The evolution of the cellphone, like many modern advances in technology, has had a large impact on society with both positive and negative consequences. One of the negative consequences of the cellphone is that it can create a distraction for drivers, particularly teenage drivers. A recent distracted driver study pertaining to New York, as well as the rest of the country, shows that distracted driving, largely from cellphone usage, accounts for 58 percent of accidents in which teenage drivers are involved.
Whiplash is one of the most common forms of injury that can result from a car accident in New York. Someone may suffer a whiplash injury whenever they're subjected to some kind of violent jolt, and it's important to bear in mind that such injuries can potentially happen even at relatively low speeds.
Authorities reportedly charged a driver involved in a fatal head-on crash in Greenport on Dec. 6 with driving while intoxicated. The 71-year-old man was driving the wrong way on Route 25 when he collided with an oncoming vehicle, according to police.
Along with the convenience and flexibility afforded by mobile communication devices comes the increased probability of a driver being distracted from the road, possibly causing an accident that results in injury to a bystanding party. Statistics provided by the Federal Communications Commission highlight how driving has changed in recent years due to cellphone use. New York readers may be interested in the numbers provided by the FCC in order to protect themselves as they travel on the roads.
New York residents likely heard about the tragedy that occurred last month in Philadelphia when a 3-year-old girl was killed by a heavy security gate that fell on her. She and her mother were at Rita's Water Ice in north Philly when the metal gate detached from the store’s facade and crushed her.
An accident between a garbage truck and a delivery truck on April 22 resulted in serious injuries to two individuals. Witnesses at the scene of the auto accident, which occurred near New York City's Columbus Circle at about 5:30 a.m., say that the privately owned garbage truck hit the delivery truck from the back.
A multiple-vehicle accident that took place in New York on March 31 left a total of seven people injured. According to the report, the accident took place on Clarkson Avenue in Brooklyn at approximately 1:30 a.m.
A motorist was charged with criminal negligent homicide after killing a woman while driving the wrong way on the New York Tappan Zee Bridge. The multi-car crash occurred on July 23, 2013. The 69-year-old defendant was arraigned and jailed in March 2014. According to police, the man was driving south in an SUV on the northbound side of the bridge, before colliding head on with a Nissan driven by a 57-year-old man. The Nissan rolled over several times as a result of the impact of the collision.