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February 2019 Archives

Queens, N.Y. - Victim Injured in Accident on 168th Street

Queens, N.Y. (February 14, 2019) - One person has been left with injuries following a vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon. The two vehicle New York accident occurred before 5 p.m. in the Jamaica Hills area at the intersection of Hillside Avenue and 168th Street.

Bronx, N.Y. - Woman Dies After Being Hit by Bus on Story Avenue

Bronx, N.Y. (February 14, 2019) - A woman has died following a hit-and-run bus accident in Castle Hill. The fatal New York pedestrian accident occurred around 10 a.m. near the Havemeyer and Story Avenue intersection.

Camden, N.J. - Teenager Dies After Being Hit by Police Vehicle

Camden, N.J. (February 14, 2019) - A teenage girl has died after she was hit by a police cruiser on Wednesday evening, according to authorities. The deadly New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred around 10 p.m.in the city of Camden at the intersection of East State and Harrison Avenue.

Why are birth-related injuries on the rise?

The pregnancy process can be filled with excitement for families in New Jersey. And, with each doctor's appointment, the expecting mother gets closer and closer to giving birth. While labor and delivery can present some problems, many expecting mothers trust their doctors and medical team when it comes to prenatal care and steps to take during the birthing process. However, doctors are human and thus prone to human errors. And, when errors are made during the birthing process, this could result in birth injuries to the mother and newborn.

States with the Worst Drunk Driving Statistics

Drunk Driving Dangers

Despite the constant warnings, the education given, and the demonstrations made, people will still decide that it is okay to go out and drive after consuming alcohol. In New York and New Jersey, roughly 1.4% and 1.5% of drivers admit to driving after drinking too much, numbers that are not far off from the 1.9% that nationally admit to driving after drinking too much. These percentages may seem small, but in 2012, it was estimated nearly 121 million times drivers got behind the wheel, they were too intoxicated to drive safely.

Bronx, N.Y. - Man Critically Injured in Accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway

Bronx, N.Y. (February 13, 2019) - A young man has been left fighting to stay alive after being involved in a large-scale crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway. The New York multi-vehicle accident occurred Monday morning and involved at least 6 vehicles, police say.

Buffalo, N.Y. - Police Looking for Hit and Run Perpetrator from Accident Near Grant Street

Buffalo, N.Y. (February 13, 2019) - Police are searching for a woman who left the scene of a hit and run accident that happened Tuesday morning. The New York pedestrian hit and run accident occurred in a shopping complex near the intersection of Boyd and Grant Street.

Buffalo, N.Y. - Man Charged with DWI After Hitting Police Car Near Lisbon Avenue

Buffalo, N.Y. (February 13, 2019) - A man has been charged with driving while under the influence after he hit a police car and injured two officers inside, according to police. The New York drunk driving accident occurred near the intersection of Lisbon and Bailey Avenues around 11:30 p.m.

What Happens After Getting Injured in an Accident

Who Gets Injured in a Car Accident

It is an unfortunate truth, but at some point, nearly all drivers will be involved in a car accident at some point in their life. Most of these accidents will be simple and easy to recover from, but there are accidents in which recovery will be a long and hard process. In 2012, nearly 2.5 million Americans went to the hospital following a car accident, with almost 200,000 of those people needing additional hospitalization, which can end up meaning high medical bills and long recuperation times.

Bronx, N.Y. - Man Dies After Attempting to Help Crash Victim on Cross Bronx Expressway

Bronx, N.Y. (February 12, 2019) - A man has died after trying to help a woman who was injured in a crash on the Cross Bronx Expressway early Monday morning. The deadly New York pedestrian accident occurred around 1:15 a.m. and involved multiple vehicles.

Pleasantville, N.J. - Driver Speeds While Going Wrong Direction, Runs Red Light, Causes Fatal Accident on Main Street

Pleasantville, N.J. (February 12, 2019) - A driver has died after speeding and running a red light while also driving the wrong direction on Monday, according to police. The deadly New Jersey accident occurred in Pleasantville at the intersection of Main Street and Delilah Road.

Harrison Township, N.J. - Man Killed After Accident on Snow Covered Aura Road

Harrison Township, N.J. (February 12, 2019) - A man has died after losing control of his vehicle and hitting a second vehicle head-on, according to police. The New Jersey head-on accident happened Monday around 7:30 a.m.

The Dangers of Broken Bones in Auto Accidents

How Bones Break in Auto Accidents

Car accidents vary in the damage they cause to their passengers. In many accidents, those within the vehicle suffer only minor injuries: bruises, sore muscles, a small cut or two, etc. These injuries are easy to recover from, and most people find that they are back to their old selves within a few weeks. Although many car accidents result in minor injuries, some injuries end up being very serious, and cause us to need extensive medical attention.

Bronx, N.Y. - Man Critically Injured After Accident on New England Thruway

Bronx, N.Y. (February 11, 2019) - A man was left critically injured following an accident that involved street racing on the New England Thruway on Sunday evening, according to authorities. The New York multi-vehicle accident occurred around 7:10 p.m. near Bartow Avenue in the Bronx.

Endicott, N.Y. - 68-Year-Old Woman Issued Ticket After Accident on North Page Avenue

Endicott, N.Y. (February 11, 2019) - A 68-year-old woman has been ticketed after causing an accident Sunday afternoon. The New York vehicle accident occurred around 12:03 p.m. at the intersection of North Page Avenue and West Franklin Street in Endicott.

Huntington Station, N.Y. - Two Injured in Accident on New York Avenue

Huntington Station, N.Y. (February 11, 2019) - Two people were injured following an accident in Huntington Station Sunday morning, according to police. The New York vehicle accident occurred on Sunday morning on New York Avenue around 9:50 a.m.

Head-On Collisions and Their Injuries

The Statistics Involving Head-On Collisions

There are several ways to get into a car accident. You can be involved in a rear-end accident, in which you or someone else hits the back of another vehicle. You can be involved in an accident in which you or someone else hits the side of a vehicle, also known as a "T-bone" accident. You can also be involved in an accident in which you or another driver sideswipes a vehicle, which is an accident that occurs often.

Rochester, N.Y. - Accident Outside of Bar on Lyell Avenue Sends 2 to Hospital

Rochester, N.Y. (February 8, 2019) - A woman sent two people to the hospital after crashing her car outside of a bar Friday morning, according to police. The New York vehicle accident occurred outside of Smokin Joe's Bar and Grill on Lyell Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

Hannibal, N.Y. - Driver Who Fell Asleep at Wheel Causes 3 Car Accident on State Route 3

Hannibal, N.Y. (February 8, 2019) - A man who fell asleep behind the wheel has caused a multi-vehicle accident on Friday, according to State Police. The multi-vehicle New York accident occurred at the intersection of State Route 3 and State Route 104 in the town of Hannibal in Oswego County.

Saranac, N.Y. - Driver and Officer Injured in Head-On Collision on State Route 3

Saranac, N.Y. (February 8, 2019) - An officer and a civilian driver were injured due to a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon. The New York vehicle accident occurred around 5 p.m. on State Route 3, according to authorities.

Middletown, N.Y. - Victim Stabbed, Crashes Car, Has Car Stolen by Attacker on Heidt Avenue

Middletown, N.Y. (February 8, 2019) - A man was stabbed, crashed his vehicle, and then had his vehicle stolen from him during an internet meetup to exchange goods and cash, according to police. The New York vehicle accident and assault happened on Wednesday afternoon on Heidt Avenue.

Saddle Brook, N.J. - Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Vehicle in Parking Lot on Market Street

Saddle Brook, N.J. (February 7, 2019) - A pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle in a New Jersey shopping center parking lot on Thursday. The deadly New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred on Market street near 5th Street around noon, according to authorities.

Lacey, N.J. - Two Drivers Injured in Accident on Newark Avenue

Lacey, N.J. (February 7, 2019) - Two drivers have been injures following an accident on Wednesday morning. The two vehicle New Jersey accident occurred around 7:34 a.m. at Lacey Road and Newark Avenue in Ocean County.

Pennsauken Township, N.J. - Fuel Leaks onto Road After Accident on North Park Drive

Pennsauken Township, N.J. (February 7, 2019) - An accident in Pennsauken Township led to a fuel spill on Wednesday morning, according to authorities. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred around 12:30 a.m. on the South Crescent Boulevard and North Park Drive intersection.

Queens, N.Y. - Off Duty Officer Saves Life of Motorcyclist on Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Queens, N.Y. (February 7, 2019) - An officer in Queens on her way to work saved the life of a motorcyclist who was injured from a hit-and-run accident Thursday morning. The hit-and-run New York accident happened Thursday morning when a red tractor trailer with no license plate hit a motorcyclist on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway near Exit 43 in Woodside, leaving the injured woman at the scene.

Proving fault in a pedestrian accident

Based on current statistics, roughly 5,000 pedestrians die in crashes involving other motor vehicles each year. In addition to that, another 76,000 suffer injuries in these collisions. The location of these accidents can vary. A pedestrian could be in the crosswalk, crossing the highway, walking on a sidewalk or in a parking lot or structure when an inattentive or negligent driver encounters them.

Cranford, N.J. - Man in Motorized Scooter Injured After Being Struck by Car

Cranford, N.J. (February 6, 2019) - A pedestrian has been injured after being hit by a car on Tuesday, according to the Cranford Police Department. The New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred before 12:50 p.m. at Centennial Avenue and Lincoln Avenue East.

South Brunswick, N.J. - 15 Injured in Accident Involving 2 Vehicles on Route 130

South Brunswick, N.J. (February 6, 2019) - Multiple people were injured following an accident on Route 130 Wednesday morning, according to authorities. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near Distribution Way and near an entrance to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Queens, N.Y. - Elderly Woman Dies After Being Hit by Vehicle Near 63rd Avenue

Queens, N.Y. (February 6, 2019) - An elderly woman has died after she and her husband were hit by a vehicle, according to officials Wednesday evening. The deadly New York pedestrian accident occurred in Queens around 6 p.m. near the Challenge Playground in Little Neck near 251st Street and 63rd Avenue.

Statute of Limitations in New York for Personal Injury Cases

What Does "Statute of Limitations" Mean?

A fact that many people are unaware of is that there is a time limit on the legal action you can take after an accident occurs. "Statute of Limitations" is a legal phrase that discusses the amount of time you have to legally take someone or a corporation to court over an issue in which you were wronged. Depending on the crime, the statute of limitations will change, so it's important that you look up the time frame you have to work in before pursuing your case farther, making sure you have enough time to work with to get your case to court.

Melrose, N.Y. - Police Officer Wounded by Suspect Who Pinned Officer Between Vehicles

Melrose, N.Y. (February 5, 2019) - A police officer has been left injured after a run in with a group of robbers on Monday, according to authorities. The New York pedestrian accident occurred around noon in Melrose around the Sheridan Avenue and East 162nd Street area after the suspects in the accident were found after committing several robberies and car jackings earlier in the day starting around 6 a.m. The suspects were found sometime after leaving the scene of a different accident.

Hauppauge, N.Y. - Three Vehicles Involved in Accident on the Long Island Expressway

Hauppauge, N.Y. (February 5, 2019) - Three vehicles were involved in an accident on the Long Island Expressway late Tuesday morning, according to Suffolk Police. The New York vehicle accident occurred at 11:40 a.m. on the westbound side of the expressway at exit 56.

Eastchester, N.Y. - Man Causes Head-On Collision in Wrong Way Crash

Eastchester, N.Y. (February 5, 2019) - A man caused a head-on collision after driving the wrong direction down the Bronx River Parkway in Eastchester, according to Westchester police. The New York head-on collision occurred before 11 p.m. when Joseph Ayala drove his 2015 Cadillac Escalade in the southbound direction in the northbound lanes.

Wrongful Death and Accidents Involving Vehicles

How Wrongful Death Works

"Wrongful Death" is a phrase that seems odd, as it discusses a topic that most people would agree with. Any death is seen as wrong and hurtful, so isn't that what wrongful death is? Legally, there is more than that when it comes to wrongful death. "Wrongful Death" is a death that occurs when an individual acts recklessly and carelessly and causes the death of a second individual who would not have died had the first individual acted more carefully. In any wrongful death case, there are four elements: negligence, breach of duty, causation, and damages. When all of these elements are present, it is clear that a case is one of wrongful death, but proving these elements can be difficult, and it can make going through the courts difficult.

Queens, N.Y. - Two Men Ejected After Flipping Their Vehicle Over Barrier on Belt Parkway

Queens, N.Y. (February 4, 2019) - One man has died and another has been left wounded after the car they were traveling in flipped over a concrete barrier on the Belt Parkway in Queens, according to police. The deadly New York highway accident occurred around 4:40 Sunday morning near Exit 19 near Kennedy Airport when the 2018 Dodge Challenger, being driven by a 25-year-old male, hit a concrete barrier, causing both himself and his passenger to be ejected form the vehicle.

Manhattan, N.Y. - Man on Bicycle Struck and Killed by Vehicle near Eighth Avenue

Manhattan, N.Y. (February 4, 2019) - A man on a bicycle was struck and killed in a hit-and-run accident on Monday morning, according to police. The fatal New York hit-and-run pedestrian accident occurred near Eighth Avenue and 45th Street, with investigators believing that the bicyclist was riding his bike north while in the bike lane just before he was hit.

Rochester, N.Y. - Four Vehicle Accident Results in One Death on Hudson Avenue

Rochester, N.Y (February 4, 2019) - One person has died following a four-vehicle collision in Rochester on Sunday afternoon. The deadly New York vehicle accident occurred on Hudson Avenue and Norton Street before 4:30 p.m., according to authorities.

What Auto Fixes Can Help Prevent Accidents?

How Your Vehicle Can Prevent an Accident

Accidents that cause injuries are never something we want to cause or be apart of. When we know we've caused another person to suffer and be in pain, it cans cause us to feel guilt and depression, and of course, it's even worse for the individual who became injured due to the accident. After hurting someone, we can expect to be asked to pay for the bills and other payments the victim in the accident will incur, which can mean lost savings and difficult financial situations. Often, when we can stop an accident from happening, we should, and stopping an accident from happening can be as simple as maintaining the parts on your vehicle.

Egg Harbor, N.J. - Car Overturns After Accident on a Garden State Parkway Off-Ramp

Egg Harbor, N.J. (February 1, 2019) - A car was left flipped on its roof after it was involved in a collision on a Garden State Parkway off-ramp on Thursday morning, according to police. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred around 9:11 a.m. near the Washington Avenue exit from the Garden State Parkway.

Lebanon, N.J. - Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Hunterdon County on Route 31

Lebanon, N.J. (February 1, 2019) - A man has died after being involved in a motorcycle accident on Thursday in Hunterdon County. The deadly New Jersey motorcycle accident occurred on Thursday morning around 10:40 a.m. when a motorcycle lost control and left the southbound lanes, driving instead into the northbound lanes, hitting a car in the process.

Vestal, N.Y. - Broome County Deputy Seriously Injured in Head-On Collision on Route 17

Vestal, N.Y. (February 1, 2019) - A deputy from the Broome County Sheriff's Office was injured in a head on collision Friday morning. The New York vehicle accident occurred in the city of Vestal on Route 17 at roughly 1:40 a.m.

Paying Attention to Changing Road Conditions

What Does it Mean to Have Changing Road Conditions?

When the conditions we drive in change, we must also change the way we drive to ensure that we will be safe. Changing road conditions can happen for a multitude of reasons, all of which require a specific change to our driving habits. For many, this is an obvious change that should happen, but for others, this change is not something they think about, and so they will drive the way that they always do even though it is not the safest thing they can do.

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