Christian, 4, was brought to the hospital for a routine droopy eyelid repair. The hospital in a cost cutting measure had contracted out it’s anesthesia services to a third party corporation who were saving money by employing mostly nurse practitioners instead of trained doctors to administer anesthesia.
A 35 year old New York City police officer was a passenger in a police car going to the scene of a robbery with a firearm in progress. As the police car went through a red light at a Bronx intersection with lights and sirens on, all traffic stopped except for a Chevy suburban owned by the New York City Transit Authority and driven by Ronald Mills. That vehicle struck the passenger side of the police car.
A young theater intern, 22, was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was suddenly struck by the rear gate of a passing flatbed truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.