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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Seven Injured During Police Chase in Brooklyn


Are innocent travelers at risk during police chases?

Seven people were recently injured, one seriously, during a police chase in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush area.  Police report that a vehicle slammed into an unmarked police car on Farragut Road.  The vehicle took off with police in pursuit.  As the chase continued, the striking vehicle lost control and hit seven vehicles and one pedestrian.  Witnesses report the suspect fled on foot after nearly crashing into a store front.


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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Radiator Kills Two Children Living in City Owned Housing in NYC


Who is responsible for accidents occurring in city-owned apartments and houses?

A tragic incident recently resulted in the deaths of two young girls in the Bronx.  Investigators report that mother of the one and two-year-old sisters left the city-owned apartment at 10:12 a.m.  Both girls were asleep in the bedroom with the door closed while their father slept in the living room.  She returned at almost noon then opened the bedroom door to find the room filled with steam and both girls unconscious.


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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Deadly NYC Crane Accident Kills Two Workers


What caused the fatal crane accident in Queens?

Two workers were recently killed in the Briarwood section of Queens when a steel beam fell onto a crane.  The workers were building a residential housing complex with one worker inside the crane’s cab and another standing guard outside.  As the crane was lifting a large steel beam at about 12 p.m., it fell from the fourth floor.


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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wrong-way Crash in Long Island Kills Two


What causes wrong-way accidents?

A horrific wrong-way accident recently resulted in the deaths of two individuals in Long Island.  Police report that a white Infiniti sedan was driving eastbound in the westbound lane on Sunrise Highway in Brookhaven.  The driver was celebrating his birthday with his cousin.  This wrong way vehicle struck a Chrysler van around four a.m.


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Teen Rescues Two Girls After Their Car Crashes into Lake Mahopac


What should I do if I witness a car accident?

A nineteen-year-old from Mahopac, New York is being hailed as a hero after he saved two seventeen-year-old girls from a car wreck. The driver of a 2009 Toyota Matrix was speeding on North Lake Boulevard when the vehicle lost control.


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Engineer Involved in Fatal NJ Train Crash Had Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea


How can sleep apnea affect a person’s ability to drive or operate machinery?

In September, the nation was shocked by a train crash in New Jersey that killed one and injured more than 100 passengers.  The accident involved a New Jersey Transit train headed to the Hoboken station.  According to witness accounts, the train barreled into the station without attempting to stop, killing a passenger standing on the platform.  Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Review Board have been working to uncover the cause of the accident and the reason for the engineer’s apparent failure to stop.  

Now, the NTSB has new information that could shed some light on what caused the crash—the train engineer has been diagnosed with sleep apnea since the accident.


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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

MTA Worker Killed, Another Injured in Overnight Subway Accident


What are the legal rights of municipal employees injured on the job?

A horrific subway accident resulted in the death of one employee and serious injuries to another.  The two workers were in a tunnel between the Fort Hamilton Parkway and Church Avenue.  Their task was to set up the track area for overnight repairs, when suddenly a G train traveled around the curve and pinned both employees.  A 53-year-old Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) worker was struck and killed, while a second worker sustained serious injuries.  A third employee managed to avoid the train.


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Infant Dies in Backing Up Car Accident in Queens


How can I prevent backing up car accidents?

A horrific accident has left one Queens family mourning the loss of their child due to a backing up car accident.  The mother of an eight-month-old boy was pushing him in a stroller when she stopped and bent down to fix the baby’s blanket.


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Monday, October 31, 2016

33 Injured After Two Long Island Rail Road Trains Collide


What causes train accidents in New York?

Thirty-three people were recently injured when two Long Island Rail Road trains sideswiped each other.  The accident occurred shortly after nine p.m. on Saturday, October 8 on the Main Line.  A single car maintenance train entered the track space of a 12 car commuter train carrying more than 600 people, tipping several cars off the tracks and leaving frightened passengers trapped for nearly an hour as emergency crews struggled to rescue them.


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Monday, October 31, 2016

History Repeats: California Tour Bus Accident Eerily Reminiscent of 2011 NYC Crash


Did driver fatigue play a role in the Palm Springs bus accident?

In 2011, the nation was shocked when a tour bus returning from a casino struck a guardrail in the Bronx and flipped, ramming into a support pole on a sign. The accident killed 15 people and injured several others, making it one of the deadliest crashes the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has ever investigated.  Now, five years later, a strikingly similar tour bus crash on the other side of the country has left over a dozen dead. 

In the California crash, another tour bus returning from a casino crashed on the highway near Palm Springs.  Many passengers were asleep at the time of the accident and awoke to screams for help.


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Monday, October 31, 2016

Will Traffic Deaths Soon Be a Thing of the Past?


How is the United States government planning to eliminate traffic deaths in the future?

Motor vehicle accidents are currently a leading cause of death in the United States, killing a reported 30,000 Americans annually.  By the year 2046, however, traffic deaths may be no more.  Within the next thirty years, the United States government hopes to eliminate all traffic fatalities and injuries.  The Transportation Department has developed a plan that focuses first on promoting vehicle safety through increased seat belt use, campaigns against distracted and drunk driving, and the use of rumble strips.  In the coming years, the government anticipates that self-driving vehicles will lead the way in preventing accidents.


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