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May 2019 Archives

Why Merging Safely is Important for Everyone

When Do We Merge?

Our roads are an amazing network of independent parts that, at times, will need to intersect and merge with each other to allow for travel to be smooth and simple. In higher density areas, these intersecting and merging roads are more common and necessary, but they can be found everywhere in the United States. Due to this design, it's important that everyone on the road be respectful of each other so that we can all coexist together in the safest way possible. Still, there will be some who will not want to behave nicely, which will cause issues for others.

Monroe, N.J. - Driver Arrested After Leaving Accident He Caused on Route 33

Monroe, N.J. (May 31, 2019) - One man has been arrested after he caused then left an accident that injured multiple people and damaged multiple vehicles. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred Wednesday, around 3:15 p.m., on Route 33 near Bentley Road.

Franklin, N.J. - Three-Vehicle Accident on Route 517 Leaves One Injured

Franklin, N.J. (May 30, 2019) - One person was left injured after a three-vehicle accident occurred on a small state highway, according to police. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday, just before 10:30 a.m., on Route 517, also referred to as Munsonhurst Road, north of the Ogdensburg firehouse on the Ogdensburg and Franklin border.

Astoria, N.Y. - Woman Arrested for DWI Following Pedestrian Accident on Steinway Street

Astoria, N.Y. (May 30, 2019) - A woman from Queens was arrested after she hit a pedestrian on the sidewalk with her vehicle, according to police. The New York pedestrian accident occurred Thursday, around 2:25 a.m., at the intersection of Steinway Street and 28th Avenue.

Edison, N.J. - Officer Hit by High Schooler in Parking Lot of J.P. Stevens High School

Edison, N.J. (May 30, 2019) - A police officer was left with injuries after a high school student hit him with her car as she attempted to leave school. The New Jersey pedestrian accident took place on Thursday morning in the parking lot at J.P. Stevens High School, which is located at 855 Grove Avenue.

U-Turns and When Not to Make Them

How U-Turns Can Turn Dangerous

U-turns are one of the best maneuvers a driver can make to save time. This little turn allows us to turn around instantly, and for many drivers, this turn is a habit in their daily lives. This maneuver is a wonderful time and distance saver, but what it brings us in convenience it also brings in potential danger. U-turns, while they are legal, have many rules about them and how they can be performed. It's important to follow these rules to prevent an accident from happening, but for some, these rules are not known, so it's hard to know just when an accident can be done.

Proving fault in a medical malpractice action

Our trust and reliance in another person is often based on their profession and expertise. Patients trust medical professionals because they have the knowledge, skills and experience treating those who are ill and injured. When things go wrong, it is often challenging to blame a doctor we trust. However, doctors are human and subject to human errors. Patients could be harmed at the hands of a negligent medical professional.

Wilton, N.Y. - Motorcyclist Dies After Collision with Pickup Truck on Ballard Road

Wilton, N.Y. (May 29, 2019) - A motorcyclist has died after he was involved in an accident with a pickup truck according to Saratoga County Sheriff's officials. The fatal New York motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday, just after 9:00 a.m., on Ballard Road at the intersection with Gurn Springs Road.

Chatham, N.J. - Car Crash Leads to Rescue for Driver on Route 24

Chatham, N.J. (May 29, 2019) - A driver had to be cut out of their vehicle after they were involved in an accident that sent them off the road. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Tuesday, after 10:00 p.m., on Route 24, according to authorities.

Hicksville, N.Y. - Teenage Boy Hit by Car While on His Bike on Old County Road

Hicksville, N.Y. (May 29, 2019) - A teenage boy was hit by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the road while riding his bicycle, according to authorities. The New York pedestrian accident occurred on Tuesday, around 9:37 p.m., at the intersection of Old Country Road and Newbridge Road.

Making Left Turns at Intersections: When is it Safe?

Are Left Turns Dangerous?

There are plenty of unsafe actions to perform while driving on the road. Passing cars over a double yellow line, tailgating people who are not moving as fast as you would like, running through stop signs at intersections that "no one else ever stops at;" all of these actions are very dangerous and can lead to an accident happening. While all of these actions are deemed illegal and hazardous, there are actions that people can perform on the roads legally that can lead to accidents as well, one of which is the left turn.

Bergenfield, N.J. - Boy Hit and Killed by NJ Transit Bus on West Church Street

Bergenfield, N.J. (May 28, 2019) - A 10-year-old boy has died after he was hit by a New Jersey Transit bus as he attempted to cross the street. The fatal New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred on Monday, before 3:55 p.m., at the intersection of West Church Street and Veterans Plaza.

Montgomery, NY - Motorcyclist in Critical Condition Following Collision on Route 416

Montgomery, N.Y. (May 28, 2019) - A motorcyclist has been left in critical condition after he was hit by a vehicle that cut him off as he drove. The New York motorcycle accident occurred on Monday, around 12:24 p.m., at the intersection of Route 416 and Neelytown Road.

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Motorcyclist Killed Following Vehicle Accident on Ocean Parkway

Brooklyn, N.Y. (May 28, 2019) - A motorcyclist has suffered fatal injuries after they were hit by a vehicle while in the midst of making a left turn. The fatal New York motorcycle accident occurred on Monday, around 3:55 a.m., at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Beverly Road, according to police reports.

Why do People Drink and Drive?

Drinking and Driving Occurrences

Drunk driving accidents occur every day, but it's not uncommon to see a rise in the number of accidents during holiday weekends. Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and the Christmas season are all times that drunk driving accidents become more prevalent, and these accidents bring with them injuries and deaths, depending on how severe they are. These numbers are troubling, and after a drunk driving accident, everyone is left asking the same question: why did this happen?

Sheldon, N.Y. - Three Family Members Die Following Drunk Driving Accident on Route 20A

Sheldon, N.Y. (May 27, 2019) - A family has suffered a terrible loss following a drunk driving accident, according to New York State Police. The fatal New York drunk driving accident occurred on Sunday, around 6:00 a.m., at the intersection of Route 20A and Maxon Road.

Freeport, N.Y. - Several Injured After Vehicle Jumps Curb on South Long Beach Avenue

Freeport, N.Y. (May 27, 2019) - A vehicle that jumped the curb in Long Island hit and injured multiple people, including two children, according to authorities. The New York vehicle accident occurred on Monday, around 4:00 p.m., at the intersection of South Long Beach Avenue and West Merrick Road.

Wantage, N.J. - Motorcyclist Dies in Accident on Loomis Avenue

Wantage, N.J. (May 27, 2019) - A motorcyclist has died after his motorcycle crossed over the center line and collided with another vehicle, according to authorities. The deadly New Jersey motorcycle accident occurred on Saturday, around 8:30 p.m., on Loomis Avenue.

PTSD After a Vehicle Accident

What is PTSD in Relation to Vehicle Accidents?

After being involved in a serious vehicle accident, victims can suffer from a number of issues. Of course, victims will have the physical wounds to heal from, which can take long periods of time and medical care, but what about the mental and emotional wounds? These wounds are often not discussed, but they are just as important to heal, and it can be difficult to heal these wounds for those are unaware that they are even affected.

What Makes a Dog Bite Dangerous?

Dog Bites in America

Dogs are one of the most common and beloved pets Americans own. Our dogs have shows dedicated to them, websites built around them, and even movies made in their honor. It's safe to say that dogs are loved by many people in this country, but what happens when our beloved pets decide to bite others who come by?

Venice, N.Y. - Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle, Vehicle Rolls Over and Knocks Down Utility Pole on Moravia-Venice Town Line Road

Venice, N.Y. (May 24, 2019) - A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle that then brought down a utility pole, according to authorities. The New York pedestrian accident occurred Friday morning around 10:14 a.m. on Moravia-Venice Town Line Road in Cayuga County.

Albany, N.Y. - Woman Dies and Two Men Injured in Accident on I-90

Albany, N.Y. (May 24, 2019) - A woman has died after she was involved in an accident that also injured two men, according to authorities. The fatal New York vehicle accident occurred on Thursday afternoon at the Northway and I-90 interchange, with multiple cars being reported as being involved.

Commack, N.Y. - Prius Driver Trapped After Vehicle Accident on Indian Head Road

Commack, N.Y. (May 24, 2019) - A Prius driver became trapped inside their vehicle following a vehicle accident that involved two cars. The scary New York vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday, around 10:30 p.m., on Indian Head Road.

What are common medication errors?

When we get sick, we rely on medical professionals to help treat us and make up better. This could be the nurse checking vitals, the physician making a diagnosis, a surgeon completing a surgery and a pharmacist filling a prescription. When medical professionals make mistakes, a patient is likely to suffer. Whether it is a missed step, misdiagnosis, miscommunication or typo, a medical error could impact a patient's care at various levels.

Cranford, N.J. - Crossing Guard Hit in Pedestrian Accident on Walnut Avenue

Cranford, N.J. (May 23, 2019) - A crossing guard has suffered injuries after they were hit by a vehicle as they were helping a child cross the road to get to school, according to authorities. The New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred Thursday morning, around 8:07 a.m., at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Blake Avenue, near the Walnut Avenue School.

Grand Island, N.Y. - Man Accused of Drunk Driving in Head-On Accident on North Grand Island Bridge

Grand Island, N.Y. (May 23, 2019) - A man was charged with DWI after he caused a head-on collision in New York this week. The New York drunk driving accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon on the North Grand Island Bridge and involved two vehicles total, according to police.

Aberdeen, N.J. - Woman Dies in Motorcycle Accident on Amboy Road

Aberdeen, N.J. (May 23, 2019) - A woman from Woodbridge was killed and a man from Carteret was injured in a motorcycle accident that involved a car, according to authorities. The fatal New Jersey motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday evening after 8:00 p.m. on Amboy Road, just south of Prospect Avenue.

Common Plane Crash Injuries

Plane Accidents Today

Recently, there have been a slew of reports concerning airplanes having issues that either lead to mechanical failures that "down" the aircraft or cause the plane to crash, both of which are the worst-case scenarios for anyone flying. These failures come about for a number of reasons, including typical wear-and-tear, insufficient repairs to failing parts, or lack of response by airlines to repair or replace planes that are in need of these fixes. No matter the reason, when a plane experiences an issue while passengers are on board, everyone in the plane is in danger of being injured or killed.

Hurley, N.Y. - One Dead in Three Car Collision on Route 209

Hurley, N.Y. (May 22, 2019) - A motorcyclist has died following a multi-vehicle accident that also involved a state prison van, according to authorities. The fatal New York motorcycle accident occurred Wednesday morning around 7:50 a.m. in the northbound lanes of U.S. Route 209, near Wynkoop Road.

Jamaica, N.Y. - Motorcyclist Dies After Collision with Garbage Truck on Liberty Avenue

Jamaica, N.Y. (May 22, 2019) - A motorcyclist has died after he was involved in an accident involving a garbage truck, according to authorities. The fatal New York motorcycle accident occurred on Tuesday morning around 1:00 a.m. on Liberty Avenue, near 157th Street, in the Queens neighborhood.

Syosset, N.Y. - Driver Killed After Being Hit on Side of the Road on Seaford-Oyster Expressway

Syosset, N.Y. (May 22, 2019) - A driver from Ambulette was killed after he was hit by another vehicle while parked on the shoulder of a busy expressway, according to police. The fatal New York vehicle accident occurred on Tuesday, around 7:00 a.m. on the southbound side of the Seaford-Oyster Expressway near the Jericho Turnpike.

Why Intersections Can be Dangerous

What Are Intersections for?

Our roads are a beautiful puzzle designed by civil engineers to help us navigate our world in the most direct and simple way possible. These roads are built and designed in such a way to make travel as simple and quick as possible, which can be difficult to do, depending on the landscape and area that the road is being built. Our way of life would not be possible without our roads, and they are something we should be thankful for every day.

Springfield, N.Y. - Sheriff's Deputy Injured in Police Chase with Suspect on Route 20

Springfield, N.Y. (May 21, 2019) - A sheriff's deputy was struck head-on by a vehicle he was pursuing, causing him to be injured in the accident, police report. The New York vehicle accident occurred on Monday on Route 20 near Route 80, authorities report.

Middletown, N.J. - Vehicle Accident Causes Traffic Light to Fall on Route 36

Middletown, N.J. (May 21, 2019) - Two people were injured and a traffic light was brought to the ground in an accident that also left one car on its roof, according to authorities. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred late Monday morning around 11:48 a.m. at the intersection of Route 36 and East Road in the Belford section of the town.

Randolph, N.J. - Police Officer Injured in Three Vehicle Collision on Route 10

Randolph, N.J. (May 21, 2019) - An officer with the Rudolph Police Force suffered several injuries following a traffic accident, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp. The New Jersey traffic accident occurred on Monday morning around 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Route 10 and Millbrook Avenue and involved three vehicles.

Why Certain Vehicles are Not Legal on the Road

Legal Vehicles vs Illegal Vehicles

A vehicle is defined as a "thing for transportation of people or goods, especially on land." This definition, while useful, is very broad, and it opens itself up to many interpretations by the general public. A car is obviously a vehicle, but is a bicycle a vehicle? What about a riding lawnmower? Or a hoverboard? Can all of these vehicles go on the road, since they all do fall under this definition of vehicle? Roads, after all, are for vehicles and for travel. Don't all vehicles qualify to travel on the road?

Old Bridge, N.J. - Man Dies in Vehicle Accident on Route 9

Old Bridge, N.J. (May 20, 2019) - A middle aged man has died after he was involved in a vehicle accident that included a tractor-trailer, according to authorities. The fatal New Jersey accident occurred early Monday morning, around 3:30 a.m., at the intersection Route 9 and Old Mill Road.

Sloatsburg, N.Y. - One Dies in Accident Involving Riding Lawn Mower on Route 17

Sloatsburg, N.Y. (May 20, 2019) - An accident involving a riding lawn mower and a vehicle resulted in the death of one and serious injuries of another, according to police. The fatal New York vehicle accident occurred on Sunday evening around 8:45 p.m. on Route 17, near Washington Avenue.

Rumson, N.J. - Two People Die Following Motorcycle Accident on Hartshorne Road

Rumson, N.J. (May 20, 2019) - A man and a woman have died after they were involved in a motorcycle accident over the weekend, according to police. The fatal New Jersey motorcycle accident occurred on Saturday evening, around 7:20 p.m., at the intersection of Navesink Avenue and Hartshorne Road.

When a Vehicle Swerves into Your Lane

Driving on Busy Roads vs Quiet Roads

Any driver can tell you that driving on a busy road is completely different than driving on a quiet road. Busy roads are filled with other drivers, lots of distractions, and more possibility of dangers and accidents. Quiet roads, however, are much calmer, there are less people to worry about, and drivers feel more comfortable knowing they are driving in a more peaceful place. While this is all true, all roads still hold dangers, and these dangers need to be watched for carefully at all times.

Jersey City, N.J. - School Bus Slams into Nail Salon Following Accident on Laidlaw Avenue

Jersey City, N.J. (May 17, 2019) - A school bus ended up inside a nail salon following a vehicle accident, according to police. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Friday afternoon just after 4 p.m. at the corner of Laidlaw Avenue and Baldwin Avenue.

Ridge, N.Y. - Motorcyclist Dies After Rear-End Crash on Route 25A

Ridge, N.Y. (May 17, 2019) - A motorcyclist has died after being involved in an accident with another vehicle, according to authorities. The fatal New York motorcycle accident occurred on Thursday afternoon around 12:20 p.m. on Route 25A just east of William Floyd Parkway.

Clinton, N.J. - Driver Dies After Accident with Tractor-Trailer on Interstate 78

Clinton, N.J. (May 17, 2019) - A driver has died and a child has been injured following an accident involving a tractor-trailer, according to police. The deadly New York accident occurred on Friday morning around 8:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 78.

When the Brain is Hurt in an Accident

How Delicate is the Brain?

Our bodies are complex organisms that are both fragile and strong. For instance, a simple slice from a knife can cut our skin, but our bones will need a significant amount of force to break or crack them. Indeed, our bodies are complicated and amazing, and they are the subject of studies performed every day in the world. Of all the parts of our body, one part in particular is quite extraordinary, and without it, we would not be able to be alive or be ourselves.

Pequannock, N.J. - One Injured in Vehicle Accident that Ends with One Vehicle Overturned on Route 23

Pequannock, N.J. (May 16, 2019) - One person suffered serious injuries after they were involved in an accident with another vehicle that caused the victim's vehicle to overturn. The scary New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Thursday evening around 5:40 p.m. on Route 23.

Howell, N.J. - Two People Trapped Following Accident with Garbage Truck on West Farms Road

Howell, N.J. (May 16, 2019) - Two people ended up trapped in their vehicles following an accident involving a vehicle and a garbage truck, according to police. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Tuesday morning just before 11:00 a.m. on West Farms Road near Oates Drive.

Commack, N.Y. - Two People Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident on Veterans Memorial Highway

Commack, N.Y. (May 16, 2019) - Two people needed to be hospitalized following a vehicle accident that involved two vehicles, police report. The New York vehicle accident occurred Wednesday afternoon around 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Autumn Drive and Veterans Memorial Highway.

Why You Must Exchange Information Following an Accident

The After-Accident Procedure

After an accident occurs, there are certain procedures that must be followed. You have to ensure you are and no one else is hurt, you need to move your vehicles off the road, you need to call authorities if they are needed, and finally, you must exchange information with the other driver in the accident. The step of exchanging information is small, but it's important, because having this information is crucial to the steps after the accident.

Elderly woman struck and killed outside New Jersey supermarket

Although many risks for New Jersey residents are on the roadways, collisions involving motor vehicles could also occur in parking lots. This not only places motorists at risks, but also pedestrians traveling to and from their vehicles in the parking lot.

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Teen Bicycle Dies After Collision with Car Door on 17th Avenue

Brooklyn, N.Y. (May 15, 2019) - A 16-year-old boy has died after he was involved in a vehicle accident while riding his bike, according to authorities. The fatal New York accident occurred on Wednesday evening, around 5:40 p.m., on 17th Avenue near 53rd Street, in the Borough Park area.

New Cassel, N.Y. - Bicyclist Left in Critical Condition Following Accident on Prospect Avenue

New Cassel, N.Y. (May 15, 2019) - A bicyclist has been left in critical condition after he was involved in an accident with a taxi cab, according to reports. The New York bicycle accident occurred on Monday, around 6:30 p.m., on the eastbound lanes of Prospect Avenue.

What Defective Tires Look Like

What is a Defective Tire?

Tires are an essential part of our vehicle. Without them, our vehicles simply would not move anywhere and stay exactly where they are. Tires can range in their appearance and use, which allows consumers to have a variety of tires that can fit their needs. Tires for snow and ice have thick tread to help the tires move in the slippery and icy conditions. All weather ties give you a balance of tread and size so that you can drive safely in most conditions. Tires can also come in a variety of sizes to help give your car that perfect look you want. Indeed, tires can do a lot for us as drivers, but what happens when a tire is defective?

LeRoy, N.Y. - Woman Dies in Head-On Accident After Attempting to Pass Car on State Route 19

LeRoy, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) - A woman from Churchville has died following a vehicle accident that occurred because she was attempting to pass another vehicle, according to police reports. The fatal New York vehicle accident occurred on Monday evening around 7:31 p.m. at the State Route 19 and Randall Road intersection in Genesee County.

Monroe, N.J. - Woman Killed in Accident on Forsgate Drive

Monroe, N.J. (May 14, 2019) - A woman has died after she was hit by a man who was driving with a suspended license and failed to stop. The fatal New Jersey accident occurred on Monday afternoon on Forsgate Drive, according to police.

Pleasantville, N.Y. - Wrong Way Driver Causes Injuries in Accident on Saw Mill River Parkway

Pleasantville, N.Y. (May 14, 2019) - A wrong-way driver has caused a head on accident, injuring both himself and the driver of the other car involved, according to police. The New York vehicle accident occurred Tuesday, around 1:10 a.m. on Saw Mill River Parkway near the Grant Street intersection.

When You Get into an Accident on the Highway

Accidents that Occur on the Highway

Accidents occur every day on every roadway imaginable, including the highway. While most of these accidents are fairly simple to navigate (exchange information, see if anyone is hurt, take pictures, etc.), accidents on the highway can be more difficult to manage and handle. These accidents are usually fairly serious to begin with, but these accidents incorporate more deadly factors than just any other accident.

Newark, N.J. - Man Driving with Invalid License Injures 2-Year-Old on Brookdale Avenue

Newark, N.J. (May 13, 2019) - A man who was driving with an invalid license struck and critically injured a 2-year-old girl on Sunday, according to authorities. The New Jersey pedestrian accident occurred on Mother's Day around 9:40 a.m. near the intersection of Brookdale Avenue and 18th Avenue.

AuSable, N.Y. - Two Teenagers Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Fuller Road

AuSable, N.Y. (May 13, 2019) - Two teenagers have suffered injuries due to an accident involving a motorcycle and a car, according to authorities. The New York motorcycle accident occurred on Sunday afternoon on Fuller Road in the small Clifton County town.

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Bicyclist Killed in Accident Involving SUV on Avenue U

Brooklyn, N.Y. (May 13, 2019) - A bicyclist was hit and killed in a pedestrian accident late Sunday evening, according to police. The fatal New York Pedestrian accident occurred around 8:20 p.m. at the intersection of Avenue U and East 33rd Street in the city of Marine Park.

How to Stop Texting and Driving

The Dangers Surrounding Texting and Driving

There are significant dangers that we face every day on the road when we drive. These dangers can be due to animals that wander onto the road, they can be due to weather that changes the conditions on the road, but most often, these dangers come from ourselves and other drivers. We as drivers often make unsafe decisions as we drive, whether that be driving while drunk, driving while not watching the roadway, or watching because our phones are more interesting to us than driving is, all of which can cause us to be involved in a serious accident.

Hamilton, N.J. - Several Injured in Vehicle Accident on I-195

Hamilton, N.J. (May 10, 2019) - Several people were left with injures after a multivehicle accident occurred on Thursday. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred around 2:30 p.m. in Mercer County on eastbound I-195, according to police.

Manhattan, N.Y. - Drunk Driver Causes Amputation and Other Injuries in Accident on West Side Highway

Manhattan, N.Y. (May 10, 2019) - A woman has been left with a serious amputation and a crossing guard has received serious injuries following a drunk driving accident. The New York drunk driving and pedestrian accident occurred on Friday in a crosswalk on West Side Highway west of Murray Street, according to police.

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Bus Carrying Special Needs Adults Involved in Accident on Avenue U

Brooklyn, N.Y. (May 10, 2019) - Multiple adults with special needs needed to go to the hospital following an accident involving the school bus they were riding on, according to authorities. The New York school bus accident occurred in the Old Mill Basin area, at the intersection of Avenue U and East 61st Street, around 9:20 a.m.

The Importance of Airbags in Accidents

When Were Airbags First Invented

It's almost comical to see how the first vehicles were put together compared to vehicles today. Vehicles of the past were built to simply get their occupants from point A to point B, while vehicles today are made to not only get people where they need to go, but also keep them safe while they do it. Vehicles today have multiple safety features meant to keep us safe; these features including impact zones, seatbelts, strong materials used to make the vehicle, and airbags.

Medical malpractice and maternal deaths during childbirth

When people think about the risks associated with childbirth, they tends to focus on the harm that could be suffered by the newborn. While birth injuries suffered by a baby can be tragic and cause lifelong issues and pain, newborns are not the only ones impacted by birth injuries. Mothers, too, could also suffer harm when medical mistakes are made during pregnancy, labor or delivery. And these mistakes could cost some mothers their lives.

Woodbury, N.Y. - Wrong Way Driver Causes Fatal Accident on State Route 6

Woodbury, N.Y. (May 9, 2019) - Two people from Hudson Valley have died following a car crash that occurred on Wednesday evening, according to authorities. The fatal New York vehicle accident occurred around 11:00 p.m. on State Route 6 in Orange County.

Long Island City, N.Y. - Woman Fatally Injured After Being Hit by Car on Queens Plaza South

Long Island City, N.Y. (May 8, 2019) - A woman has died after she was hit by a vehicle that was coming off of a bridge on Wednesday morning, according to police. The deadly New York pedestrian accident occurred around 5:25 a.m. at the crosswalk on Queens Plaza South and 27th Street in the Queens neighborhood.

Lacey, N.J. - Woman Dies in Head-On Collision on Route 539

Lacey, N.J. (May 7, 2019) - A woman from Manchester has died after she was hit head-on by another vehicle, according to authorities. The deadly New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Tuesday around 11:35 a.m. at mile marker 15.9 on Route 539.

Ridge, N.Y. - Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Accident on Middle Country Road

Ridge, N.Y. (May 7, 2019) - A man from Farmingville has died after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident early Tuesday morning, according to police. The deadly New York vehicle accident reportedly occurred around 12:10 a.m. at the intersection of Middle County Road and Wading River Hollow Road.

How a Simple Fall Can Hospitalize You

When We Fall on a Property

Nobody ever wants to be seen tripping and falling in public, but unfortunately, it happens to all of us. For a lot of people, a simple trip and fall accident is not a big deal, but for others, an accident involving a fall can mean serious injuries that will cost a lot of money to help heal. When a fall happens simply because we trip over our own feet, there's not much to be done, but when a fall happens due to negligence of a property owner, it can leave a fall victim frustrated and upset as they seek treatment for their injuries. While it's exasperating to be injured on a property, it's important to know that a property owner's negligence is something that should be questioned, and that negligence is something that a victim can be compensated for if the owner of the property is completely at fault for the accident.

Oakdale, N.Y. - Pedestrian Accident Ends in Death on Sunrise Highway

Oakdale, N.Y. (May 6, 2019) - A man was struck and killed in a pedestrian accident, according to authorities. The deadly New York pedestrian accident occurred on Sunday afternoon around 12:00 p.m. on Sunrise Highway near Connetquot Avenue, police report.

Huntington Station, N.Y. - Three Injured in Accident Involving Police Vehicle on Walt Whitman Road

Huntington Station, N.Y. (May 6, 2019) - Three people were injured after they were involved in an accident with a police vehicle, according to police reports. The New York vehicle accident occurred on Sunday evening around 5:51 p.m. on Walt Whitman Road in front of the Walt Whitman Mall, reports confirm.

The Difference Between Yellow and White

What Colors Tell Us What to Do?

When we drive on the road, there are several things that help to direct our travel. We have several different kinds of road signs that tell us how the road works, what the road is named, and the best way to enter that roadway. We have traffic signals that let us know when it's safe to cross over other roadways and when we need to stop. We also have lines painted on the road that tells us what kind of lane our lane is, the direction it is going, and if it is going to end any time soon. These lines are important for drivers to pay attention to, but equally, the colors of these lines tell us just as much if not more information that we need to know as we drive.

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Postal Truck on MacDougal Street

Brooklyn, N.Y. (May 3, 2019) - A pedestrian was hit and killed by a vehicle belonging to the US Postal Service on Friday, according to authorities. The fatal New York pedestrian accident occurred around 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of MacDougal Street and Howard Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area, police report.

Mannington, N.J. - Driver Dies After Being Involved in Two-Vehicle Accident on Route 540

Mannington, N.J. (May 3, 2019) - A driver has died following a two-vehicle accident early Thursday morning, according to authorities. The fatal New Jersey vehicle accident occurred around 5:40 a.m. in the area of Sunset Drive and Route 540, authorities report.

Queens, N.Y. - Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle on 101st Avenue

Queens, N.Y. (May 3, 2019) - A pedestrian was hit and injured by a vehicle Friday afternoon, according to authorities. The New York pedestrian accident reportedly occurred around 12:30 p.m. on 101st Avenue in the Jamaica area of Queens.

When a Vehicle Pulls Out in Front of You

Being Cut Off by Another Vehicle

When we are driving, we have to keep a vigil for obstacles on the road. When a pedestrian decides to cross the street at a place that is not appropriate, when a child runs into the street to retrieve a toy, or when a vehicle makes a move that is less than legal, you need to be prepared to stop or avoid these obstacles so that an accident does not occur. While many of these accidents can be seen ahead of time and can be avoided, some of them unfortunately cannot, and these are the accidents that often hurt the most.

Brick, N.J. - Motorcyclist Injured Due to Vehicle Accident on Route 88

Brick, N.J. (May 2, 2019) - A motorcyclist was injured after they were involved in an accident that involved a second vehicle, according to authorities. The New Jersey motorcycle accident occurred on Thursday at 1:30 p.m., in front of the Osborn Insurance Agency located at 1868 Route 88.

Holtsville, N.Y. - Two Injured in Vehicle Accident on Washington Avenue

Holtsville, N.Y. (May 2, 2019) - The fire department was called to a two-vehicle accident that injured two people, according to officials. The New York vehicle accident occurred Wednesday night, around 9:30 p.m., at the corner of Portion Road and Washington Avenue and involved two vehicles.

Long Lake, N.Y. - Man Dies in Two-Vehicle Accident on Route 28N

Long Lake, N.Y. (May 2, 2019) - A man from New York has died after he was involved in an accident involving two vehicles on Wednesday according to authorities. The deadly New York vehicle accident occurred in the Adirondack area around 2:30 p.m., on Route 28N.

How Fast an Accident Can Happen

Accidents and Their Causes

Vehicle accidents and pedestrian accidents unfortunately happen every day. Nearly all of these accidents are preventable, with only a select few having conditions that have unavoidable causes. When these accidents occur, the witnesses and victims involved always want to know how the accident happened. Who is responsible for the accident? Was it avoidable? What else could have been done?

Providing guidance after a birth injury

Many things could go wrong during pregnancy and while giving birth, and this gives rise to a wide range of concerns. A pregnant woman relies on the advice of medical professionals. However, if mistakes are made, this could cause harm during pregnancy or the birthing process. This could ultimately result in a birth injury impacting the mother, baby or both.

Franklin Township, N.J. - Man Airlifted to Hospital Following an Accident on Main Road

Franklin Township, N.J. (May 1, 2019) - A man needed to be airlifted from the scene of a vehicle accident involving a tanker truck and a personal vehicle, according to police. The New Jersey vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday morning around 10:30 a.m. on Main Road near Weymouth Road in Gloucester County.

Loudonville, N.Y. - One Person Dead Following a Two-Vehicle Accident on Route 9

Loudonville, N.Y. (May 1, 2019) - One person has died following a car accident on Tuesday afternoon, according to authorities. The deadly New York vehicle accident occurred on Route 9, also known as Loudon Road, between Turner Lane and Burton Lane at 2:42 p.m.

Long Island, N.Y. - Off-Duty Officer Dies in Vehicle Accident on Peninsula Boulevard

Long Island, N.Y. (May 1, 2019) - An off-duty police officer was killed in a two-vehicle accident early Wednesday morning, according to authorities. The deadly New York vehicle accident occurred around 6:50 a.m. at the intersection of Peninsula Boulevard and Hempstead Avenue in the Lynbrook area.

What the Lines on the Road Mean

How the Lines on the Road Differ

Our roadways have many different colors, symbols, signs, and lines that tell us what we need to know while we drive. These all work together to help us all drive to our destinations safely and avoid being involved in an accident, though this is only true when drivers follow these instructions perfectly. When a driver on the road either does not know or does not care to follow the instructions on the roadway, we can end up in accidents that can cause significant damage to us and our property, which can be difficult to fix depending on the severity of the accident.

Walworth, N.Y. - Three People Injured in Accident on Route 441

Walworth, N.Y. (April 30, 2019) - Three people were injured after a head-on accident in Wayne County, according to police. The New York vehicle accident happened on Monday evening around 11:00 p.m. on Route 441 near West Walworth Road.

Toms River, N.J. - Bus Driver Rear-Ends Another Bus, Injures Students at School on Bey Lea Road

Toms River, N.J. (April 30, 2019) - A school bus driver has been arrested after she caused an accident while she was under the influence of prescription pills, according to police. The New Jersey school bus accident occurred on Monday morning at the Ocean County Vocational Technical School on Bey Lea Road.

Vineland, N.J. - Two-Vehicle Accident Injures Pedestrian on Oak Road

Vineland, N.J. (April 30, 2019) - Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident that happened to also injure a pedestrian. The New Jersey pedestrian and vehicle accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, just before 5:00 p.m., at the intersection of Oak Road and West Avenue.

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