The New York Police Department and other emergency response personnel were recently called to the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident that left the victim with critical injuries. This event occurred on the Upper East Side the evening of Wednesday, June 10. Sadly, the victim ultimately died of his injuries. It is unclear if the driver will face charges for this fatal accident.
A man who was believed to have been speeding before a serious accident is dead, along with one of his two passengers, according to police. New York authorities are still investigating the fatal car accident that killed the 32-year-old driver and tore his vehicle in half. No criminal charges will be forthcoming as a result, but legal recourse may be available to the family of the deceased passenger as well as the surviving individual.
The laws for driving while intoxicated have been on the books for many years, yet people choose to ignore the consequences and continue to drink and drive. When the senses are dulled by alcohol, the driver's reaction times are diminished to the point they can cause a fatal accident or one with critical injuries. Alcohol was believed to be the chief factor in a New York fatal accident that happened two months ago.
Many people in New York and elsewhere believe that teenagers are involved in car accidents more often than older drivers because they lack experience behind the wheel. While lack of experience certainly may contribute to some collisions, it is not the main reason so many teenagers are involved in fatal car accidents. According to a recently released study, sleep, or at least the lack of it, plays a significant role in numerous teen-involved auto collisions.
A Vision Zero ad campaign is focusing on one thing that is believed to be contributing to the increase in fatal auto accidents happening in New York. Men in their big trucks or SUVs are said to cause more collisions than any other drivers. Why? Vehicle height and reckless driving are the main culprits. If negligence is behind a fatal accident, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
The Manhattan District Attorney said New Yorkers' chances of dying in car accidents are the same as being murdered by a knife or gun. He called the current prevalence of fatal car accidents an epidemic. The proposed law intends to hold anyone whose actions cause a fatal car accident -- or one that causes severe injuries -- criminally accountable. Current laws make it difficult to prosecute, or even charge drivers who are reckless and harmful.
When a limo crashed and killed 20 people in New York on May 4, 2018, it made national headlines. The owners of the limo company are currently facing criminal charges for their role in the fatal accident. However, new information has come to light that may change who family members of the deceased may be able to hold responsible for their losses.
Police in New York are in the process of investigating a crash that left a cyclist dead. This fatal accident occurred Sept. 21, a little before 2 p.m., in Queens. This is the 21st fatal accident involving a cyclist to happen this year on city streets. What makes this event particularly sad is that the victim was a young teen.
Law enforcement officials in New York are currently looking for the individual who caused a crash that injured one person and resulted in the death of another. This fatal accident occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 10. When the driver deemed responsible is found, the surviving victim and the family members of the deceased may file legal claims against him or her in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.
In New York, it is relatively common to see drivers running red lights. Some of them do it because they are distracted, others do it because they feel they do not have time or space to stop, and some do it because they simply do not care. According to a recently published article, drivers running red lights often cause fatal car accidents. When this happens, the surviving family members of the victims may have legal recourse.