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    Bus Driver Involved in Fatal Accident Faces Criminal Charges

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A 23-year-old bus driver from New York has been charged with careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after a fatal accident in early August. All this is happening as the driver recovers from serious injuries of his own. The bus accident reportedly occurred on Interstate 95 in North Carolina, north of […]

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    Jaywalker Hit and Killed in Manhattan

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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    Child Accidentally Drives Over a Toddler on Staten Island

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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. […]

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    Crash on Whitestone Bridge Leaves Nine Injured

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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    Lincoln Tunnel Bus Crash Injures 18 People

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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    School Bus Collides with SUV in Lido Beach

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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    Some Car Accidents Cry Out Negligence

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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    SUV Hits and Kills Pedestrian in New York City

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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    Cyclist Critically Injured After Collision with Bus

    By Dominique A. Penson

     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 […]

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