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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

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.

Avoid bicycle accidents by following the law

Bicyclists must follow specific laws when riding in New York City. These laws were created for a very important reason: to reduce the number of bicycle-related accidents and injuries. Let's take a look at some of the most important laws that bicyclists might not be aware of:

Have you been riding taxis without a seat belt?

A significant percentage of Americans use seat belts when they're in automobiles -- 87 percent to be exact. This is excellent news considering that 80 percent of people who die in motor vehicle accidents failed to buckle up. This statistic sadly changes when Americans get inside a taxi.

3 pedestrians killed, 1 injured, in New York area crashes

A string of pedestrian accidents in three different boroughs left three people dead and one person critically injured last Tuesday. The fatal victims in the accidents were a 71-year-old man, an 81-year-old woman, and a woman in her 50s. The critically injured man is 87. All of the victims were pedestrians.

Minivan crushes man while shopping in a convenience store

A 37-year-old man was peacefully minding his own business while shopping between the aisles of a Bronx Mobile Mart when a freak accident changed everything. Raw surveillance video from inside the location depicts a minivan driving into the store, turning the aisles into dominoes.

Should I get a camera for my bicycle?

If you're a bicyclist in the New York City area, you know how dangerous it can be to navigate traffic. Indeed, whether you ride your bike to work every morning, or just enjoy a Sunday morning ride through the city, you have probably encountered drivers who aren't paying attention or don't give you the space and right-of-way you deserve.