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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

A charter bus driver crashes into a Queens city bus, killing 3

A Queens charter bus driver, who had been previously fired from his job as a driver for New York City's Metro system, crashed into one of his former employer's buses on Monday, Sept. 18. That collision killed two and injured more than a dozen others.

A moped operator is injured after being struck by a bus in Queens

The 31-year-old operator of a moped suffered critical injuries on Monday, Sept. 11 after allegedly being struck by a Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus. The crash happened at approximately 4:30 p.m., adjacent to Queens' Citi Field.

An unlicensed SUV driver strikes 2 pedestrians in Queens

A motorist crashed into two pedestrians in the early afternoon hours on Monday, Aug. 28 as they moved about a sidewalk in Queens. The driver of an SUV reportedly lost control of his vehicle as he drove along College Point Boulevard before riding up on the curb of the roadway shortly before 1:30 p.m.

Jogger struck, killed by a car in Far Rockaway, Queens

A 36-year-old jogger was struck and killed by a car in the Far Rockaway neighborhood of Queens the evening of Thursday, Aug. 10. According to responding officers with the New York Police Department (NYPD), the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at 11:50 p.m., near the intersection of Beach 29 Street and Segirt Boulevard.

Bike fatalities declining in New York despite no dedicated lanes

New York City has seen a significant increase in bicycle riders from 2005 until today. In 2005, there were just 170,000 people that were reported to ride bikes in the city. Today, with all the bike rental options that exist throughout the city, there are some estimates that there are 450,000. This equates to one in every five commuters citywide.

A 4-car crash claims the lives of 2, injures 7 in Queens

A multi-car crash, which occurred near the intersection of Queen's Grand Central Parkway and 188 St., claimed the lives of two and injured as many as seven on Sunday, July 16, 2017. The Jamaica Estates accident, which occurred just after 6:30 a.m., is believed to have been caused by a 33-year-old suspected drunk driver from New Jersey, a man that police took into custody at the crash scene.

4 child bicycle safety tips to remember this summer

It's officially summertime and that means your kids will be enjoying more time outside on their bicycles. That also means you'll want to have a talk with your kids to make sure they stay safe. When you have this talk, be sure to set down some rules that they should follow and explain why you're making them.

23 pedestrians struck by deranged driver at Time Square

A tragic pedestrian accident happened in Time Square last week, after an 26-year-old man from the Bronx drove his vehicle down Seventh Avenue. The driver struck 23 pedestrians, injuring 22 of them and killing one. The woman who died was an 18-year-old woman from Michigan.

Why are seatbelts so important in a crash?

There are quite a few things you can do to avoid getting injured in a car accident. Most of these involve your active participation in being a safe and defensive driver who follows the traffic rules. However, there's one thing you can do that is -- for lack of a better phrase -- a no-brainer: Wear your seatbelt no matter what.

Does your car have the best headlights?

Nighttime driving is the most dangerous kind of driving. If you made the decision to never drive at night, and only operated your vehicle during daylight hours, you would significantly reduce your chances of being involved in a fatal or injurious crash. However, life isn't that simple, and we clearly have to drive in the evening just as much as we have to drive during the day.