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A “Flying” Mirror is a Reminder to Be Very Aware of Your Safety in Public Places

logoIn late February, diners were apparently enjoying their breakfast at a SoHo Restaurant, Balthazar, when a sudden crash came from nowhere according to WCBS-TV.  Without warning, a 10×15 foot mirror slipped off the wall heading toward patrons. The New York Daily News reported that the mirror may have weighed at least 250 pounds, enough to cause serious injuries to those beneath it.

Fortunately, a hero patron caught the frame of the mirror and held it up long enough to get help to protect others. He prevented anyone from getting pinned or knocked down by the mirror or injured by shattered glass.  The quick-thinking man was a former French government minister,  Arnaud Montebourg.  This very brave and very aware man suffered minor injuries according to the newspaper.

This story is a reminder that accidents occur in an instant and are rarely expected.  Being constantly cautious of your surroundings in public places, like Mr. Montebourg, is the last line of defense against injuries from accidents caused by others.

To learn more about your rights in cases involving serious injuries from dangerous conditions in public places, please call me toll free at (877) CALL-LAW® (225-5529) or (212) 714-0988 for a consultation.


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