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New York bus involved in pedestrian accident

In Manhattan and other New York cities, there are numerous ways of getting around. Transportation options include individual vehicles, trains, subways, cabs, buses, bicycling and, of course, going on foot. In busy cities and other areas, choosing to be a pedestrian does have some risks. Pedestrians must watch other traffic and follow crosswalks and signs when entering roadways.

At the same time, drivers in such areas must be aware of pedestrians and take action to avoid pedestrian accidents. This is true of all drivers including bus drivers.

Car chase leads to 2 deaths and injuries in New York

A car chase in New York has led to a pair of deaths and left a girl of just eleven years old with injuries after a crash. The accident itself was out on State Route 86, and it happened right around two in the afternoon. It took place near the Curtis Lumber building.

Police reports indicate that a man was driving an F-150 pickup in the town of Lake Placid when he was part of a more minor accident there. However, that quickly turned into a hit-and-run when he fled the scene. This caused the Lake Placid Police Department to contact the State Police as they searched for the truck.

2 young New York residents killed in violent car accident

Two young people from Greene County, New York, were killed earlier this month in a car accident that police say was caused by the man driving the car in which they were riding. That driver, also a Greene County resident, is facing multiple felony charges, including aggravated vehicular manslaughter, as well as charges of reckless driving and driving while intoxicated.

According to authorities, the driver was speeding westbound on Interstate 90 in a Volkswagen when he struck another vehicle. His car then reportedly struck a tractor trailer, which caused the car to break into two pieces. It was also struck by a vehicle behind it.

Motorcycle accident in Queens claims life of 31-year-old woman

Many motorists prefer to ride motorcycles because they offer freedom while traveling on the open road. At the same time, however, they offer very little protection should an accident occur. Sadly, this lack of protection caused a New York woman to suffer trauma to her body after she was hit by a car in Queens. She later died from her injuries.

The fatal motorcycle accident happened in Queens Village on the evening of June 29. The 31-year-old motorcyclist was traveling east on Jamaica Avenue when a motorist heading west turned left into her path and hit her. The 22-year-old driver was uninjured and stayed at the scene until help arrived. The motorcyclist was taken to Long Island Jewish Hospital to be treated for serious injuries, but she later died.

Pedestrian receiving medical care following run-in with bus

Across New York state and the country, pedestrians on busy roadways must be vigilant because accidents can happen at any time. Perhaps nowhere is this more true than in a city such as New York City, where pedestrians mingle on the streets with a variety of motorists. Amid the hustle and bustle, it's easy for a driver to miss seeing a pedestrian, resulting in serious pedestrian accidents.

One 74-year-old woman is under medical care following just such an accident. According to authorities, she was struck by a double decker bus as she tried to cross the street. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. on June 18, say reports.

3-car crash takes 1 life in New York state

Three cars were involved in an accident on the New York State Thruway, out near Tyre, and one woman was killed as a result. The woman was a passenger in one of the cars that was hit. Another person was injured in the same crash, which happened right around 10 a.m.

According to the New York State Police, a 29-year-old man was going west in his vehicle, driving on the Thruway. Traffic began to slow down in front of the man, but he did not slow down enough, and he smashed into the back of a car in front of him. The impact was enough to push that car forward, and it in turn rear-ended another vehicle. All of the vehicles stopped, still on the westbound side of the road.

Motorcyclist killed in accident; driver and car owner sued

Unfortunately, car versus motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence on New York highways. Canandaigua drivers must be vigilant on the highways to stay safe. When traveling alongside exposed motorcyclists, caution is even more important. In spite of best efforts, however, fatal accidents happen.

A wrongful death lawsuit can help survivors recover and move on. Sometimes, there is another defendant who should be included in the complaint because he or she bears some responsibility for the accident. A lawsuit filed on June 2 in another state is an example of how this might be true.

Tractor-trailer accident heightens awareness of safety issues

In a nearby state, a tragic truck accident sent one comedian to the hospital and killed another after a trucker allegedly drove without getting the proper amount of rest. The truck driver, who was driving a Wal-Mart tractor-trailer, denied any wrong doing and pleaded not guilty to charges including assault by auto and vehicular homicide. Even so, National Transportation Safety Board personnel are investigating commercial truck operations for safety in the wake of the incident.

The 35-year-old truck driver allegedly failed to reduce speed when traffic slowed. Investigators say he swerved to avoid an accident, which caused his truck to collide with a van. The van was carrying Tracy Morgan, some of his staff and another comedian. Morgan was brought to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, as were several other passengers. The other comedian died as a result of the accident.

Multi-car collision injures five; New York man charged

It's not unusual for car accidents to involve several motor vehicles on busy highways and roads in Ontario County. Heavy traffic can be anticipated after concerts and other types of entertainment draw huge crowds. Some unfortunate concert-goers found themselves in this type of predicament. Now they are dealing with injuries and property damage after a car accident instead of reflecting on how much they enjoyed the Tim McGraw concert Friday night.

Sheriff's deputies report that a three-vehicle crash occurred where Routes 96 and 21 intersect in Manchester on May 30. A 24-year-old Palmyra, New York, man faces charges of unsafe lane change and following too closely. He will be answering the charges in municipal court in the near future.

Lawsuit considered by family of motorcycle crash victim

When it comes to motorcycle accidents, some of the most serious injuries the human body can endure might be suffered by the exposed riders. Fatalities are common. This type of tragedy often leads to a lawsuit so that survivors feel someone is held accountable.

A volunteer fire department will be named as defendant if a family decides to sue. A 24-year-old man and his girlfriend, 21, didn't survive the catastrophic injuries they sustained in a crash with a fire truck. The town's volunteer fire department was diverting traffic away from another accident on an interstate at the time. According to witnesses, the truck was parked on a major highway directly in front of oncoming traffic. Further, it's reported there were no signals, flashing lights, flares or cones present at the scene to alert drivers of the truck's location.