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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Jaywalker Hit and Killed in Manhattan

Two separate vehicles struck two pedestrians in Upper Manhattan after the individuals reportedly jaywalked across 207th Street and 9th Avenue, leaving one seriously injured and the other dead. A 1999 Ford Explorer was the first to hit the two, sending the pedestrians flying into traffic. A second vehicle subsequently hit them. Both men were taken… Read More »

Child Accidentally Drives Over a Toddler on Staten Island

A five-year-old reportedly got behind the wheel of a running van on Staten Island, put it into reverse and backed over a toddler. The two-year-old child was critically injured and was taken to Richmond University Medical Center for treatment. The accident occurred while a woman was placing another child into the backseat of the van…. Read More »

Crash on Whitestone Bridge Leaves Nine Injured

Four vehicles recently collided on the Whitestone Bridge, entangling traffic for an hour and leaving nine people with significant injuries. The accident occurred on the Queens side of the bridge in the southbound lanes. All of the victims were reportedly taken to local hospitals for treatment, according to officials who arrived at the scene. Motorists… Read More »

Report: 60 Percent of State’s Pedestrian Deaths in New York City

A recently released report shows that more than 60 percent of pedestrians who were struck and killed in traffic accidents in the state of New York were hit in the five boroughs of New York City. A total of 732 pedestrian fatalities occurred between the years of 2011 and 2013, according to the report from… Read More »

Lincoln Tunnel Bus Crash Injures 18 People

The early morning rush hour recently ended in a crash between two buses in the Lincoln Tunnel June 10. Authorities reported that 18 people were hurt, but none of them suffered critical injuries. The New Jersey Transit bus and private bus reportedly struck each other in the center tube of the tunnel. Traffic was rerouted… Read More »

School Bus Collides with SUV in Lido Beach

A mini school bus and a SUV slammed into one another in the eastbound lanes of Lido Boulevard in Long Beach recently. The accident reportedly took place near the Malibu Beach Club and resulted in significant traffic delays. Fortunately, no students were riding in the bus at the time of the crash, and only one… Read More »

Some Car Accidents Cry Out Negligence

In the vast majority of personal-injury cases arising out of a car accident, the question of whether a given driver acted negligently must be decided at trial by a jury.  It cannot be decided before trial by a judge as a matter of law.  But, there are exceptions.  Some accidents speak so loudly to a… Read More »

SUV Hits and Kills Pedestrian in New York City

An SUV reportedly crashed into another vehicle and then plowed into a pedestrian after being thrust onto the curb. The recent accident occurred in Hell’s Kitchen where a southbound GMC Envoy collided with a similarly southbound Freightliner truck. The accident caused the SUV to jump the curb, striking a 56-year-old man from the Bronx. Emergency… Read More »

Cyclist Critically Injured After Collision with Bus

 A cyclist recently collided with a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) bus, leaving him critically injured. The cyclist was reportedly riding at South 5th St. in Williamsburg when he struck the bus. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was listed in critical condition. Earlier this year, an MTA bus driver faced charges after hitting a… Read More »

Bus Travelling from New York Catches Fire

A bus that originated from New York City recently caught fire and eventually exploded outside of Boston on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Video released later showed fire and smoke coming from the Bolt Bus during the evening rush hour. The windows were also blown out in an apparent explosion. No injuries were reported to any of… Read More »