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February is Black History Month

by William Mattar | February 12th, 2015

In honor of Black History Month, William Mattar has sponsored a Time Warner Cable spot commemorating the contributions of notable African Americans to the history of our country. You can watch a video of the spot here.  

NYC DOT Employee Run Over and Killed by Co-Worker

by emallernee | May 17th, 2011

May 17, 2011 Just after midnight on Monday, a 59-year-old New York City Department of Transportation highway repairman was killed on the job while patching up Cross Island Parkway in Queens, New York. The man was run over by a truck that was backing up on the Parkway; it was driven by one of his […]

Syracuse auto accident leaves 1 dead

by William Mattar | October 14th, 2010

October 14, 2010 A truck driver who was involved in a deadly Syracuse auto accident has been ticketed for his role in the accident, WSYR reports. Police said a man driving a truck swerved from the passing lane and forced a passenger vehicle off the road in the Syracuse auto accident. Another truck following behind […]

SUV crashed into home in Syracuse auto accident

by William Mattar | August 5th, 2010

The Post-Standard reports that a police pursuit ended causing a Syracuse auto accident when crashing into a home. Police saw an SUV running red lights and disregarding traffic signs, and attempted to pull over the vehicle. The vehicle failed to negotiate a turn, and crashed into a garage attached to a home. The driver entered […]

Heart attack causes Albany auto accident Friday morning

by William Mattar | December 14th, 2007

December 14, 2007 A man died in an Albany auto accident Friday morning after suffering from a heart attack, according to the Times Union. After the heart attack, the New York auto accident victim veered off the road and ran into a home. The Albany car accident happened at 6:30 a.m. and no one else […]

Several New York auto accidents in Monday’s winter weather

by William Mattar | December 4th, 2007

December 4, 2007 The winter weather on Monday was a factor in several New York auto accidents, according to The Observer-Dispatch. Police say a road was closed due to about 15 New York auto accidents with minor injuries in the vicinity on Monday. A woman was injured in a two-car New York auto accident when […]

Troy pedestrian accident victim dies Sunday

by William Mattar | November 27th, 2007

November 27, 2007 A woman who was injured in a Troy pedestrian accident on Nov. 17 has passed away, according to the Albany Times Union. The 46-year-old New York pedestrian accident victim was crossing the street around 7:30 p.m. when she was struck by a northbound vehicle. The man who caused the accident cooperated with […]

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 […]

New York car accident injures one

by William Mattar | November 13th, 2007

November 13, 2007 A woman rear-ended another driver at a traffic light Monday morning, leaving one person injured from the New York auto accident, according to the Observer Dispatch. The woman was cited for following too closely. Around 11:28 a.m., the driver who caused the New York car accident was treated for neck and chest […]

Three hospitalized after Thursday New York auto accident

by William Mattar | November 9th, 2007

November 9, 2007 Three people were sent to the hospital Thursday with injuries sustained in a New York auto accident, according to The Observer-Dispatch. Three vehicles were slowing to a stop at an intersection when the car at the back rear-ended the middle vehicle, slamming it into the first car. The 47-year-old driver of the […]