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Car accident in Manhattan injures 6

Police in New York are looking into the cause of a crash that left six people injured. This car accident occurred in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, Dec. 7. At this time no charges have been filed against the driver deemed responsible.

According to reports, a man driving a Lincoln Continental hit an SUV at the intersection of Liberty and Broadway. Two people on the sidewalk were injured in the wreck. The driver continued on after this initial accident, hitting a bicyclist, another car and then three other pedestrians before coming to a stop. Law enforcement officials do not believe that any of the injures suffered by the victims were life-threatening.

Car accident in New York leaves a child injured

On Nov. 21, in New York, a man took a child for a joy ride, crashed the car and then fled the scene -- leaving the child injured and alone. This car accident occurred in the Whitehall area. Charges have been filed against them man deemed responsible for the incident.

This is a car crash that has made national headlines. A 36-year-old male is said to have taken his mother's vehicle without her permission and allowed an 8-year-old child to sit on his lap and steer while he operated the pedals. The vehicle came to an abrupt stop when it hit a tree. The man was nowhere to be found when police arrived on scene. They did transport the child to the hospital in order to treat a number of injuries including several fractures, head trauma and a punctured lung.

Should you consider a third party claim?

If you suffered an injury while working on a New York construction site, you may believe your only recourse is to file a workers' compensation claim. While workers' comp can indeed be the right option, in some situations filing a third party claim can be also possible.

Because of the availability of workers' compensation, you cannot usually sue your employer for an on-the-job injury. However, if a person or entity who is not your employer caused or contributed to causing the accident, workers' comp laws do not stop you from suing that third party.

When a truck accident is weather-related

Snow and ice will soon be a common sight on New York streets and highways. How people operate their vehicles in such conditions can mean the difference between arriving at their destinations safely and getting in an accident. Semi drivers need to be particularly careful when the weather is bad, as they can quickly lose control of their vehicles and the results can be disastrous. When a truck accident happens and it is weather-related, victims may still be able to seek compensation for their losses.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a whole page of weather-related driving tips, particularly about driving too fast when the roads are bad. Truck drivers are to reduce their speeds when visibility is poor and when roads are wet or covered in ice. On wet roads, it is suggested that drivers reduce their speed by one third. On snow covered roads, speed should be reduced by one half. If roads are covered with ice, drivers are asked to drive slowly or pull over.

Minor car accident turned fatal hit and run

A young woman in New York recently died following a minor auto collision. The individual deemed responsible for the car accident has yet to be located. When he or she is, the victim's family may have legal recourse.

According to a recent news report, an 18-year-old woman was operating her vehicle eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike when she collided with a pickup truck that turned in front of her from a side street. Both she and the driver of the pickup pulled over at a gas station. When the woman exited her vehicle to talk to the other driver, the driver of the pickup hit the gas, struck the teenager and fled the scene. The victim suffered severe head trauma and died at the hospital hours later.

Protect yourself from winter accidents in New York City

When winter weather hits New York City, it is not only the coldest season of the year, it is also a season with weather conditions that encourage the incidence rate of slip-and-fall injuries as well as vehicle accidents. Icy streets and snowy sidewalks can cause people to injure themselves, and serious injuries may lead to costly medical bills and lost work in addition to the pain and suffering of the injury itself.

Here are a few practical tips to help you avoid the common slip-and-fall injury many New Yorkers face when the weather turns cold and icy, as well as stay safe from the risk of a pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle.

Drunk driving is a problem at both the state and national levels

How many people get one or a few drinks in their system and then get behind the wheel of a car? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is well over 100 million people a year. With so many people making this decision, it is amazing that more people in New York and elsewhere are not injured or killed in drunk driving-related incidents.

The drunk driving problem is something that has seen some small improvements over the years, but not much. In 2014, 111 million people admitted to driving after consuming alcoholic beverages, which is quite a bit less than the 161 million who admitted to the same in 2006. But, still, it is too many people putting themselves and others at risk.

New York pedestrian accident: Man struck in Queens

Law enforcement officers in New York are looking for the individual responsible for a crash that left one person injured. In mid-October, a man was severely injured in a pedestrian accident in Queens. A description of the vehicle involved has been released to the public, but so far the driver remains at large.

According to reports, in the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 17, a 55-year-old man was walking his bike on Juniper Valley Road when he was hit by a Jeep SUV. After the initial impact, the victim became pinned between the Jeep and a parked car. He is said to have suffered critical injuries and was promptly transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Are NYC bus tours safe?

Each year, millions from the U.S. and abroad come to see and experience The City That Never Sleeps. In fact, statistics from NYC & Company show that each year for the past seven years, more tourists have visited than the year before. 

With the tourism industry steadily growing, so has the risk of accidents related to the business. One of the most common in NYC is tour bus crashes. What should be a safe sightseeing tour through the boroughs can turn into fatal motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, there are no set statistics for tour bus crashes. Buses that are not part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority do not follow the same regulations on safety and accident reporting. 

Family of woman left to die may pursue wrongful death claim

Recently in New York, a man crashed his car and allegedly left his passenger to die in the vehicle while he fled the scene. This tragic incident is said to have occurred Friday, Oct. 13. The victim's family may, according to state laws, be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in an effort to seek compensation for this unimaginable loss.

According to a report from a national news outlet, emergency response crews were called the scene of a fiery crash that occurred on the Gowanus Expressway. When they arrived, the driver of the car was nowhere to be seen and a passenger -- a 25-year-old woman -- was found deceased in the automobile. Investigators say that it appeared that the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a concrete barrier.

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