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Posts tagged "Motor Vehicle Accidents"

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.

Child safety seat laws: Do you need a child seat in taxis?

United States researchers from the Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York say that small children in New York City commonly ride in taxis without a car safety seat. This is putting them at serious risk of injury, the researchers say, and those injuries could often be fatal.

What should drivers know about pedestrians and crosswalks?

The most important thing for every driver to know about pedestrians and crosswalks is that -- if a pedestrian is inside a crosswalk or waiting to enter a crosswalk -- the driver needs to give the pedestrian the right of way. That means that drivers need to look out for pedestrians and slow for them in and around a crosswalk area.

General Motors gets extra time to complete airbag recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that it's giving General Motors Company extra time to complete its recall on numerous vehicles. The vehicles have defective Takata airbags inside them, which are at risk of exploding and shooting hot and potentially fatal metal shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

Tragic pedestrian crash kills 13-year-old

Two 13-year-old girls were struck by a motor vehicle in Queens late last month. Both of the girls were walking to their high school not far away at approximately 7 a.m., when the accident occurred in Ozone Park. Tragically, one of the girls died and one was seriously injured as a result of the collision.

What happens if I am hit by an uninsured motorist?

While having car insurance is a requirement in every state, some people still do not have coverage. If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you may be wondering what your options are to cover the cost of repairs to your damaged vehicle and any medical expenses incurred.

Tragic accident leaves 8-month-old baby dead

A mother in Queens, New York, was walking with her baby in a stroller last Friday evening when the stroller was struck by a car. The woman had stopped her stroller to bend down and adjust her 8-month-old son's blanket, when a white van suddenly backed toward them out of a driveway at approximately 10:15 a.m.

New York State's no-fault system and motorcycles

The state's motorcycle insurance guidelines cite that pedestrians and other vehicle operators and passengers involved in an accident with the motorcyclists are covered by the no-fault policy, but the biker or their passenger need not be. That said, individual motorcycle policies can be tailored to the needs of the rider with such options as no-fault.

Run away van kills woman and seriously injures man

A tragic pedestrian versus car crash happened in Queens last week. According to authorities, a 29-year-old man had parked his white van on the corner of the road. However, after the driver exited the vehicle it started to roll away backward along 32nd street and it struck two pedestrians, a male and a female, before colliding with a food cart.