Pedestrian Accident

Albany Man Charged In Connection With November Hit-And-Run

by Adrian | January 18th, 2012

A 19-year-old man from Albany, New York, has finally been charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred last November.

Accused hit-and-run doctor due in court

by William Mattar | January 12th, 2012

January 11, 2012 A New York doctor charged in a hit-and-run is due in court this week on the issue of a court-ordered blood draw, which is up for discussion, according to The Wall Street Journal. The doctor’s attorneys have questioned whether suburban Buffalo police had enough reason to request the court-ordered blood draw, which […]

New York teen critically injured by hit-and-run driver

by William Mattar | January 6th, 2012

January 6, 2012 A Brooklyn teen was struck and nearly killed by a hit-and-run driver on Wednesday around 7:30 p.m. in Flatlands, reports the New York Daily News. The 14-year-old boy was crossing busy Flatlands Avenue, near East 54th Street, on his way to the store for his mother when a 2011 Ford Econoline van […]

17-year-old pedestrian killed by drunk driver

by William Mattar | December 19th, 2011

December 19, 2011 A high school senior died after he was struck by a drunk driver while standing on a Brooklyn street divider on Friday around 9:40 p.m., reports the New York Daily News. The 17-year-old man was standing on a Cropsey Avenue traffic island at Bay 37th street in Gravesend when a 2000 Dodge […]

Pedestrian killed in Long Island car accident

by William Mattar | December 5th, 2011

December 5, 2011 A 93-year-old female pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning in an accident in Huntington Station on Long Island, CSS New York reports. The woman was trying to cross New York Avenue near West 9th Street when she was hit at 6:40 a.m. She was transported to Huntington Hospital where she was later […]

Sleep-starved bus drivers cause too many tragic accidents

by William Mattar | November 16th, 2011

November 16, 2011 Lives have been lost in the Bronx, in Virginia, in Upstate New York as sleep-deprived intercity bus drivers cause their buses to careen into other drivers and off the road. The National Transportation Safety Board’s report commissioned by Senator Schumer and Representative Velazquez is the latest in a string of wake-up calls, […]

Deathtrap buses driven by drivers asleep at the wheel

by William Mattar | November 14th, 2011

November 14, 2011 The headlines have been coming in for months: lives lost in the Bronx, in Virginia, in Upstate New York, as intercity buses careen into other drivers and off the road. Last week’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report was a much-needed look at the ugly underbelly of the bus industry, said Lawrence […]

New York woman killed and brother hurt after leaving vehicle amid pileup

by William Mattar | November 2nd, 2011

November 2, 2011 After a pileup on the Cross Bronx Expressway early Sunday, a brother and sister were struck by another car and thrown over a barrier, plunging 75 feet to the ground below, according to The New York Times. The siblings, both Bronx residents, were traveling west on the Cross Bronx with eight other […]

Taxi driver arrested in Syracuse pedestrian accident

by William Mattar | January 6th, 2011

January 6, 2011 reports that police have arrested the driver of a taxi cab who was responsible for a New year’s Day hit-and-run Syracuse pedestrian accident. The driver struck a pedestrian at 2:30 a.m. and then left the scene of the Syracuse pedestrian accident. The victim was taken to the hospital where she was listed […]

2007 Car Accident News

by William Mattar | December 30th, 2007

2007 was a trend in the right direction in terms of car accident safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2007, traffic deaths reached their lowest levels since 1994. However, there were still plenty of car accidents, with the NHTSA reporting a total of 41,059 people killed and another 2,491,000 injured. […]