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Pedestrian Suffered Serious Injuries In New York Bus Accident

A 61-year-old woman was critically injured after being hit by an MTA bus in New York City on March 6, 2017, around 9 p.m. Aurora Beauchamp was crossing E. Houston Street at Avenue D in the crosswalk at a green light when she was struck by the MTA bus. She was transported to a local hospital. Beauchamp suffered serious injuries, including a broken sternum, ribs, hip and pelvis. She also suffered internal bleeding. The bus driver was also transported to the hospital for trauma. The police charged him with failure to yield to a pedestrian. This is not the...

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Three People Dead After a Wrong-Way Car Crash On I-88

According to New York State Police (NYSP), three people were killed in a wrong-way car accident on Sunday, January 22. Officials received the initial call for the accident around 7:45 that evening. The motorist that caused the wrong-way accident was traveling westbound on Interstate 88. He crossed the median and collided head-on into a car travelling eastbound on I-88. The eastbound vehicle was carrying a family of five, including the parents, a 19-year-old son and two 12-year-old twin girls. Both parents died on impact. The children were taken to Albany Medical Center, with one of the daughters and the...

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Drowsy Driving: A Leading Cause of Car Accidents

Drowsy driving is a leading cause of car accidents because it results in a similar impairing effect to drunk driving. Drowsy driving has become so common and such a big problem on the road that academics have put together panels to try to resolve the problem. One such panel was conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health, called the “Asleep at the Wheel.” The panel referred to drowsy driving as an “epidemic.” When a motorist is driving drowsy, there is a greater likelihood that a car accident will happen. If you or a loved one has been seriously...

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Pedestrian Injured After Getting Hit by a Car In New York City

On January 12th, a 13 year-old girl was injured in a New York car accident at the intersection of 55th Street and 18th Avenue in Borough Park Brooklyn. Gittie Hershenbaum was waiting for her school bus on a sidewalk when a car jumped the curb and hit her. The Uber driver lost control of his car as a result of suffering cardiac arrest while behind the wheel. A video surveillance shows the victim landing on the hood of the car on her back after being struck. Her backpack, which was full of books and acted like a cushion at...

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The Holiday Season Is the Most Dangerous Time to Walk In New York City

The holidays can be a fun time of the year. But it can also be a hectic and even dangerous time – especially if you are a pedestrian on the streets of New York City. New York City streets are at their most dangerous around the holiday seasons. During the time leading up to Christmas, traffic-related pedestrian injuries have historically peaked. In the past few years, the total number of pedestrian injuries in November and December were 55.6% greater than in September and October. During the last part of December, pedestrian injuries hit their peak. On each December 23rd...

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