new york auto accident

New York State is Seventh in the Nation for Traffic Deaths

by | August 15th, 2014

Despite technological advances and strict laws, the number of highway fatalities continues to grow in New York State. A new study has ranked each state based on its number of traffic fatalities—and New York didn’t fare well. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that in 2012, there were 33,561 highway fatalities nationwide. This is […]

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 […]

4 killed in Airport Road car accident

by William Mattar | January 9th, 2012

January 9, 2012 On Sunday a head-on collision on Airport Road in the Town of Maine has led to four deaths, reports News Channel 34. A 55-year-old man of Endicott, New York, was driving a 2000 Dodge minivan. He drove it into the northbound lane and struck a northbound 2003 Chevrolet SUV head-on. The SUV […]

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 […]

DWI accident closes road in Westmoreland

by William Mattar | January 4th, 2012

January 4, 2012 A hit-and-run accident on Tuesday morning sheared a telephone pole in half and closed a portion of a Westmoreland street, reports WKTV News. Sometime before 12:30 a.m. a 26-year-old Westmoreland man was heading east on West South Street and lost control of his vehicle, striking a pole and shearing it in half. He […]

Move Over Law saves lives

by William Mattar | January 3rd, 2012

January 2, 2012 New York State’s Move Over Law is being expanded to include more vehicles, according to Hudson Valley Your News Now. In an effort to keep all workers safe, New York lawmakers have amended the year-old Move Over Law to include, not only emergency vehicles like police cars and ambulances, but also maintenance, […]

William Mattar offers free safe and sober rides home on New Year’s Eve

by William Mattar | December 28th, 2011

December 28, 2011 Drunk driving accounts for numerous deaths and injuries year after year. That’s why William Mattar Law Offices are partnering with Designated Drivers of Buffalo and Rochester to offer free rides home for people who have been drinking or who need a safe way home on New Year’s Eve. Too many tragedies occur […]

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 […]