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Derailed Train Crashes onto New Windsor Road

While traveling on Water Street on March 7, drivers didn’t expect that they’d have to swerve to avoid a train. But that’s what happened. ABC7 News reported that a witness said it was the “most terrifying thing” she had ever seen. Two people were hurt in the 3:30 p.m. crash. The freight train in question […]

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Cab Hits Pedestrian, Victim Critical

A livery cab driver was arrested last month after he ran into a pedestrian in a crosswalk in Brooklyn. The cab driver, a seventy-nine-year-old man, hit the pedestrian, a sixty-five-year-old man, in a crosswalk at Nostrand Avenue and Quentin Road in Marine Park. The victim had been on his way to a synagogue nearby, where […]

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The Five Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

Sadly, NYC pedestrian deaths for 2017 have outpaced those in the same time period for 2016 by 57 percent. Although many people love the city’s “walkability,” too many are killed while simply crossing the street. Mayor De Blasio has spearheaded the Big Apple’s Vision Zero campaign to reduce vehicle crash deaths. He says these have […]

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Drugged Driver Crashes Car into Kitchen

So, maybe you’ve run a stop sign in your life or have gotten into a little fender bender or worse. We all make mistakes. Chances are that you haven’t ridden across lawns, crashed through some fences into a pool, crashed into someone’s house, and run naked down the road while ringing doorbells—at least, not all […]

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Drunk Off-Duty Officer Causes Fatal Wrong-Way Crash

An off-duty police officer reportedly consumed eleven drinks and then drove his car two miles in the wrong direction on the Sunrise Highway in Queens. The officer crashed into a van and caused the death of its driver in the early hours of September 27. More than an hour after the crash, the twenty-four-year-old officer’s […]

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Queens Truck Crash Injures Bus Passengers

Fourteen passengers and the bus driver were taken to area hospitals for treatment after a flatbed truck collided with an MTA bus in the neighborhood of Jamaica during Thanksgiving week. No one was initially charged in the incident, but the driver of the truck accused the bus driver of speeding while admitting at the same […]

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Takata, Airbags, Shrapnel, and You

When we drive in our cars, we expect the glass to not shatter, the frame to withstand a rollover, and our airbags to make an accident less likely to result in injury. Sadly, we can no longer trust that these ubiquitous safety measures are as safe as we thought. Many people have now been injured […]

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Long Island Crossing Guard Killed While Saving Child

A tragic accident in Long Island killed devoted crossing guard Virginia Carol Leviner. At sixty-six years old, Miss Carol (as she was known) had worked that area for nearly thirty years. She loved her “kids,” as she called them, and eventually gave her life for one of them. On the day of the fatal accident, children […]

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Car Crashes into Long Island Restaurant, Starts Fire

Some Suffolk County commuters on their way to work last week got to see something very different on their morning drive: A car in Shirley veered off Mastic Boulevard at the corner of William Floyd Parkway, crossed the sidewalk and grass strip on the north side of the road, and crashed into the Checkers Restaurant […]

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