Collapsed Wall Kills Construction Worker

In Queens, a construction worker was killed after a wall collapsed. Three others were injured in the accident.

Queens, NY—A construction accident at a Queens construction site killed one worker and injured three others, when a wall collapsed on Monday morning, January 10, 2011. The fatal construction accident occurred near Grand Ave. in Elmhurst around 9:30 a.m., as reported by the NY Daily News.

Gerardo Escalona, a worker at the construction site, said the workers were standing atop of scaffolding while they were stacking cinder blocks to construct a 20-foot high wall. As the workers were pouring cement to fill the wall, it gave way, collapsing onto the workers.

Responding emergency crews rushed one worker, identified as Huberto Sanchez, 27, of Corona, by ambulance to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead. Sanchez reportedly went into cardiac arrest during the collapse.

Three others were also rushed to Elmhurst where they are in stable condition.

Juan Campusano, 41, the concrete-pump operator at the site… continue reading

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Wrong-way Accident Kills One

In Medina County, one person was left dead after a driver drove the wrong way down a one-way road. The collision injured three others.

San Antonio, TX—A fatal collision in Medina County left one person dead, after a wrong-way driver slammed into an on-coming sedan. The deadly automobile accident occurred in the northbound lane of Interstate 35, just off mile post 131, near Lytle on Saturday, January 8, 2011, as reported by MySanAntonio.com.

According to Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports, wrong-way driver, Jeffrey Tillman, 29, of Devine was traveling south in the northbound lane of I-35 in a Suzuki SX4, when he approached a Chevrolet Cavalier who was traveling north in the northbound lane. The driver of the sedan, Kelley Bittler, 35, tried to turn right to avoid the oncoming collision, but the two vehicles struck each other on their left front-ends. The report did not offer any further details about the collision.

Tillman was pronounced dead at the scene by… continue reading

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Wrong-way Crash Kills Student

A 21-year-old woman was killed on her birthday in a head-on collision. The woman was not wearing her seatbelt when the accident occurred.

Orlando, FL—An Orlando woman was killed in a wrong way crash on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, her 21st birthday. The fatal accident occurred on Vineland Road, in close proximity to the Florida Turnpike overpass, according to information provided by Click Orlando.

Reports indicated a University of Central Florida student, Chelsea Brooke Torres was operating a 2001 Volkswagen eastbound in the westbound lanes of Vineland Road around 3:15 a.m. As Torres drove her vehicle across the Turnpike, it slammed into the front of another car, driven by Elvis Felix, 23.

While Felix was apparently wearing his seatbelt at the time of the head-on collision, Torres was not. It was not clear if the UCF student was rushed to a hospital after the wreck, or if her traumatic injuries proved fatal at the scene.

Police said emergency medical services (EMS) personnel responded to the scene and transported Felix, who complained of neck and back pain, to Orlando Regional Medical Center for… continue reading

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