Category: Car Accidents - page 4

November 17, 2016

Car Jumps Curb and Strikes Pedestrians on Upper West Side

At approximately 11:00am, an SUV was attempting to park on 96th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Witnesses saw the SUV strike a van while trying to park. The SUV then jumped the curb and struck at least two pedestrians before coming to a stop on the sidewalk. According to a report by CBS New York, Three..

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November 8, 2016

Utility Truck Kills Pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Monday Night

Another pedestrian fatality has been reported this year. This time, a utility truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Monday night. As reported by CBS New York, a woman was struck by a utility truck at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Further details have not been reported at this time. When an..

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October 31, 2016

6-Year Old New Jersey Boy Struck by Float in Halloween Parade

The Halloween Parade in Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey, is normally a time for excitement and celebration. Unfortunately, this year a horrible accident at the parade resulted in serious injuries to a 6-year old by who remains in the Intensive Care Unit in Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. According to a report by..

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October 28, 2016

Heroic School Crossing Guard Struck and Killed by Tractor Trailer in Hempstead New York While Saving Student

A beloved school crossing guard affectionately known as “Miss Carol” was struck and killed by a tractor trailer at the corner of South Franklin and Grove Streets in Hempstead at around 10:20 a.m. Friday morning. CBS New York reported that she was attempting to stop the truck for a crossing child when she was killed…

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October 24, 2016

NYPD Vehicle Stolen When Officer Leaves Keys in Ignition – the Implications of Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 388

Normally, when a vehicle is stolen, the owner is not liable for any injuries or damage caused by the stolen vehicle. However, when the owner can be shown to be negligent, the owner can be held liable for any injuries or damage caused by the driver of the stolen vehicle. This scenario played out in..

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October 13, 2016

Drunk Driver Strikes Mastic Beach Fire Department Van on Long Island Injuring Multiple Firefighters

Two firefighters were injured in another crash involving a drunk driver. The drunk driver was previously convicted of driving while intoxicated. On Wednesday night, according to Newsday, the drunk driver struck a Mastic Fire Department van which had been stopped at a red light having just come from the Firematic Training Center on Yaphank Avenue…

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October 11, 2016

What Will It Take for People to Stop Drinking and Driving?

Another fatal accident was reported over the weekend involving a drunk driver striking and killing a 21-year old man who was walking back to his college following a Saturday night out. According to a report by CBS New York, the driver was found to be at twice the legal limit following the fatal incident. The..

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October 7, 2016

The Top 12 Things You Need To Do If You Have Been in a Car Accident

The Top 12 Things You Need To Do If You Have Been in a Car Accident Car accidents are a common occurrence in New York. Statistics from 2014 show that there were approximately 300,000 car accidents that year. Over 250,000 of them were reported to the police and nearly 120,000 of them resulted in an..

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October 7, 2016

The Pedestrian Knockdown – 48-Year Old Man Critically Injured in Brooklyn Intersection Accident

A 48-year old man was struck while crossing the street on Atlantic Ave. at Norwood Ave. in Cypress Hills at about 7:49 p.m Thursday evening. The New York Daily News reported that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and the victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition. Further details were..

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October 6, 2016

Three Fatal New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accidents Overnight

New Jersey experienced three fatal motor vehicle accidents last night in separate incidents reported on their roadways. The details of each accident remain under investigation, but a report in the Brick, NJ Patch confirms that tow of the fatal accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway, while the other occurred on I-295. The Garden State..

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