Woman charged after fatal Rochester auto accident

by William Mattar | February 10th, 2011

February 10, 2011 WSYR-TV reports a woman has been charged with a DWI following a deadly Rochester car accident. The car accident occurred when the driver crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle. Snow-covered roads and an unsafe driving speed were listed as contributing factors in the car accident. The female driver […]

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 […]

Woman faces charges following Niagara Falls auto accident

by William Mattar | January 13th, 2011

January13, 2011 The Niagara-Gazette reports that one woman faces charges following a Niagara Falls car accident. The woman struck a patrol car that had pulled over on the side of the road to make an arrest. The patrol car had its lights on at the time of the car accident. The woman left the scene […]

Taxi driver arrested in Syracuse pedestrian accident

by William Mattar | January 6th, 2011

January 6, 2011 Syracuse.com 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 […]

Woman killed in Rochester auto accident

by William Mattar | December 2nd, 2010

December 2, 2010 The Wall Street Journal reports that a woman was killed in a four-vehicle Rochester car accident. The woman was a passenger in a vehicle attempting to make a left turn.  The vehicle was rear-ended in the car accident, which pushed the car into oncoming traffic. The vehicle was then struck by a […]

One killed in Niagara Falls drunk driving accident

by William Mattar | October 28th, 2010

October 28, 2010 Police are investigating a Niagara Falls car accident that killed one person and injured two others. According to WGRZ, the Niagara Falls car accident happened when the driver of the car took a turn too fast and struck a pole. The vehicle flipped over upon impact with the pole. Six people were […]

Falling asleep at the wheel: accident or negligence?

by William Mattar | June 17th, 2010

June 17, 2010 The Post Standard reports that a mother and her two children were taken to the hospital following a Watertown car accident. Their vehicle was side swiped by another car whose driver fell asleep at the wheel. The Watertown car accident happened on State Route 3. A 20-year-old female was driving a Jeep […]

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 […]