Archive for the ‘Bronx Personal Injury and Accident News’ Category

3 Injured After Car Jumps Curb

Three people remain hospitalized in the Bronx after a car jumped the curb and slammed into a building last Monday evening.   The car hit three pedestrians and crashed into a row of stores on Boston Road in Baychester. They were taken to Jacobi Medical Center and their injuries were described as serious but not life threatening. Pedestrian accidents are and bicycle accidents are a major problem in New York City. According to NYPD data reports, preliminary statistics show that last year

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Drunken Man Leads Police on Chase

Early Sunday morning, Pelham Manor cops pulled Daniel Straker, 37, over on Boston Road and Connor St. in Eastchester around 6:15 a.m. But as a sergeant got out and approached, Straker backed up into their police car, then hit the gas and fled, officials said.   Straker, who was drunk and riding in a stolen SUV, was chased by cops into the Bronx, after swiping a Dodge Durango in Pelham Manor, officials said. Moments later, he slammed into a Saturn sedan

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Defensive Driving Strategies

Car accidents can occur at any moment and even at low speeds they can cause serious personal injuries, including death. Fortunately, there are NYS Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) approved defensive driving classes available to Bronx residents that can help drivers prepare for some of the unexpected occurrences on the road that can lead to an accident. These courses are often given in both English and Spanish and in many cases will qualify you for a 10% insurance discount and

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Fatal Bronx Hit-And-Run

There is no justification for not stopping after being involved in a car accident. A hit and run driver, if caught and arrested, could face severe criminal penalties. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime. Where the accident involves serious bodily injury or death, the crime is categorized as a more serious felony and would demand more serious punishments. Hit and run accidents leave the victim and family with pain and unanswered questions.   Holding white balloons, dozens

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Car Crashes A Growing Problem

The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the amount of senior citizens in the US will be three times the amount there are today. As citizens increase in age, driving abilities tend to decline. Most drivers generally become more careful on the road as they age and many adjust their driving habits to match their declining capabilities. Despite that, statistics show that older drivers are more likely than younger ones to be involved in multi-vehicle crashes and the Bronx has

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Trucking Regulations Come Under Fire

Over the summer, the Department of Transportation adopted new regulations for the number of hours driven per week and the amount of downtime required for drivers between shifts. Previously, drivers were allowed to work 82 hours in a seven-day period and needed 34 consecutive hours off once that maximum had been reached.   New regulations now only allow a maximum work week of 70 hours with the same 34-hour period required at the conclusion of a max week. However, rather than

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Steps to Protect Your Rights

A car wreck can be a difficult and scaring incident in a person’s life. One minute, you’re sitting at a red light on 5th Avenue, waiting your turn to get through rush-hour traffic; the next, you’re being pried out of your vehicle after a motivated cab driver ran a light and smashed into the side of your vehicle. No one plans for this situation, but it does happen, so here are a few tips to help you through:   1. Compile

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Medical Malpractice: When Doctors Attack

Medical Malpractice Nightmares: When Doctors Attack When it comes to medical malpractice, sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction: a surgeon leaving a scalpel behind before closing up a patient, the wrong leg being amputated. It’s hard to believe the same doctor who cut the right hand off instead of the left was able to make his or her way through medical school. Here are a few examples of highly publicized medical malpractice cases:   Dennis Quaid Goes to Court Did you

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Slip and Fall Injuries

Millions of New Yorkers rely on their own leg power to get them to and from their destinations. Whether it is work, school or the subway station, the world’s oldest from of transport is heavily relied upon in New York City. More than 80,000 people a day pass through East Fordham Road in the Bronx, and there may be more injuries from falls than you think. No matter how graceful the average New Yorker is, with all that walking there

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