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December 2013 Archives

New York crane operator receives head injury after accident

A crane operator working on a job in Long Island sustained unspecified cranial injuries after his crane fell over on Dec. 18. According to reports, the construction accident didn't injure anyone else even though it occurred at around 12:15 p.m. on a Wednesday.

MLB player suffered from CTE

Sports fans in New York may have been surprised to hear the latest news about one former pro-athlete. The family of former MLB player Ryan Freel learned that he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy before killing himself in 2012. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE, is a serious degenerative brain disease that typically arises from a head injury that occurs frequently. Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy and Sports Legacy Institute reviewed the report with Freel's family and MLB executives during the third week of December 2013.

Icy conditions blamed for New York pileup

Roads in several states became dangerously icy during the recent cold weather, leading to multiple car crashes and traffic jams. Thirty-five people were injured on Dec. 9 in Westchester County on the Bronx River Parkway when hundreds of cars were unable to stop. Extremely slick roads combined with the downward slope of the road caused the cars to lose control, even though most were traveling at very slow speeds.

1 dies in New York smash up, 3 others injured

On Nov. 24, an accident that unfolded on the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx left three people hurt and another dead. The accident occurred shortly after 6:30 a.m. when a disabled vehicle in the southbound lanes was rear ended by a motorist. It is unknown whether anyone will face criminal charges related to the event.

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