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Auto Accidents Archives

Bronx, Brooklyn Rocked By Wave Of Pedestrian Accidents

A rash of accidents in the Bronx and Brooklyn recently sent four pedestrians to the hospital. The collisions continue the onslaught of pedestrian accidents in New York City this summer.

Suffolk County Accident: Three Children Hit In Crosswalk

A 35-year-old mother was helping her three children cross the street when a SUV slammed into them. Suffolk County police said the children and woman were lawfully using the crosswalk when a Chevy Trailblazer driven by a 49-year-old man hit and injured them.

Brooklyn Motorcycle Accident Kills Passenger; Taxi Cab Flees Scene

A 37-year-old woman is dead after a motorcycle accident on a Brooklyn highway. The victim was a passenger on a BMW motorcycle driven by a 42-year-old man when he lost control of the bike and struck the center median of the Belt Parkway. His passenger was ejected over the median where she collided with an oncoming taxi cab.

NY Texting-While-Driving Tickets Only Succeed 44 Percent Of Time

New York police officers have a difficult time citing motorists for unlawful acts of distracted driving. Typically, police have to catch the offender in the act to write a ticket, or cite them when they've learned that an auto accident was caused by a cellphone. But law enforcement isn't the only area of government struggling to make New York's texting ban impactful.

Auto Accident Case Settled for Full Policy

This past week, I had the opportunity to settle a case on behalf of one of our clients.  The client was a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Brooklyn, while crossing the street.  Our client suffered a broken arm which required surgery and plates and screws to fix.  I settled the case for the full limits of the driver's insurance policy.

New York City Motorcycle Season Brings Safety Concerns

Because of their affordability, size and excellent gas mileage, the popularity of motorcycles is on the rise in New York City. However, the trend does bring concerns. Beginner motorcyclists are much more likely to crash than experienced riders. Also, many NYC motorists fail to keep an eye out for motorcycles.

Would A 0.05 Percent BAC Reduce Drunk Driving Deaths In NY?

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) sparked a national discussion after recommending that states lower their legal blood-alcohol content (BAC) limit for motorists. In New York, the limit is 0.08 percent; if the NTSB successfully lobbies lawmakers that limit could lower significantly, to 0.05.

Auto Accidents as Art

There is an artist in Denmark, Nicolai Howlat, who has recently published a series of works called "Car Crash Studies."  Mr. Howalt went to a police station and photographed cars damaged and destroyed in auto accidents.  The result is a series of pictures which are haunting and poignant in their depiction of the violence and power of auto accidents.

Commercial Trucks And NYC Pedestrians: A Fatal Combination

A fatal truck-pedestrian accident in Brooklyn is the third such incident in the past month or so according to Streetsblog and it's the sixth death involving a tractor trailer and a pedestrian since last summer.

Auto Accidents and Distracted Driving

Auto Accidents involvng teens texting while driving have killed more than 3,000 teens compared with 2,700 who die as a result of alcohol.  These shocking statistics involving distracted driving are based on a study recently released by Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park.  If you text or use your cellphone and are in an auto accident you stand the chance of being responsible for the death or serious injury of another person.  It may be a person in your car, another car or a pedestrian.  It could also result in criminal prosecution.  It just 'aint worth it.  Stay alert and drive responsibly.

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