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.
Speeding, a lot of people do it without a second thought. No one wants to believe that their actions behind the wheel will cause harm to anyone else. Sadly, speeding, something some would regard as a harmless act, is the cause of numerous fatal car accidents every year in New York and across the country.
New York police recently responded to an auto-pedestrian accident in Harlem. When they arrived, they found an older man on the ground who had been hit by a car. Sadly, he had already succumbed to his injuries. The driver responsible and the driver of another vehicle that was also impacted in the fatal accident both suffered injuries and were transported to an area hospital for care.