May 2, 2001 |
You don't have to travel to Australia to test your survival skills. Just try crossing Queens Boulevard in New York City. Since 1993, statistics show, 74 pedestrians have been killed attempting to navigate the broad and busy roadway, with its dozen lanes of traffic.
September 8, 2000 |
A grandson of President Harry S. Truman has died from head injuries sustained when he was knocked down by a taxi outside his mother's Manhattan home. William Wallace Daniel, 41, was the son of Truman's only child, novelist Margaret Truman, and former New York Times Managing Editor Clifton Daniel, who died in February. He was hit Saturday by a Yellow Cab on Park Avenue and died Monday at New York Hospital, his family said.
August 2, 2000 |
A New York city bus careened onto the sidewalk and into a building, injuring 34 people. One person was in critical condition, 27 others were taken to area hospitals and six declined treatment, authorities said. After jumping a curb, the bus crashed into a Solomon Smith Barney building, then halted on 34th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. A Police Department employee was the lone pedestrian injured; the others were on the bus.
October 2, 1998 |
An ambulance driver was charged with manslaughter Thursday after allegedly speeding through a red light on a nonemergency call and plowing into a car, killing two boys and their sister, ages 2 to 7, authorities said. The crash took place shortly before midnight Wednesday in Brooklyn. Anne Lamberson, 34, was arrested. Police said the ambulance was going 50 mph to 70 mph in a 30-mph zone.
November 22, 1997 |
The messenger who calls himself Kamakizee stood next to his mountain bike on Park Avenue on Friday, contemplating another day jousting with the police. "I'm one of the crazies," he admitted. "I'm one of the radical riders out here who doesn't give a damn. "A year ago I had static with the cops. They maced me and I didn't go down. I clocked one of the cops on the head. I tackled the other. I got 81 days in jail for it."
March 7, 1997 |
A 60-foot maple toppled in the wind and fell on a van carrying children and adults to minister-Rep. Floyd Flake's church school Thursday, crushing four girls to death. The girls--two of them sisters--were 10 to 12 years old. The driver, her husband and four other children suffered minor injuries. Winds were gusting at 50 mph as the van headed to the Allen Christian School in the Queens neighborhood of St. Albans.