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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.

How should you stabilize a vehicle with a blown tire?

There is nothing quite as scary as losing control of your vehicle when you're on the road. A tire blowout can quickly lead to an accident if you don't know how to steer your way out of trouble. Fortunately, it's relatively easy to learn how to handle a blown tire.

1 worker injured when two subway trains collide

At least one transit worker was injured this week when a couple of subway trains collided under the East River tunnel. The tunnel is currently under repair, stated officials with New York City. The station runs the E and M subway lines connecting Manhattan to Queens.

Driving safely as a New Yorker over 75

The ability to drive in New York ensures our independence. It means that we can visit family, get groceries and attend appointments with ease. But driving can also be dangerous, and those over the age of 75 are at a higher risk of a car crash than the population as a whole. That's why, as a driver over 75, it is important to stay up to date on the things that you can do to ensure safe driving.

Are you at risk from 'Black Wednesday' drunk drivers?

As we head on into the Thanksgiving holidays, it's always wise to keep safety foremost in your mind. This is a time of year when many people are on the road, in transit to the homes of friends and relatives with whom they will share the holiday meal.

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