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June 2016

Serious car accident in New York kills 1, injures 5

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Police in the Bronx believe speed may have been a factor in a deadly accident on Bronxwood Avenue early on the morning of June 19. New York authorities responded to a car accident just before 5 a.m. Police say one person died, and five others were injured. The crash remains under investigation. 

According to the accident report, a vehicle at the intersection of East 219th and Bronxwood was struck by another vehicle. Police believe the driver believed responsible for the accident was speeding at the time of the impact. The struck vehicle was thrown on its side, colliding with three parked vehicles that were thankfully unoccupied. 

Six people are believed to have been involved in the accident, though police are still sorting out which individuals were in which vehicles and who the drivers were. One man, a 39-year-old, was later pronounced dead of his injuries. Of the remaining five, three are in critical condition and two are stable as of this report. So far, police are unsure which individual was driving the speeding vehicle. 

Should New York police determine that the driver was indeed speeding at the time of the car accident, and presuming the driver was not the man killed in the crash, they could file criminal charges against him. Even if the man was killed in the crash, the injured parties would still be entitled to file personal injury lawsuits against his estate. If he survived, personal injury and wrongful death claims could be pursued against him. If any criminal proceedings result in a conviction, proof of that may be offered to establish financial liability in civil court. 

Source: pix11.com, “Car crash in the Bronx leaves 1 dead, 5 injured“, Katherine Lam, June 19, 2016


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Several hurt in New York car accident

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Saturday, June 25th, 2016

A major car crash in the Bronx has left five people seriously injured, according to local sources. New York police report that two people also lost their lives in the tragic car accident. So far, the police have not filed criminal charges against anyone involved in the crash.

Apparently, a 28-year-old man was speeding in a luxury sedan on Bronxwood Avenue when the accident occurred. His vehicle struck another car on the morning of June 19, causing a serious crash that injured everyone involved. The man was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

The 29-year-old driver of the other vehicle, a woman, was also taken to a local hospital in serious condition. Two teenagers, both aged 16, were also hospitalized, but their status is considered stable at this time. As of the media report, police have not commented on what they believe to be the cause of the crash. 

A car accident of this type makes it difficult to determine the causes of the crash, as it is unclear whether the driver who is believed to be responsible for the accident is in the wrong. It will be up to New York authorities to determine whether the male driver was in fact responsible in a meaningful way for the accident that injured so many people. If it becomes clear his actions were negligent and in some material way contributed to the crash, he could face criminal charges, as well as civil charges from the injured parties in the form of personal injury lawsuits. 

Source: New York Post, “Bronx car crash leaves 1 dead, 4 injured“, Tina Moore, June 19, 2016


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Multi-car accident in New York kills 1, injures several

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

A person has tragically lost his life and 10 other people were wounded in a major accident on Staten Island the afternoon of June 19, according to local sources. New York police responded to the multi-car accident that is believed to have involved at least five vehicles around 2 p.m. For the moment, no arrests have been made in connection with the serious crash. 

According to the accident report, a woman driving a luxury sedan reportedly sideswiped a parked vehicle before fleeing the scene. In her haste to escape, she apparently struck three other vehicles. One of these vehicles was struck with enough force to cause it to launch into the air, landing in the center of an intersection. 

A 75-year-old man was reportedly pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, though it is unclear whether he was driving one of the vehicles involved. An estimated 10 other people were taken to local hospitals with varying injuries. Investigators remained at the scene well into the night attempting to piece together exactly what happened to cause the accident. It is unclear whether the female driver who appears to have precipitated this accident has been caught at this time. 

It seems likely that the woman believed responsible for the car accident will face charges if and when New York police catch up to her. In addition to any criminal charges that might be filed, the family of the deceased man as well as the injured parties could be entitled to file wrongful death and personal injury suits against her in a civil court. These suits can be supported by evidence from police investigations. 

Source: pix11.com, “1 dead, 10 injured in Staten Island multi-car crash“, Alyssa Zauderer, Myles Miller, June 19, 2016


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1 woman dead following car accident in New York

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Traumatic Brain Injury on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

A woman was tragically killed after suspected car thieves kicked off a wrong-way crash on Henry Hudson Parkway, according to police. New York authorities say the men were driving a stolen vehicle and attempting to evade police at the time of the car accident, which claimed the life of a passenger in another vehicle. The accident took pace sometime the night of June 7. 

According to the accident report, two men were attempting to escape police pursuit in a stolen minivan when they went the wrong way on the Parkway. This took them into the path of another vehicle, causing a head-on collision around 11:30 p.m. A 54-year-old woman who was in the passenger seat at the time of the crash was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries. She was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the second vehicle was also seriously hurt, but he is expected to pull through. The alleged car thieves were both taken into custody by police before being hospitalized for unknown injuries. They have not yet been formally charged, pending the completion of the police investigation into the accident and any theft that may have occurred prior.

Should police determine the men indeed stole the vehicle, precipitating the police chase that led to the fatal car accident, one or both men could face serious criminal charges. In addition to the criminal charges, the family of the deceased woman as well as the injured driver could file civil suits against the driver of the stolen vehicle. These suits could make use of all pertinent New York police evidence pertaining to the case. 

Source: New York Post, “Woman killed after car thieves cause wrong-way crash“, Daniel Prendergast, June 8, 2016


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1 dead, 2 under arrest following New York car accident

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Traumatic Brain Injury on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

A deadly crash in Brooklyn has led to two people being taken into custody, according to police reports. New York police have confirmed that one person was killed and a second was injured in a car accident that occurred in East New York on the night of June 11. Both the driver and passenger in the offending car are now facing criminal charges. 

The accident report states that an SUV was allegedly speeding on Georgia Avenue around 10 p.m. when the vehicle struck a sedan. The 29-year-old driver of the SUV attempted to flee the scene of the accident, but he was quickly apprehended by police. The passenger in the SUV remained at the site of the accident. 

Both the driver and passenger of the sedan were rushed to a local hospital. The 32-year-old driver is reported as being in stable condition at this time, while the passenger, a 20-year-old man, suffered critical body trauma as a result of the accident. He was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the SUV now faces manslaughter charges, and the passenger faces criminal possession of marijuana charges. 

Given speed appears to have been a factor in the car accident, and the fact that the driver attempted to leave the scene, it seems likely he will be prosecuted by New York authorities. In addition, the family of the deceased passenger as well as the injured driver will be entitled under state law to file civil suits in tandem with the criminal charges. Even if the man is found not guilty of the criminal charges, the evidence accrued by police could still be used to sue him for personal injury and/or wrongful death in a civil court. 

Source: pix11.com, “2 arrested after car crash kills passenger in East New York“, Katherine Lam, June 11, 2016


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3 dead in New York car accident

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

A tragic accident has claimed the lives of two women and a child on Interstate 84 in Middletown, according to local sources. The car accident reportedly involved a tractor-trailer and occurred in the early morning of June 1. No charges have yet been filed in connection with this serious crash, but New York police say their investigation is ongoing as of this report. 

The accident report states that a sedan ran out of gas sometime around 4 a.m. on an interstate driving lane. The driver reportedly called 911 to request assistance, and was still on the line when the accident occurred. A semi truck traveling in the same direction as the car failed to stop in time and rear-ended the car with tremendous force. 

The two adults in the front seat and a 9-year-old girl in the back were all killed immediately, along with two dogs that were also in the car. The 52-year-old driver of the semi-truck was not injured in the crash and cooperated with police when they arrived on the scene. No charges have been filed against him at this time. 

It is unclear whether New York police will choose to file criminal charges against the semi-truck driver involved in this car accident. Even if no charges are brought, the families of the deceased individuals may still choose to file wrongful death suits against both the driver who left her vehicle in an active driving lane, as well as the truck driver and possibly the trucker’s employer. Even if the occupants of the car were related to one another, it does not preclude the filing of a wrongful death claim in civil court. 

Source: abc7ny.com, “Tractor-trailer slams into car on Interstate 84 in Middletown, killing 2 women, 1 child“, June 1, 2016


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Car accident in New York leads to arrest

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Monday, June 6th, 2016

A 32-year-old man is under arrest on Long Island following a serious car accident that resulted in the death of his passenger, according to local law enforcement sources. New York police arrested the man after the early morning car accident on May 31 near West 54th St. He has been charged and is awaiting trial as of this report. 

The accident report states that the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle while speeding north on Sixth Ave around 3:40 a.m. The vehicle left the road and mounted the sidewalk, striking a fire hydrant with enough force to nearly tear the vehicle in half. The hydrant was actually in the middle of the car when first responders arrived. 

A 33-year-old passenger in the vehicle was rushed to a local hospital with critical injuries where he was later pronounced dead. The driver, who was in serious but stable condition, was also taken to a hospital. Police believe he was drunk at the time of the crash. As of this report, he has been charged with vehicular manslaughter. Police say further charges may be pending. 

A drunk driving car accident is, in some ways, even more tragic than another type of car accident because of how preventable it is. It seems likely that New York authorities will charge this individual with further crimes as the investigation proceeds. Separate from the criminal proceedings, the family of the deceased passenger will have the ability to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver in civil court.

Source: New York Daily News, “Long Island man cuffed in Midtown DUI wreck that killed passenger“, Kerry Burke, Lauren Klose, Thomas Tracy, Graham Rayman, June 1, 2016


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Woman dead following car accident in New York

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Saturday, June 4th, 2016

A 62-year-old woman has tragically died following a three-car crash on Long Island, according to local sources. The woman was killed in a car accident involving one other vehicle. New York police say charges may be pending as they continue to investigate the crash. 

According to the accident report, the crash occurred around noon on May 26 in East Islip. The woman was driving a van that was hit by a car with enough force to slam her van into a another vehicle that was waiting at a stop light. The van then rolled over several times before coming to rest. 

The driver of the initial striking vehicle was taken to a local hospital with injuries described as minor. The driver of the third vehicle was thankfully unhurt in the collision. However, the 62-year-old woman who was driving the van was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say their investigation is still underway as of this report. 

In a car accident of this type, it is possible for criminal charges to be filed against the driver who failed to stop in time to keep from causing the collision. As part of the New York police investigation, it is likely the offending driver will be checked for drug and/or alcohol use, as well as determining whether he or she was operating the vehicle in an unsafe manner. If any of these are found to be true, the driver could face criminal charges in addition to a potential wrongful death lawsuit that could be filed in civil court by the family of the deceased woman. 

Source: pix11.com, “Police: Woman, 62, killed in three-car crash on Long Island“, May 28, 2016


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1 dead following serious car accident in New York

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On behalf of of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

A man from Amsterdam is dead following a serious car crash on Route 67 that occurred during the early evening of May 22, according to state police. New York authorities reportedly spent several hours investigating the car accident that claimed the life of a a 63-year-old man visiting from overseas. The accident also injured several other people. 

The accident report states that around 5:45 p.m., a 32-year-old woman failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of West Line Road and Route 67. Her vehicle collided with a convertible being driven by the deceased victim, which left the roadway headed west and rolled over onto its roof. The sole occupant, who was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead of his injuries at the scene of the accident. 

The other vehicle, which was reportedly transporting several children, fared little better. The 32-year-old woman driving the vehicle was not injured in the crash, but the rest of the occupants of her vehicle were taken to a local hospital for monitoring and treatment. Their statuses were not given in this report. 

As the woman appears to have run a stop sign, leading to the car accident, it is possible she will face charges pertaining to this traffic violation. New York law will also allow the family of the deceased man to file a wrongful death lawsuit against her. Assuming that the man’s family is located overseas, it may be beneficial for them to retain the counsel of a New York-based attorney to handle such a claim should they wish to file. 

Source: news10.com, “Serious Route 67 accident in Charlton claims life of Amsterdam man“, Rachel Yonkunas, May 25, 2016


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