A fiery Long Island collision involving a stolen Chevy Camaro ended with the death of five people, only one of whom was riding in the stolen car.
For the fourth year in a row, last year New York City traffic-related deaths decreased to the lowest recorded number. That can be attributed, in part, to a sharp decline in pedestrian fatalities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last month, police arrested the driver of a coach bus that was involved in a June accident in Chelsea that led to New York City's first fatality of a rider on a Citi Bike. The 52-year-old bus driver was arrested on Halloween for a violation and a misdemeanor that occurred on June 1. The driver was released the same day without having to post any bail.
Construction of one kind or another is always going on in New York City. There are numerous opportunities for accidents, including trucks that back up and cause serious injuries.
Almost everyone is a pedestrian at some point. This means that almost everyone is at risk when they are walking somewhere while in the vicinity of motor vehicles.
Earlier this month, three people lost their lives when two buses got into an accident in Queens. Additionally, 16 others suffered injuries, some critical.