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Sand Wall Collapse Kills Two In Upper Brookville

Posted: January 30, 2020 | Categories: News

The Oyster Bay Patch reports that two workers have been killed after a sand wall collapsed at a home in Upper Brookville.  The collapse occurred around 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, sending rescue workers to the job site. Police sent one helicopter to the worksite for reports. The Bethpage and Massapequa Fire Departments also responded to […]

Head-On Crash On Route 67 Leaves Man In Critical Condition

Posted: January 29, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, head-on crashes are one of the deadliest kinds of crashes. In 2017, there was a 58% fatality rate for head-on or frontal crashes. Rural areas are more likely to experience head-on crashes, with 13% of all fatal crashes in rural areas being head-on collisions. Compare this with […]

Police Officer Injured In 3-Vehicle Crash

Posted: January 28, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

Most people have had to execute a U-turn at some point in their lives. Hopefully, it has been at a point in the road where U-turns are allowed. However, at places on some roads in New York, a U-turn is not permissible. This may be because there is little to no visibility for oncoming vehicles. […]

Tourist Requires Amputation After Falling On Subway Tracks

Posted: January 27, 2020 | Categories: News

Considering that the New York Subway system is one of the world’s busiest, it’s a wonder that we don’t hear more reports of people falling onto the subway tracks. It’s been known to happen frequently. Sometimes, people trip and fall onto the tracks. There are also instances where someone has dropped something onto the tracks, […]

Salina Crash Shows Why You Need To Move Over When Approaching An Accident

Posted: January 24, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

Syracuse.com reports that a trooper has been injured while investigating a crash in Salina. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning on the Onondaga Lake Parkway.  Photos posted by the state police in a Tweet indicate that the trooper’s vehicle appeared to have been rear-ended. The police officer suffered from minor injuries. The crash that the officer was […]

Train Strikes Tractor-Trailer In Rockland County

Posted: January 23, 2020 | Categories: Truck Accidents

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/01/21/rockland-county-train-strikes-tractor-trailer/ In 1981, the Federal Railroad Administration began keeping track of when trains collided with vehicles at railroad crossings. That year, there were 9,461 collisions with 728 reported fatalities and 3,293 injuries. In 2015, the agency reported 2,075 collisions with 265 fatalities and 798 injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorist […]

Slick Roads Blamed For Bronx River Parkway Accident

Posted: January 22, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

The winter season officially began on December 21st and will continue through March 19th. During this season, take notice that 70% of America’s roadways lie in areas that will receive snowfall during the season. 70% of the population also live in regions where there will be snowfall this winter. For those on the roadways, they […]

Teen Driver Crashes Into Trees In Erin

Posted: January 21, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

Like many states concerned with the number of teen deaths in automobile accidents, New York State has implemented a graduated driver’s license program. This means that before they have full driving privileges, a New York teen must first get a learner’s permit, a junior driver’s license, and at 18 years of age, they can get […]

Staten Island Accident Response Policy Causes Problems, But It May Expand Anyway

Posted: January 20, 2020 | Categories: News

New York is a large metropolitan area, which means that there is no way for police to respond to every accident. Because of this, New York law requires that a driver involved in an accident resulting in more than $1,000 in property damage or an injury or death be reported to the police within 10 […]

Elderly Woman Struck By Sanitation Truck, Driver Flees

Posted: January 17, 2020 | Categories: Car Accidents

Shortly after taking office, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his Vision Zero initiative, which hoped to reduce pedestrian fatalities in the city to zero. As part of the plan to reduce those fatalities, the city introduced safety upgrades. Some of these safety upgrades were giving pedestrians head starts at crosswalks, installing an […]

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