a woman was attempting to cross the Boulevard early in the morning when she was struck by a driver. The woman was left in critical condition, and the police are currently on the lookout for the...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:20

A man driving a school bus has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care in the death of a ten-year old girl. The girl and her brother were walking to school when they were hit by the bus. They were both transported to the hospital where the girl was unfortunately pronounced dead.

               The school bus driver was a 61-year old man...

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Friday, February 28, 2020 - 16:04

On the evening of February 27, a tree was blown over in Queens as a result of strong winds. As the tree fell over, it collapsed on power lines, causing a localized blackout, while also crushing several cars beneath its mass. Although several homes are left without power and the area needed to be closed off as a result of a damaged utility pole, no injuries were reported as a result of the tree...

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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 15:06

As the weather becomes colder, it seems obvious that people should be more cautious of the potential hazards posed by ice and snow, particularly in New York City. This includes the risk of ice accumulating on rooftops and ledges, which then fall and injure anyone standing below. However, there’s one possible culprit contributing to a greater risk of falling ice injuries:...

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