Earlier this summer, a Staten Island woman was struck and killed while crossing the street as she took her dog for an early morning walk. The 50-year-old woman was about halfway across the street at the intersection of Richmond Road and New Dorp Lane, within the crosswalk, when the 71-year-old driver of a 2014 Toyota Tacoma, Luigi Tucci, struck her as he made a left turn onto New Dorp Lane.
Caleb Schwab, a 10 year boy, was fatally injured while riding the world's tallest water slide, "Verruckt", at a Kansas City water park. Park goers described hearing "a noise that didn't sound like it was supposed to come from that kind of ride." Reports state that the child's body was thrown from his seat and bounced between the netting that covers the slide and the slide itself, before ultimately sliding down into the pool below.
An appellate court in New York recently held that a man who suffered brain damage after flipping his rented Citi Bike and landing on his head is free to make a claim against the City of New York that it was negligent in not providing helmets to riders.