Running a stop sign is a common cause of car accidents. Sadly, the impact of such car accidents can be deadly at times. One recent New York car accident resulted in the death of a driver and the death of a 13-year-old girl.
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.
Despite laws against driving while drinking or impaired by other intoxicants, impaired drivers continue to pose safety risks to everyone on the road. Medical expenses and other hardships confront people injured in these accidents caused by drunk drivers.
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.
A two-vehicle crash in New York critically injured one driver and seriously injured two others on Dec. 8 when one vehicle hit the other head on. Multiple firefighting units were on hand to assist sheriff's deputies at the crash site, and officials indicated that alcohol was involved.
Investigators with the Suffolk County Police reported that both drivers were killed in a head-on wrong-way collision that occurred in East Farmingdale on Nov. 23. Authorities reported that the accident occurred around 11 p.m. on Route 109 in the eastbound lanes of the highway.
Kings County officials recently reported that two men in New York will face multiple charges for their roles in an alleged DUI accident in August that claimed the life of a 32-year-old woman. Officials said that both of the men were intoxicated at the time of the incident.
New York native and comedian Tracy Morgan has filed a lawsuit in New Jersey's U.S. District Court along with three other plaintiffs against corporate behemoth Walmart over the June 7 wreck on the New Jersey Turnpike. That accident killed a member of Morgan's entourage and seriously injured him.
A recent fatality at a manufacturing plant for computer chips in Malta temporarily halted construction while the death was investigated. The spokesman for GlobalFoundries issued a news release confirming a fatal accident had occurred at the $8.5 billion site, but the area was now secure without further risk. He added that the production of the computer chips had not been impacted.