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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Can you seek compensation from hit-and-run drivers?

One of the problems of hit-and-run accidents is that there often is no closure for the victims or their survivors. Because these negligent drivers leave the scenes of their accidents, the victims are unable to hold them either criminally or civilly responsible for their actions.

Rudy Giuliani 'doors' pedicab driver

Avid city cyclists and intrepid bike messengers have their share of scars and stories from being "doored" on New York City streets. They're cycling along, minding their own business and obeying the traffic laws, when all of a sudden, some oblivious driver or passenger unthinkingly opens the door of a car right into their path.

Long Island charter bus wreck injures teens

Authorities investigating the cause of a charter bus collision on Sunday, April 8 have shifted their focus to the non-commercial GPS device installed on the bus. It allegedly failed to warn the driver of a low-clearance overpass on Long Island's Southern State Parkway, which lead directly to the crash.

Unlicensed driver kills 1, injures others in wreck

An unlicensed driver, 37, crashed into motorists and a motorcyclist last weekend on the Long Island Expressway, killing one and injuring eight others, police report. Police charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle (third degree), driving while ability impaired by drugs and criminal possession of a controlled substance (seventh degree).

Lever may have shut off engine in New York City copter crash

According to New York City authorities, the pilot of a helicopter taking sightseeing tourists aloft that crash-landed on March 11 near Gracie Manor in the East River told those investigating the fatal collision that a lever may have been inadvertently triggered. It's hypothesized that some of the passengers' gear may have hooked on the lever that cuts off the engine in instances of fire.

Driver injures 3, kills toddler, 4 and infant, 1

A scene of almost unimaginable carnage unfolded earlier this week in a Brooklyn Park Slope neighborhood. A 44-year-old woman driving a white Volvo plowed into a group of pedestrians in the crosswalk , fatally injuring a 1-year-old infant and a toddler, 4.

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