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27 Year Sentence For Drug-Related Car Accident

Posted: August 12, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

The New York Times reports that a man has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for an aggravated vehicular homicide charge along with other charges. On February 14th, 2018, four members of the McCoy family were driving along a stretch of Route 25, which bisects Long Island. Behind them was Jamel Turner, driving a […]

Police Discover 12 Year Old In DUI Crash

Posted: August 9, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

On October 11, 2009, 11-year-old Leandra Rosado was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by Carmen Huertas when the driver lost control of the vehicle on Henry Hudson Parkway. The car was traveling at 68 m.p.h. in a 50-m.p.h. zone and Huertas was driving under the influence. Rosado was killed in the accident. In […]

DA Promises Strict Penalties For Marijuana DUI Drivers That Kill

Posted: August 2, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

The Buffalo News reports that the District Attorney is promising to take a hard line on drivers who kill others while high on marijuana.  33-year-old Edward Harris has been indicted on a murder charge. The charge stems from an accident where Harris crashed his vehicle into a senior housing complex, killing a 94-year-old woman as […]

Delivery Driver Accused Of Leaving Scene Of A Fatal Accident

Posted: July 31, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

All states have laws against leaving the scene of an accident. In New York, leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage is a traffic infraction. This includes even if the other object is not a vehicle. If the accident involves personal injury, the crime is a misdemeanor charge, which could mean spending up […]

Truck Plows Into Group Of Motorcyclists, License Suspended

Posted: July 29, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

The state of New York can suspend a person’s license for multiple reasons. Multiple moving violations is one of these reasons. Drivers who accumulate 11 or more points within an 18-month period can have their license suspended. Drivers convicted of three speeding violations or two construction zone violations may also have their license suspended. Driving […]

Teen Cyclist Dies In Staten Island Crash, 16th Cyclist Death This Year

Posted: July 24, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative seemed to be working, with deaths of pedestrians falling in 2018. Unfortunately, for bicyclists, New York City is still a dangerous place to be cycling. In 2018, there were a total of 10 cyclists killed throughout the year. So far in 2019, there have been […]

Young Girl Struck By Suspected Drunk Driver

Posted: July 23, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

When involved in an accident involving a drunk driver, people can normally rely on their personal injury protection policy. New York requires that all drivers carry PIP insurance, which goes to pay for injuries and is the first insurance many turn to. However, when injuries or damages exceed PIP coverage, New Yorkers have several other […]

Man Dies After Being Struck On The NY State Thruway

Posted: July 19, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

In 2017, the number of traffic fatalities was the lowest it had been since 1910. Pedestrian deaths fell nearly a third from the previous year. The news of the drop in deaths was tempered by a rise in bicyclist and motorcyclist fatalities. 2017 saw 101 pedestrians killed in motor vehicle accidents. In 2013, the year […]

Three Women Killed In Crash, One Due To Be Married

Posted: July 16, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

In 2016, there were 34,439 police-reported car accidents which resulted in a fatality. This represents a 5.8% increase from 2015. These crashes led to a total of 37,461 fatalities, including both occupants and non-occupants. A staggering 58% of these fatal car accidents were single-vehicle crashes. 40% of all fatal car accidents began with the vehicle […]

New York Man Blamed For Hilton Head Pedestrian Crash

Posted: July 11, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York law requires that drivers have insurance in order to drive legally. However, if a person is involved in a hit-and-run accident, it may be difficult to recover damages for their injuries. While New York also requires a policy that covers $50,000 in Personal Injury Protection as well as $50,000 in uninsured motorist protection, […]

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