Motor vehicle accidents happen every day. You've probably seen one or been in one yourself. If so, you know how quickly your life can change.
A man who caused a fatal collision is facing serious penalties after it was found that the vehicle was stolen and being driven at speeds of over 154 mph when his vehicle hit a family's Mazda. The speed limit on the roadway was only 40 mph, and the accident resulted in a pile-up crash involving an oil truck, an Infinity, the Mazda and the driver's Camaro.
Being involved or being a witness to a car accident can be traumatic and upsetting. While all of us know that car accidents are unfortunately a common incident in modern life, we will never be fully prepared to deal with the situation when we are at the scene.
When you look at fatality statistics on America's roads, it feels pretty daunting to get in your car. The reality, though, is that there is a multitude of little, easy things that you can do to stay safe. A few of them include:
A Mineola judge called a 22-year-old man "young and stupid" for participating in a high-speed race on the Long Island Expressway (LIE) in Feb. 2017 that killed his best friend, then 19, The Manhasset man had previously pled guilty to manslaughter and DUI. On May 29, he was sentenced to a three-to-nine-year prison term. That sentence was the result of a plea bargain.
We've all heard the warnings about the dangers of texting and driving. Here in New York, the use of a handheld device for talking or texting is illegal. Unfortunately, however, some drivers nonetheless make it a habit to text while behind the wheel.
Getting a DUI in Long Island is the last thing anyone wants, but if you've seen the flashing lights of a patrol car in your rearview mirror, it might be too late to avoid charges.
With self-driving cars becoming more common, it's necessary for people to hold companies liable if those vehicles cause injuries. Self-driving cars could come to New York, and they may be there already. That's why it's important to keep updated on cases like this one out of Tempe.
If you have been involved in a car accident in New York, it is likely that you are feeling very upset and distressed in regard to what happened. You may also be physically injured as a result. It is important that you get checked by a medical professional after being involved in a car accident, even if you feel well. This is because some forms of serious injuries such as head trauma can take several hours or days to become apparent.
Takata air bag scandal has been in the news for over a decade. So far, we know that 23 people have died from defective Takata-made air bags, and millions upon millions of cars have been recalled. These recalls do not appear like they will end any time soon. The most recent one, in January 2019, involved another 953,000 Ford vehicles.