Category: Traffic Accidents - page 2

January 3, 2017

Fatal Brooklyn Hit-and-Run leaves 29-year Old Woman Dead

The rash of hit-and-run accidents that seemed to plague New York City in 2016 has apparently continued into 2017. This time, 29-year old Hermanda Booker was struck was crossing Kings Highway near Nostrand Ave. in Midwood at about 6:45 a.m. when she was struck by a white SUV. The SUV fled the scene and officials..

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December 20, 2016

Jonny Kool Settles Brooklyn Pedestrian Knockdown Case for $2.3 Million

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wishes to congratulate our partner, Jonny Kool, on his recent settlement of a Brooklyn case involving a pedestrian struck by a commercial van owned and operated by Staten Island University Hospital. The pedestrian/plaintiff was a 60 year old dental assistant and receptionist who was struck and run over..

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December 8, 2016

56-Year Old Woman on a Citi Bike Sustains Serious Leg Injury When Struck by Van on 6th Avenue

A 56-year old woman, whose name was not released, was seriously injured in an accident with a van on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. As reported by DNAINFO.COM, she was struck by a white van outside 1211 Sixth Ave., between West 47th and 48th streets, about 9:16 a.m. on Thursday. Witnesses report that she sustained a..

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December 6, 2016

Impaired Driver Arrested Following Wrong-Way Crash That Injured Three on Long Island

Impaired driving continues to be a major problem on our roadways that only seems to worsen around the holidays. In a report from CBS New York, the police reported that a 42-year old man was driving a 2009 Toyota northbound in the southbound lane of the William Floyd Parkway near Flintlock Drive at around 6:30..

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November 28, 2016

Rash of School Bus Crashes Continues – 8 Injured in Queens School Bus Crash

School bus crashes have been reported with increasing frequency the past couple of weeks. Another was reported by the Daily News today. Six children and two adults were injured at approximately 7:30am when a school bus lost control and crashed in Queens. The incident occurred in Fresh Meadows at 75th Ave. and 181st Street. The..

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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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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 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 17, 2016

Dozens of Children Injured in Crash on Palisades Parkway Involving Two School Buses

Every parent fears hearing news that their son or daughter was injured while in the care of another. The reality is that our society relies upon school buses to transport our children back and forth to school. The further reality is that these school buses can be involved in accidents in which our children can..

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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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