Truck Accident

Federal Regulators Get Restraining Order To Shut Down Bus Line

by Adrian | January 27th, 2012

The federal government is taking legal action against a bus company that runs from Albany, New York; to Chinatown on Manhattan Island, since the company has refused to stop it’s services after allegations of serious safety issues.

New York state already bans hand-held cell phones while driving

by William Mattar | December 16th, 2011

December 16, 2011 The National Transportation Safety Board  (NTSB) recommended on Tuesday, December 13, that drivers be banned not only from texting while driving but also from placing hands-free calls, reports PC magazine. “More than 3,000 people lost their lives last year in distraction-related accidents,” NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said in a statement. “It […]

New York armored truck driver died in Woodbridge turnpike wreck

by William Mattar | December 9th, 2011

December 9, 2011 A 45-year-old New York man died when he was ejected from the armored truck that he was driving on the New Jersey Turnpike early Wednesday, according to My Central New Jersey. A state trooper said that the Garda Security International armored truck was traveling north in the outer roadway near milepost 90 […]

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 […]

Niagara Falls truck accident takes woman’s life

by William Mattar | February 3rd, 2011

February 3, 2011 The Hamilton Spectator reports an elderly woman has died following a Niagara Falls truck accident. The 81-year-old woman had just left the grocery story and was carrying her packages when she was struck by a delivery truck. The woman was transported to the hospital where she later died. Police had trouble with […]

Driver injured in Rochester truck accident

by William Mattar | January 27th, 2011

January 27, 2011 The Democrat and Chronicle reports that a tow truck driver has been injured in a Rochester truck accident. The driver was attempting to load a vehicle onto his flatbed truck when he was struck by another vehicle that was traveling north along County Road 8. He was partially in the northbound lane […]

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. […]

Anti-text messaging bill aims to prevent New York auto accidents

by William Mattar | November 20th, 2007

November 20, 2007 The Post-Standard reported that a senator is proposing a bill that would fine drivers $100 for sending text messages while driving in an effort to reduce New York car accidents. The bill proposal comes just months after a horrific crash that took the lives of five teenage girls that had graduated from […]