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Teens Killed When Porsche Knocked Off Of Overpass Onto Train Tracks

Posted: October 16, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Getting a driver’s license is a right of passage that many teenagers look forward to and many parents dread. Parents are quite right to have concerns; 3,255 young drivers aged 15 to 19 were involved in fatal crashes in 2017. Due to lack of experience and an increased incidence of risk taking, teens are more […]

Man Makes A Leap And Saves His Life After Car Crashes Into Storefront

Posted: October 4, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Horror stories of elderly drivers accidentally pressing the gas instead of the brakes have given older drivers a bad reputation. As we age, we experience increased visual, mobility, and memory impairments. These impairments can affect a senior’s ability to drive or the ability to react to situations. The incident of fatal crashes per miles traveled […]

Distracted Driver Causes Three-Car Crash On I-81

Posted: October 2, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York is one of many states that has made texting while driving a primary offense. Previously, it was a secondary offense, which meant that police could only pull over a texting driver if they witnessed another traffic violation. Now, a police officer can pull a driver over if they are observed texting. The penalties […]

Woman Leaves Hospital After Three Car Collision

Posted: September 17, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

While smartphones are probably responsible for a majority of distracted driving accidents, such accidents have been occurring regularly. Before smartphones, people would be distracted by older cell phones, their car radios, tape, or CD players. People also become distracted by passengers and by eating or drinking while driving. Distracted driving is a factor in approximately […]

Box Truck Strikes Utility Vehicle In Queens, Worker Killed

Posted: September 16, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

At some point, almost all of us have seen the vehicles on the side of roadways or at construction sites. These vehicles have a bucket that can support a man or two and lift them in the air while they make repairs to utility lines. It’s commonly called a cherry picker and as it turns […]

Drag Racer Sentenced In Crash That Killed NJ Vice Principal In A Hit And Run

Posted: September 13, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York law defines street racing as engaging in a speed contest or race. Exhibitions or contests of speed are punishable under this law. The laws include all forms of street racing: speed racing, drag racing, drifting, or other similar displays or contests of speed. Not only will the drivers be punished, but anyone who […]

Crash Blamed On Medical Emergency Strikes Scaffolding, Boy In Brooklyn

Posted: September 12, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

In many car accident cases, the issue of fault is pretty straightforward. This can be especially true when a traffic violation leads to a wreck. However, in cases where the driver suffered from a medical emergency in the moments just before the accident, liability becomes less clear. Most states recognize “sudden medical emergency” as a […]

Wrong-Way Accident In Brooklyn Causes Vehicle To Catch Fire, Five Sent To Hospital

Posted: September 9, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

According to the Federal Highway Administration, wrong-way collisions are responsible for about 300 to 400 roadway fatalities each year. They are uncommon, accounting for only about 3% of all accidents. Despite this, these types of collisions are the most likely to result in a fatality. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the fatality rate […]

Car Crash Causes Fire In Yard, Police Searching For Driver

Posted: August 30, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Car fires resulting for accidents are an uncommon thing to happen after a crash, but they do occur. One culprit can be the fact that modern cars have a lot of high-tech wiring that can be loosened on impact. This can cause the wires to spark, catching combustible materials that are thrown around during the […]

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