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Cyclist Strikes Continue To Rise This Year

Posted: August 20, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called the recent increase in bicycle accidents a “crisis.” In 2018, there were a total of 10 bicyclists killed by vehicles on New York City streets. So far in 2019, there have been 19 cyclists killed. This prompted a number of protests, including a “die-in” protest where […]

Man Arrested For Leaving Scene Of Pedestrian Accident Where Two Were Hit

Posted: August 19, 2019 | Categories: News

Under New York law, any persons involved in an accident must stop at or as near the scene as possible and exchange information with the other party. If either party contacts the police, all parties must wait for them to arrive. Leaving the scene of an accident can result in numerous fines and penalties, depending […]

Queens Accident Leaves Teen Pinned, Two Others Injured

Posted: August 16, 2019 | Categories: News

While head-on collisions with another vehicle and T-bone crashes cause traumatic and even catastrophic damages and injuries, one in five crashes are single-vehicle crashes. More than 8,000 people a year die in single-vehicle rollover crashes each year in the United States. Run off-road single-vehicle crashes account for approximately 70% of all fatal single-vehicle crashes. The […]

Suspected Drunk Teen Hits Pedestrian In Bohemia

Posted: August 15, 2019 | Categories: Pedestrian Accidents

New York is like many states in that they have what is known as a dram shop law. The New York State Dram Shop Act could make a server or establishment liable in some drunken-driving accidents. While this law doesn’t typically apply to social hosts, it can apply to bars and restaurants. The law covers […]

19th Cyclist Killed This Year In NYC

Posted: August 14, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

Throughout 2018, New York City had a total of 10 cyclist deaths. That number has already risen to 19 as of August 12th. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is running for president, finally admitted that there was a crisis back in July. This prompted a plan called Green Wave: A Plan for Cycling in New […]

Pedestrian Killed By Cyclist Who Fled The Scene, A Rare Type Of Accident

Posted: August 13, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative had the admirable goal of reducing the number of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities on New York streets. The initiative included redesigning intersections, giving pedestrians a head start at intersections and stricter enforcement of traffic laws. Despite these initiatives, the number of cyclist deaths looks to be rising in […]

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 […]

Speed Limits To Remain The Same At Deadly Limo Crash Location

Posted: August 8, 2019 | Categories: News

The Schoharie limousine crash was the deadliest transportation-related disaster in the United States since the 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407 crash outside Buffalo. It was the deadliest road disaster since a 2005 bus fire in Wilmer, Texas killed 23. 22 people total were killed, including the driver and two pedestrians. The limousine involved in the […]

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, […]

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