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  • Pedestrian Knockdown in Queens Leaves Mother and Two Children Injured

    Pedestrian knockdowns on New York sidewalks are a frightening experience for the victims because the accident usually comes out of nowhere when the victims believe they are in the relative safety of a sidewalk. As reported by CBS New York, a 2-year-old, a 3-year-old and their mother were hit by a car that jumped a curb in Far Rockaway, Queens Wednesday. The victims were all taken to a local ...
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  • Over 30 Injured in New Jersey Turnpike Bus Accident

    A tractor-trailer collided with a bus on the New Jersey Turnpike at approximately 12:30am on Friday. According to a report by CBS New York , the accident occurred in the southbound lane in West Deptford Township. The bus was traveling from New York City to Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. As a result of the collision, the bus flipped onto its side resulting in injuries to over 30 passengers. ...
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  • Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident

    Individuals who have been involved in a truck accident can suffer major injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Due to the massive size of semis and 18 wheelers, truck accidents often inflict catastrophic injuries on the individuals involved, such as spinal cord fractures, amputations , brain injuries , or burns . Many of the catastrophic injuries inflicted in truck accidents ...
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  • Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Car Accident

    Car accidents can have long term negative effects on injured individuals and their families. Victims of car accidents may face debilitating injuries, such as brain damage , burns, broken bones, amputations, and internal bleeding. The injuries suffered in car accidents may force the victims and their families to face a number of hardships, such as emotional and financial strain. In addition to ...
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  • 11-Year Old Girl Sustains Serious Head Injury When She Is Run Over by School Bus in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

    An 11-year old girl was in the crosswalk when she was struck and run over by a school bus on Wednesday afternoon. According to CBS New York , the accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Nostrand Avenue and St. John’s Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. According to an eyewitness report, the girl was in the crosswalk when the bus turned into her. She was struck and run over by the bus sustaining ...
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  • Auto Transport Truck Kills Woman in Brooklyn as She is Crossing Caton Avenue

    Yet another fatal pedestrian accident has occurred in New York City. This time, a woman was crossing Caton Avenue at St. Paul's Place in the Prospect Park South section of Brooklyn. According to CBS New York , the accident happened at around 8:25pm on Wednesday evening. The offending vehicle was an auto transport truck. Apparently, the driver was unaware that he had struck and killed the ...
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  • New York City Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Are Up, But Traffic Deaths Overall Are Down in 2016

    Car accidents can have long term negative effects on injured individuals and their families. Victims of car accidents may face debilitating injuries, such as brain damage , burns, broken bones, amputations, and internal bleeding. The injuries suffered in car accidents may force the victims and their families to face a number of hardships, such as emotional and financial strain. In addition to ...
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  • Dallin M. Fuchs Settles Brooklyn Case Involving 14-Year old Boy Struck by Car for $450,000

    The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP congratulate our partner, Dallin M. Fuchs, on his recent settlement of this pedestrian knockdown case in Brooklyn, New York. The accident at issue occurred on Veterans Boulevard in Massapequa near the intersection of Ocean Avenue when the infant-plaintiff was struck by a Volkswagon sedan driven by an 18-year old woman and owned by her ...
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  • Deadly Cross-over Accident in Bronx Kills one, Injures 4 Others

    Head on collisions can have devastating, life-altering consequences for all individuals involved. When a vehicle enters the opposite lane of oncoming traffic, a head-on collision or a "Cross-over accident" occurs. According to a report by CBS New York , this is what happened Thursday night at Boston Road and Wallace Avenue in the Allerton section of the Bronx. The police reported a Toyota Camry ...
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  • Fatal Brooklyn Hit-and-Run leaves 29-year Old Woman Dead

    The rash of hit-and-run accidents that seemed to plague New York City in 2016 has apparently continued into 2017. This time, 29-year old Hermanda Booker was struck was crossing Kings Highway near Nostrand Ave. in Midwood at about 6:45 a.m. when she was struck by a white SUV. The SUV fled the scene and officials are still looking for the vehicle according to a report by CBS New York . After she was ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles Brooklyn Pedestrian Knockdown Case for $2.3 Million

    Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wishes to congratulate our partner, Jonny Kool, on his recent settlement of a Brooklyn case involving a pedestrian struck by a commercial van owned and operated by Staten Island University Hospital. The pedestrian/plaintiff was a 60 year old dental assistant and receptionist who was struck and run over by defendants’ commercial van that was making a wide ...
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  • 56-Year Old Woman on a Citi Bike Sustains Serious Leg Injury When Struck by Van on 6th Avenue

    A 56-year old woman, whose name was not released, was seriously injured in an accident with a van on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. As reported by DNAINFO.COM , she was struck by a white van outside 1211 Sixth Ave., between West 47th and 48th streets, about 9:16 a.m. on Thursday. Witnesses report that she sustained a serious injury to her leg describing it as being mangled/ She was taken via ambulance ...
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  • Impaired Driver Arrested Following Wrong-Way Crash That Injured Three on Long Island

    Impaired driving continues to be a major problem on our roadways that only seems to worsen around the holidays. In a report from CBS New York , the police reported that a 42-year old man was driving a 2009 Toyota northbound in the southbound lane of the William Floyd Parkway near Flintlock Drive at around 6:30 p.m. when he crashed into a 2004 Ford, a 2012 Volkswagen and a 2013 Ford traveling ...
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  • Rash of School Bus Crashes Continues - 8 Injured in Queens School Bus Crash

    School bus crashes have been reported with increasing frequency the past couple of weeks. Another was reported by the Daily News today. Six children and two adults were injured at approximately 7:30am when a school bus lost control and crashed in Queens. The incident occurred in Fresh Meadows at 75th Ave. and 181st Street. The injured adults and children were taken to Long Island Jewish Medical ...
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  • Car Jumps Curb and Strikes Pedestrians on Upper West Side

    At approximately 11:00am, an SUV was attempting to park on 96th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Witnesses saw the SUV strike a van while trying to park. The SUV then jumped the curb and struck at least two pedestrians before coming to a stop on the sidewalk. According to a report by CBS New York , Three people were taken via ambulance to St;. Luke's Hospital. One of the ...
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  • 6-Year Old New Jersey Boy Struck by Float in Halloween Parade

    The Halloween Parade in Point Pleasant Borough, New Jersey, is normally a time for excitement and celebration. Unfortunately, this year a horrible accident at the parade resulted in serious injuries to a 6-year old by who remains in the Intensive Care Unit in Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, NJ. According to a report by NJ Advance Media for NJ.COM , the boy was walking with his mother along ...
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  • NYPD Vehicle Stolen When Officer Leaves Keys in Ignition - the Implications of Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 388

    Normally, when a vehicle is stolen, the owner is not liable for any injuries or damage caused by the stolen vehicle. However, when the owner can be shown to be negligent, the owner can be held liable for any injuries or damage caused by the driver of the stolen vehicle. This scenario played out in almost comical fashion as an NYPD officer in the Bronx left the key to an NYPD cruiser in the ...
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  • Dozens of Children Injured in Crash on Palisades Parkway Involving Two School Buses

    Every parent fears hearing news that their son or daughter was injured while in the care of another. The reality is that our society relies upon school buses to transport our children back and forth to school. The further reality is that these school buses can be involved in accidents in which our children can be injured. As reported by CBS New York , Two school buses from Northern Valley Regional ...
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  • Drunk Driver Strikes Mastic Beach Fire Department Van on Long Island Injuring Multiple Firefighters

    Two firefighters were injured in another crash involving a drunk driver. The drunk driver was previously convicted of driving while intoxicated. On Wednesday night, according to Newsday , the drunk driver struck a Mastic Fire Department van which had been stopped at a red light having just come from the Firematic Training Center on Yaphank Avenue. As the traffic light turned green, the Fire ...
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  • The Top 12 Things You Need To Do If You Have Been in a Car Accident

    The Top 12 Things You Need To Do If You Have Been in a Car Accident Car accidents are a common occurrence in New York. Statistics from 2014 show that there were approximately 300,000 car accidents that year. Over 250,000 of them were reported to the police and nearly 120,000 of them resulted in an injury. Given the frequency with which car accidents occur, it is important to understand what to do ...
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  • The Pedestrian Knockdown - 48-Year Old Man Critically Injured in Brooklyn Intersection Accident

    A 48-year old man was struck while crossing the street on Atlantic Ave. at Norwood Ave. in Cypress Hills at about 7:49 p.m Thursday evening. The New York Daily News reported that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and the victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition. Further details were not reported as the NYPD continued their investigation. This type of ...
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  • Three Fatal New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accidents Overnight

    New Jersey experienced three fatal motor vehicle accidents last night in separate incidents reported on their roadways. The details of each accident remain under investigation, but a report in the Brick, NJ Patch confirms that tow of the fatal accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway, while the other occurred on I-295. The Garden State Parkway accidents involved a 5-car pile up and a dump ...
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  • Out of Control Truck Crashes Into Citibank in Brooklyn

    Three people were injured when on out-of-control truck plowed through the window of a Citibank in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn near Ralph Avenue on Thursday morning. According to a report by the New York Post , the injuries did not appear to be serious. The cause of the accident is unknown a this time. Individuals who have been hit by a vehicle while walking may have several types of ...
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  • Fatal Car Accident in Suffern Results in the Death of 17-Year Old Yeshiva Student

    A group of Yeshiva students were standing outside their dormitory last night when on off-duty police officer plowed into them after side-swiping another vehicle. In a report by CBS New York , a vehicle was turning into a driveway when the off-duty officer attempted to pass. Contact was made between the vehicles and the passing vehicle veered into two students, killing a 17-year old Marcos Tawil ...
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  • Queens Accident Kills 3 and Injures 10

    A multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on Wednesday resulted in thee deaths and 10 injuries according to a report by the New York Daily News . A driver of a motor vehicle lost control and hit a guardrail on a Long Island Expressway exit ramp in Queens. The vehicle was split in half and caused a multi-vehicle crash. The extent of the injuries to the victims is not yet known. Due to the complex ...
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