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Cadet Killed In Rollover Accident

Posted: June 10, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

According to the Military.com website, for the first time since 2011, in 2015 on-duty deaths exceeded deaths that occurred in combat. At first, this seemed like an anomaly, but through 2018, the trend continued. In 2017, four times as many military personnel died in training accidents than were killed in combat. According to the hard […]

Tracy Morgan Wrecks Bugatti Supercar

Posted: June 6, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York is one of the many states that require that a person registering a vehicle in the state obtain car insurance. New York not only requires certain state minimum coverage, but it also requires that a driver have at least $50,000 in personal injury protection because it is a no-fault state. This means that […]

Woman Released Without Bail In Fatal DWI Crash

Posted: June 3, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York is like all other states in the United States in that it has implied consent laws. An implied consent law basically means that by obtaining a New York driver’s license, you agree to provide law enforcement with a chemical test if intoxication is suspected. While you can legally refuse to take the test, […]

Mayor’s Drivers Allegedly Covered Up Accident

Posted: May 20, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

As Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio decided to tackle the epidemic of serious injuries and fatalities that have plagued New York City’s streets. Since driver behaviors such as speeding and failure to yield to pedestrians account for 70% of pedestrian fatalities, that is one major point that de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative […]

Seatbelts And Alcohol Lead To Deadly Fiery Crash

Posted: May 15, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

In 2018, the national seatbelt use was 89.6% of drivers and passengers. The use of seatbelts saved approximately 14,955 lives in 2017. In 2017, there were 37,133 people killed nationwide in automobile accidents. Of those, it was determined that 47% were not wearing seatbelts. In the front seat of a passenger car, buckling up can […]

Building Collapses After Drunk Driver Crashes Into It

Posted: May 14, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

New York has had statutes against drunken driving on the books since 1910, but it continues to struggle with drivers who are intoxicated. In New York, as many as 1/3 of all accidents are caused by an intoxicated driver. In 2013, out of 8,368 drunk driving crashes, 358 were fatal. 4,248 crashes ended in injuries. […]

Despite Killing Her Friend, Woman Drives Drunk Again

Posted: May 13, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

In a typical DUI accident in New York, which is a no-fault state, a person first submits an injury claim to their own insurance. However, if the accident involves a person who was driving under the influence, the victim can sue the driver for damages. These damages can include medical expenses, damage to the vehicle, […]

One Dead And 2 Injured After Horrible Crash

Posted: April 1, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advocates seat belt use for all passengers and drivers of motor vehicles. In 2016, 23,714 drivers and passengers were killed in auto accidents, and more than half of teens and adults killed in auto accidents were not wearing seat belts. Seat belt use can reduce serious injuries […]

Two Dead In Snow Slide Accident

Posted: February 5, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Winter can wreak havoc on both vehicles and the roads that they travel upon. While New Yorkers may be used to driving in the snow, even the most careful and well-trained drivers can find themselves facing an accident in snowy conditions. Of course, there are some tips that any driver can follow to help ensure […]

Fight Between NTSB And Local Prosecutors Continues In Re-manufactured Limo Crash That Killed 20 People

Posted: February 4, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

The Nation Traffic Safety Bureau sometimes investigates traffic accidents. They use this information to issue safety recommendations to state and federal governments. The agency may investigate any accident in conjunction with the state or local jurisdiction, but in some cases, state investigations may hinder the agency’s access to investigate. One such case involves a limo […]

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