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Wood Falls From Train, Pierces Windshield Of Motorist

Posted: March 6, 2019 | Categories: News

The New York transit system, which consists of both subways and above ground trains, is the busiest in the United States. In 2016, 5.7 million people rode the subway on the average weekday. This makes the New York subway system the 7th busiest in the world. However, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or MTA, is struggling […]

Pedestrian Deaths Reach All-Time High In New York

Posted: March 5, 2019 | Categories: News

Pedestrian accidents involving automobiles have been steadily climbing according to recent data. While many pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas, rural areas also have their share. More accidents involving pedestrians occur at non-intersections than intersections. A great majority of pedestrian accidents also happen at night as opposed to daylight hours. In 2018, the number of […]

Van Struck By Two LIRR Trains At Dangerous Crossing

Posted: March 4, 2019 | Categories: News

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) crossing which was the site of a fatal accident last week is one of the busiest and most dangerous crossings. Some 200 commuter trains pass by the crossing every day, some traveling at speeds of 80 miles per hour. It was so dangerous that the city had decided to […]

Mayor Asks For Review Of Lighting In Area Where Pedestrian Was Struck

Posted: March 1, 2019 | Categories: News

Street lighting plays an important role in both security and accident safety. Nationwide accident statistics show that 50% of all fatal accidents occur during the hours of total darkness. Yet, only 25% of travel occurs during the same period. One potential countermeasure to this problem is improving the street lighting on our nations freeways and […]

Driver Needed Narcan After School Bus Crash

Posted: February 28, 2019 | Categories: News

For the most part, school buses are the safest way for children to travel to and from school and other school-related functions. Their design and bright coloring are all intended to make these vehicles some of the most readily visible vehicles on the roadways. According to the NHTSA, students who ride buses are 70 times […]

Train And Truck Collide On Long Island

Posted: February 27, 2019 | Categories: News

Operation Lifesaver began in 1972, their focus was to help prevent train versus auto collisions, which were responsible for 12,000 collisions between trains and autos annually. Since they began operation, that number has experienced a steep decline of 83% by 2017, when there were only 2,100 such collisions. The organization focuses on education, including educating […]

Driver Doesn’t Remember Fatal Drugged Driving Crash

Posted: February 26, 2019 | Categories: News

According to the New York City Police Department, each month, there are 100 car accidents that involve alcohol or drugs. On average, a quarter of those accidents are fatal. Those who drove while intoxicated can be held responsible for the damages that they caused, however, New York State Insurance Law §5103 allows for insurance companies […]

Man Dragged To Death On Subway After Clothes Caught On The Train

Posted: February 25, 2019 | Categories: News

In 2017, there were 900 incidents in which someone was on New York’s subway tracks or hit by a train while standing too close on the platform. In 2018, the number of incidents is likely to be higher once the final numbers are calculated. Passengers have many reasons for ending up on the tracks: they […]

Syracuse University Coach Involved In Fatal Accident

Posted: February 22, 2019 | Categories: News

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio is attempting to reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities through a program called Vision Zero. The program includes increased enforcement, the timing of traffic lights, and giving pedestrians more time to cross the city’s streets. The program has seen some initial successes, with pedestrian fatalities over the past few […]

Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash May Have Been Due To Opioids

Posted: February 21, 2019 | Categories: News

People normally associate DUI with alcohol or illicit drugs. However, driving under the influence is not limited to just alcohol or illegal drugs. Anything that alters a person’s mental state and affects their ability to drive can lead to a DUI charge. In fact, the opioid epidemic has spread to our nation’s highways, with the […]

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