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DWI Driver Accused Of Manslaughter In Brooklyn Crash

Posted: August 7, 2019 | Categories: News

All 50 states and Washington, D.C. make it illegal for a person to drive with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% or greater. In New York, many factors go into what penalties a person may face if convicted of a DWI. If a driver intoxicated by alcohol or other drugs causes an accident that involves injury, […]

Charges Vary When Children Are Injured In Hot Cars

Posted: August 6, 2019 | Categories: News

Since 1990, there have been more than 900 deaths in the United States where children have been left in hot cars. On average, 38 children die this way every year. In the past week alone, four children have died in hot cars. Two were a set of twins in the Bronx, a Florida toddler who […]

Two Hot Air Balloon Accidents Hurt 14 People Last Weekend

Posted: August 5, 2019 | Categories: News

Long before the Wright brothers made their famed first flight in North Carolina, people had been taking to the skies in hot air balloons. Hot air balloons have been in use since 1783 and have long been a popular method of aerial tourism. While traveling in a hot air balloon is relatively safe, some of […]

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 […]

New Safety Feature May Reduce Hot Car Deaths

Posted: August 1, 2019 | Categories: News

It’s summertime and that means one thing for many people: hot weather. According to a 2018 study published in the journal Temperature, an average of 37 children die in the United States every year. Their cause of death is usually heat stroke due to being left in hot vehicles. The study also looked at how […]

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 […]

What Are The Worst Intersections For Cyclists In NYC?

Posted: July 30, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

Cyclists in New York City may be putting their lives in danger just by getting out onto city roadways. In 2018, there were a total of 10 cyclist deaths in New York City. So far this year, there have been 17. The wave of deaths has sparked outcry from cyclists and family members of victims […]

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 […]

Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Brooklyn

Posted: July 26, 2019 | Categories: News

Motorcycle deaths were down almost 300 in 2017 from 2016, representing a 5.6% decrease in fatalities. While this is a good trend, a person is still 28 times more likely to be killed while riding a motorcycle than in a passenger vehicle. Alcohol was a factor in a quarter of all fatal motorcycle accidents in […]

Criminal Charges Dropped Again In 2015 Rail Crash

Posted: July 25, 2019 | Categories: News

Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has been calling for increased and improved railroad safety for years. After three fatal Amtrak collisions in less than two months over 2017, he renewed those calls. One of the improvements that Blumenthal has wanted to implement has been sitting on the “most wanted” list of the NTSB for years. That […]

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