Two Cities Must Pay Accident Verdicts
The Supreme Court, in an action brought by the widow of a New York fireman against the city of New York, awarded a verdict of $20,000. The fireman was killed May 30, 1930, when he was thrown from a ladder truck. The widow, as executrix of her husband’s estate, sued the city and the contractors who were doing work near the scene of the accident. The jury only returned a verdict against the city.
In a White Plains, N. Y„ court, a tailor’s assistant of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., was awarded a verdict of $18,500 for injuries received when the automobile of the Fire Chief struck him. The Chief was not in the car at the time. The verdict was returned against the city of Mt. Vernon.