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 […]

Golf cart on roadway in New York rear-ended by car

by William Mattar | November 30th, 2011

November 30, 2011 Two teenagers are hospitalized after they drove a golf cart onto a western New York rural highway this past weekend, according to Wall Street Journal. The incident occurred just after midnight on Saturday in the town of Byron, west of Rochester, on Route 237. An 18-year-old female was driving the unlighted, slow […]

Single car crash in the Town of Colden leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

by William Mattar | November 28th, 2011

November 28, 2011 An early morning crash in the Town of Colden, New York, has left one man dead and another hospitalized, according to the Erie County Sheriff. The deceased is a 24-year-old passenger of a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man from Colden. The vehicle was southbound on Irish Road in Colden when the […]

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 […]

2 dead in 3 car wreck in Orange County, New York

by William Mattar | November 11th, 2011

November 11, 2011 The victims that were killed in Tuesday’s three-car Goshen crash have now been identified by state police. They were both from the Town of Warwick, New York, according to The woman was 74, and the man was 86. At about 2:45 p.m. the woman was driving a 2004 Volvo on Route […]

Designated driver in fatal New York accident

by William Mattar | November 9th, 2011

November 9, 2011 A New York woman who was the “designated driver” was involved in a fatal crash early Saturday morning. A passenger died when he was ejected from the vehicle. Friends say that they teased the driver about not drinking at a Tully, New York, country club birthday party Friday night, according to the […]

Upstate New York man dies in crash involving stolen vehicle

by William Mattar | November 7th, 2011

November 7, 2011 An Albany, New York, man, 62, died Tuesday from injuries suffered when his BMW was struck by a stolen vehicle. According to the Associated Press, the stolen sports utility vehicle was being driven by a man fleeing from Albany police. The 29- year-old driver of the other vehicle was charged with possession […]

3-car accident hurts 7 people at central New York intersection

by William Mattar | November 7th, 2011

November 4, 2011 Seven people were injured Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle wreck in Pompey, New York. Six of the injured were in a minivan. State police say that the minivan failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection in the Onondaga County of Pompey, New York, just southeast of Syracuse. The van […]

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 […]