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September 6, 2016

Drunk Driver Stopped by Police on Long Island Expressway

Drunk Driver Stopped by Police on Long Island Expressway

Thankfully, due to multiple calls to 911, the police were able to stop and arrest a drunken Queens man driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway before somebody was injured or killed. The offender was pulled over and arrested on Tuesday near Exit 52 in Commack about 2:20 a.m. According to a report..

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August 31, 2016

Queens Accident Kills 3 and Injures 10

Queens Accident Kills 3 and Injures 10

A multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on Wednesday resulted in thee deaths and 10 injuries according to a report by the New York Daily News. A driver of a motor vehicle lost control and hit a guardrail on a Long Island Expressway exit ramp in Queens. The vehicle was split in half and caused a multi-vehicle..

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August 25, 2016

Pokemon Go Takes Distracted Driving to a Lethal Level

Pokemon Go Takes Distracted Driving to a Lethal Level

Distracted driving, usually thought of as texting while driving, is an ever-increasing hazard on our roadways. The advent of new applications, such as Pokemon Go, has provided yet another distraction to operators of motor vehicles. In Japan, a truck driver struck two pedestrians, killing one of them, while being distracted playing Pokemon Go, according to..

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August 23, 2016

Will This Labor Day Weekend Be the Deadliest in Years?

Will This Labor Day Weekend Be the Deadliest in Years?

Beaches, picnics, barbecues – all things that make Labor Day special. Unfortunately, traffic accidents are also well-known to be associated with Labor Day weekend. In an article by the New York Post, experts are predicting that this Labor Day weekend could be the deadliest in years in terms of motor vehicle accidents. Traffic injuries and..

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August 22, 2016

Five Killed in Horrific Crash on Long Island Expressway

Five Killed in Horrific Crash on Long Island Expressway

Five people died, including a former aide to Governor Cuomo, in a terrible cross-over accident on the Long Island Expressway. The New York Daily News reported that the driver of a Subaru Outback lost control of his vehicle and crossed the grassy median. His vehicle went airborne into oncoming traffic. A 10-year old boy lost..

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August 19, 2016

Deadly Bus Crash in Newark

Deadly Bus Crash in Newark

A deadly collision between two New Jersey Transit buses in Newark left the driver of one bus dead and caused injuries to several passengers. The full details of the crash are still under investigation, according to a report by CBS New York. The buses were found in a classic T-Bone collision pattern. At least 18..

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July 29, 2016

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Where Autistic Teen Elopes from Queens Public School

Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Where Autistic Teen Elopes from Queens Public School

A settlement has been reached in the death of Avonte Oquendo, wherein Oquendo’s family agreed to a $2.7-million payout from the city, CBS2 reported. In October of 2013, the 14-year-old autistic boy vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found on a beach in College Point, Queens…

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July 27, 2016

23-Year Old Woman Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Lincoln Tunnel

23-Year Old Woman Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Lincoln Tunnel

A 23-year old female passenger on a motorcycle was killed on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at approximately 3:00am. The driver of the motorcycle was 35 years old. The full details of the crash were not apparent in the report by CBS New York. The investigation was being conducted by the Port Authority Police. This fatal..

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July 21, 2016

Care at Rehab Hospitals May Result in Harm to One Third of Patients

Care at Rehab Hospitals May Result in Harm to One Third of Patients

Health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes have a duty to provide adequate care for patients. When facilities fail in their duties, patients may suffer serious injuries. Many instances of medical malpractice have facility negligence as the underlying cause. Ultimately, the facility is responsible for its staff, grounds and services. In a..

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June 29, 2016

Hicksville Car Accident Kills One Bicyclist and Injures Another

Hicksville Car Accident Kills One Bicyclist and Injures Another

A woman in her 40s and her father were riding bicycles on Wednesday afternoon on New South Rd. in Hicksville, New York, when tragedy struck. According to a report by CBS New York, a passing SUV struck the unidentified bicyclists before striking another vehicle and finally crashing into a house. The female bicyclist was pronounced..

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