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A Skydiver Dies When His Parachute Fails To Deploy In Gardiner

Posted: July 14, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

The Mid-Hudson Valley, New York Patch reports that a second fatal skydiving accident in one week has occurred in the town of Gardiner.  According to state police, at about 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 5th , 41-year-old David H. Richardson was trying to execute a “swoop” landing when he hit the ground at a high rate […]

Man Gets Out Because Of Animal Accident, Gets Struck Himself

Posted: July 6, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

For those who have been in an accident or had their car break down while in traffic, it is almost instinct to get out and check the damage to the vehicle. However, according to safety experts from AAA and various state highway patrols, it is best to stay in your vehicle, especially if the accident […]

Five People Injured In Two Car Crash In Brightwaters

Posted: July 3, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

When it comes to fatal car crashes, head-on collisions make up roughly 18% of all car accidents that cause a fatality. Another interesting statistic is that head-on collisions are more likely to occur in a rural rather than an urban area. 75% of all head-on collisions take place on rural roadways.  A failed passing maneuver […]

Five Killed In Richford Accident

Posted: July 2, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, twice as many fatalities occur on two-lane roads. 75% of two-vehicle head-on collisions occurred on two-lane, undivided roads. Head-on collisions are disproportionately deadly.  One of the leading causes of head-on collisions on two-lane roads is improper passing or passing illegally. In New York, passing is […]

A Drunk Driver Slams Their Car Into A Police Cruiser After A Lengthy Chase

Posted: June 22, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents, News

Leaving the scene of an accident is treated as a serious crime in New York. Under New York law, any driver involved in an accident is expected to stop and share insurance and driver’s license information with the other parties involved. Failure to do so can mean consequences above and beyond insurance premium increases and […]

Three Women And Two Children Are Injured As A Driver Erratically Evades Police

Posted: June 11, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York law requires people who are involved in an accident to stop and exchange information. Even if the accident involved only a sign or other property, the driver is responsible for providing information for insurance purposes. If the driver flees the scene, they could face, at minimum, misdemeanor charges for accidents involving just property […]

Driver Who Killed A 4-Year-Old Girl In An Accident On Fulton St. Was Allegedly Smoking Marijuana At The Time

Posted: May 28, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York has several severe criminal penalties for drivers who drive while impaired by drugs and cause an accident that takes a life. One of the charges that the driver could face is vehicular assault in the first degree. They may also face charges of criminally negligent homicide, vehicular manslaughter, aggravated criminally negligent homicide, or […]

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