Leray car crash kills 1, injures 5

by William Mattar | December 27th, 2011

December 26, 2011 At about 10:50 a.m. on Goulds Corners Road on Christmas morning, one woman was killed and five others were injured in a two-vehicle crash, reports the Watertown Daily Times. The crash occurred near Waddingham Road when a Kia Sorrento traveling north cut across Goulds Corners Road. It hit  a southbound Chevrolet Avalanche head […]

Goggles simulate drunk driving

by William Mattar | December 21st, 2011

December 21, 2011 New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Highway Traffic Safety offered shoppers visiting Bridgewater Commons a chance to experience firsthand the simulated dangers of drunk driving, reports Central Jersey. Whether it was a 16-year-old or an 81-year-old, once the person strapped on a pair of specialized goggles to simulate alcoholic intoxication, […]

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 […]

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 college student dies in I-81 crash

by William Mattar | December 14th, 2011

December 14, 2011 A 20-year-old Long Island man was killed in a fiery car crash on Interstate 81 on Saturday, December 3, reports the Times Tribune. The Susquehanna County Coroner said that he died of smoke inhalation. The victim, identified as a student from Mount Sinai, New York, was driving north of I-81 at 2:32 […]

Two killed in Pawling, New York, one-car auto wreck

by William Mattar | December 12th, 2011

December 12, 2011 A one-car double-fatal car accident occurred in Pawling, New York, on Saturday, December 10, at approximately 2:25 a.m., reports The Daily Mail. In response to a 911 call, Dutchess County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the West Dover Road area. When they arrived, they found one car rolled over with two injured occupants […]

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 […]

Arrests made, tickets issued after Buffalo Bills game

by William Mattar | December 7th, 2011

December 7, 2011 On Sunday evening, the New York State Police conducted a DWI (driving while intoxicated) patrol to coincide with the Buffalo Bills game, reports WIVB.com.  traffic Three arrests were made, and 98 tickets were issued. Tickets included two DWI arrests, one unlawful possession of marijuana arrest, 41 speed violations, eight cell phone tickets, […]

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 […]

New York nursing director dies when her SUV slams into rear of tractor-trailer

by William Mattar | December 2nd, 2011

December 2, 2011 On her way to work Thursday morning, a 57-year-old Howes Cave woman died on I-88 in Duanesburg, New York, after her SUV slammed into the back of a moving tractor-trailer, reports the Times Union. After hitting the truck, the roof of her Honda CR-V was partially sheared off. The woman oversaw three […]