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INJURED PEDESTRIAN TELLS DRIVER’S ACTIONS APPEARED ‘INTENTIONAL’ IN NEW YORK’S TIMES SQUARE! Initial reports said as many as 22 people were hurt and 1 killed when a car struck a crowd in Times Square.
“Everybody was just running, everyone was concerned for their lives,” says witness of Times Square crash. According To The FDNY 22 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square.
1:03 Eastern Update: A person has died in the Times Square crash; 20 are hurt, say authorities.
Car speeding before collision and appeared to be out of control going the wrong way according to witnesses. Driver, believed to be from the Bronx, taken into custody after barreling into the lunch-hour crowd in Times Square. Driver believed to have history of drunk driving.
#BREAKING: Police ID driver as 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx in deadly Times Square crash. One young women is dead.
An intoxicated off-duty detective was involved in a rear end car accident in Queens resulting in one person critically injured early Sunday, according to NYPD sources.
Neville Smith, 32, a detective out of the NYPD 48th Precinct in the Bronx, was preparing to enter the southbound lanes of the Van Wyck Expressway when he rear-ended another vehicle on the entrance ramp near Rockaway Blvd. in the early morning hours, around 4 a.m.
The collision critically injured a 22-year-old woman in the other car. She was immediately transported to Jamaica Hospital where she remain in serious condition.
Two other passengers, a 21-year-old woman and 20-year-old man, were rushed to the same hospital with minor injuries.
Neville Smith suffered some minor head and neck injuries and was also taken to Jamaica Hospital before being charged with driving while intoxicated. (DWI)
He was later charged with several counts of vehicular assault, assault and refusal to take a breathalyzer test.
History of officer involved crashes:
A 24 year old college student died Thursday, April 13, 2017 after the car he was riding in crashed on the Bronx River Parkway, according to NYPD. Police suspect that the driver, who remains critically injured, was under the influence at the time of the early morning crash.
The 22-year-old driver lost control of his black Honda Accord and struck a wall while attempting to exit the parkway at East Gun Hill Road in the Norwood section of the Bronx. The car has a Taxi & Limousine Commission license plate.
Jesus Paulino, 24, was rushed to Jacobi Medical center, where he passed away. The driver remains in critical condition.
A TLC spokeswoman said the driver did not have a hack license. A manager at KJ Transportation, the livery company affiliated with the vehicle, could not be reached.
This tragic accident is a prime example of what happens when a driver gets behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, after a long night of partying. Driving while under the influence is a dangerously wrong choice! How many times does something like this have to happen before people take seriously the inevitable consequences of their choices! The driver in this tragic event, possibly speeding and impaired, swerves to take an exit and miscalculates, smashing head on into a wall, killing his passenger.
According to New York Car Accident Lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “All it takes is a mere second in error to cause a fatal crash. Is driving drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs worth the loss of life?” says Mr. Ajlouny.
Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 53 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.2
According to Gersh Kuntzman, a NYC cyclist, pedestrian and driver, New Yorker’s risk their lives every time they leave their apartments on foot, in a car or on a bike. New Y0rk Roads and sidewalks are still dangerous even with the Vision Zero initiatives in place. Mr. Kuntzman has drawn up a basic set of rules, a constitution, by which, all (drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians) should abide by in order to stay safe, to stay alive (lest we all kill and maim each other and our streets run even more slick with blood.)
Kunzman’s objective was to craft a Constitution in hopes of reducing violence on the New York streets. WHY? He is sick of watching so many near-misses every day. Please send all proposed amendments to email@example.com to be brought up at the next Constitutional Convention.
Increasing bike paths and bike safety is part of the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative to reduce the number of traffic related fatalities and is also a key strategy of the Health Department to build neighborhoods that encourage physical activity. Through the Health Department’s Center for Health Equity, the agency is committed to investing in undeserved communities and eliminating the health inequities in New York City.
Data reported by Streets Blog reported seventeen people died in New York City traffic in July, and 5,310 were injured, according to City Hall’s Vision Zero View crash data map. 83 pedestrians and cyclists killed by city motorists through July of 2016, and 8,378 injured, compared to 77 deaths and 7,835 injuries in the same period in 2015.
Citywide, nine pedestrians and three cyclists were fatally struck by drivers last month. Among the victims were Teresa Martinelli, Matthew von Ohlen, Jorge Zepeda, Andrew Esquivel, Sean Ryan, Terrence Montrose, Roberts Nukheimra, Jack Koval, Antonio Flores, and an unnamed male pedestrian in the Bronx.
Motorists killed at least one senior in July: Teresa Martinelli, 79. Across the city, 727 pedestrians and 498 cyclists were reported hurt in collisions with motor vehicles. Per NYPD policy, few of these crashes were investigated by trained officers.
While the de Blasio administration touts 2016 as a year in which the Vision Zero initiative continued to drive down traffic deaths — down four percent from 2015 to 225, and down from 300 deaths in 2013 — all of this year’s gains were made in the category of drivers or passengers. For pedestrians and cyclists, it was another story altogether: according to NY1, 140 pedestrians were killed on city streets, a slight rise from the year before, while eighteen cyclists were killed, up four.
Most alarming: a sharp spike in the number of pedestrians killed by hit-and-run drivers, which jumped by 34%. During the first three days of 2017, there were three separate incidents of fatal hit-and-runs alone. And drivers are getting away with it: in a report released by the NYPD last September, only 13 arrests were made after 38 deadly hit-and-runs during FY 2016. In 22 instances where someone was seriously hurt, just 14 arrests were made.
According to New York Car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “You turn on the news and just about everyday, pedestrian are struck by a car. Statistics indicate pedestrians are struck by cars more than 150,000 times a year. Every two hours, one is killed.” states Mr. Ajlouny. “Often times the cause of the accident diver distraction. Pedestrian also need to take responsibility by putting away their phones while walking.”
Video of Car Jumping Curb Hitting Teen Girl
Victim In Fatal Brooklyn Hit-And-Run ID’d As New York DJ
New York Hit & Run Lawyer: 718-233-3913 – Victims rights attorney
The driver of an SUV died when the vehicle rear-ened a tractor-trailer in Moriches overnight Wednesday.
The vehicles crashed on Montauk Highway at Fanning Landing Road just before 3 a.m.
Daniel Krehl, 31, of Mastic Beach, was driving a 2005 Saturn Vue east on Montauk Highway near Fanning Landing Road when his vehicle hit a tractor-trailer, parked with its flashers on. Krehl was pronounced dead at the scene.
Heavy fog conditions were may of been a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Suffolk County Police at 631-852-8752.
NEW YORK CITY statistics recorded more than 160 cyclists and pedestrians killed in crashes during the third year of the mayor’s Vision Zero initiative meant to deter such deaths. Cyclists and pedestrian deaths rose in 2016 compared to previous 2014-2015.
In 2016 NYPD arrested 39 drivers striking cyclists and pedestrians under Vision Zero’s right of way law, Administrative Code 19-190, the city said all thanks to the progress of the Vision Zero initiative.
“Despite our record success in saving lives these past three years, we know that Vision Zero is just starting,” de Blasio said.
“Pedestrian hit and runs happen throughout New York too frequently even with the Vision Zero initiative in place, downtown Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan are the most dangerous areas for pedestrians.”, according to New York personal injury lawyer, Paul Ajlouny.
Pedestrian Struck Statistics:
Remembering The Victims:
A multi vehicle accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the early morning commute has taken the lives of three people, injuring five others, three seriously, in the Bronx Tuesday morning.
The accident happened in the northbound lanes at Webster Avenue involving two tractor-trailers, a car, and a pickup truck. The chain reaction accident fist started when one of the trucks stopped abruptly in the middle of the highway. A Ford pickup truck stopped immediately behind that 18-wheeler. Then a second 18-wheeler traveling in the same direction, failed to stop hitting both the Ford pickup truck and also a Toyota Corolla.
The Toyota Corolla ended up on the center divider of the highway, and the pickup truck was wedged under the second tractor-trailer.
Three of the five people inside the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene. Two have been identified as 51-year-old Henry Walker, of Livingston, New Jersey, and 21-year-old Khalil Walker, of Tobbyhanna, Pennsylvania.
Today heaven gained two more angels. My brother Hank and my nephew Khalil. I am heartbroken. My heart is with the Walker-Wade family. I’m completely speechless and I hurt beyond what any words could ever convey. RIP Hank and Khalil.
The driver of the Toyota was also seriously hurt, while two occupants of the second tractor-trailer suffered non life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Paul Ajlouny New York Car Accident Lawyer has been practicing personal injury law for over 30 years and weighs in on this horrific Bronx accident. “The Bronx Cross Expressway has been considered one of the most dangerous intersections in new York. Suggesting that no one should be driving in New York City. Combine stop and go traffic, poor weather conditions combined with an early morning heavy commute and you have a very deadly cocktail” suggests Paul Ajlouny. “Today’s tragic accident involved more than one vehicle. According to the driver of one tractor-trailer it was difficult to stop — in the blink of an eye a deadly chain reaction occurred. ” say’s Mr.Ajlouny.
Dangerous Intersections in NY:
1. Bronx, NY: Cross Bronx Expressway/I-95 at Bronx River Parkway
2. Bronx, NY: Cross Bronx Expressway/I 95 at I-895/Sheridan Expressway
3. Bronx, NY: Cross Bronx Expressway/I-95 at White Plains Rd
4. New York City, NY: Harlem River Drive at 3rd Ave
The U.S. National Traffic Safety Administration reports that a car accident occurs once every 60 seconds. This adds up to 6 million crashes a year. Of these car accidents almost 1/3 involved multi vehicle accidents.
A New York-based music producer paralyzed in a 2008 car accident has won a $23.3 million verdict in a Brooklyn jury trial.
Charles Scott Harding, a New York City based artist/producer/engineer/composer, was awarded $8 million in Brooklyn Supreme Court for past pain and suffering, $12.5 million for future pain and suffering and approximately $2.8 million for future medical expenses, according to his lawyer.
His attorney said the damages award appears to be highest ever won in a car accident case.
Harding, who was left paralyzed from the chest down and must use a wheelchair, had lacked closure for eight years during the run-up to the trial, his lawyer said.
Scott was in Intensive Care Unit at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, a victim of a car crash on a Friday in February in which he was a passenger of a car service, returning home from a late night mixing session to finish a new record. Another car came at high-speed through a stop sign and crashed broadside into his car. The accident occurred a short distance from his home. His condition was listed serious, with fractures of his clavicle, rib, shoulder-blade, and back, including catastrophic fracture of his T5 vertebrae, crushing his spinal cord.
The trial took two weeks beginning Nov. 9, featuring testimony aimed at showing defendant Wojciech Czmielewski and his son, Adrian, were responsible for the collision in the early morning hours of Feb. 16, 2008.
The jury say came back with the statement: We heard the evidence and we know who put you in the position you are in.”
The liability verdict was announced on Nov. 17 and the damages verdict on Nov. 22.
The impact was so loud that neighbors rushed out of their homes. Wojciech Czmielewski, who owned the car, reported it stolen several hours later.
It was the plaintiff’s contention that the car theft was a ruse, and that it was actually driven, and often used by Adrian Czmielewski, who was 18 years old at the time.
The trial also consisted of testimony from a Queens woman, who was Czmielewski’s the neighbor. She testified that a few days after the 2008 crash, she saw Adrian was bruised and cut up, indicating he was in the accident.
This has been a long battle for Scotty Hard and this “WIN” will set him on the road to healing. Below is a YouTube video of Scott hard thanking the generosity of those who donated to his recovery while awaiting a long lawsuit conclusion.
New York personal injury attorney Paul Ajlouny in this case states that the award was warranted considering the victim is now paralyzed due to the severity of the accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 200k people living with spinal cord injuries in the US. Each year, about 12k to 20k new cases of spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. The majority of spinal cord injuries are suffered by younger people. An estimated 50 to 70 % of all new spinal cord injuries are in people in the 15- to 35-year-old age group.
The cost of treating a paralysis victim in the first year after the injury runs, on average, between $300,000 and $1 million. Each year after that treatment will cost between $40,000 and $170,000 as of 2013. The lifetime cost of treating a paralyzed victim can easily run over $3 million dollars.
It’s that time of year where we need to remind New Yorker’s of the dangers of Thanksgiving travel. This special family & friends holiday is a time to celebrate. Travel during the Thanksgiving holiday, is a heavily traveled time, staying safe — especially if your planning on taking a road trip is so important.
New York City car accident lawyers, Ajlouny Injury Law, will be available this holiday to help people who have been seriously injured in a vehicle accidents. If you or a loved one have been hurt in a MVA (moving vehicle accident), speaking to a personal injury lawyer at the time of the accident can help protect your rights in a personal injury case.
This subject to some may be an uncomfortable subject and may damper the joy of such a festive holiday. That is not our objective. We take no joy in discussing such a frightening subject. Our objective is tor remind drivers that the statistics have shown that Thanksgiving is a dangerous time to drive, According to the CDC, the nation’s death rate.
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy holiday. It might be the nation’s deadliest, too.
Dangerous Time To Drive:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is again warning drivers to stay safe on Thanksgiving. And for good reason — no holiday leads to more deadly accidents.
According to the most recent data available from NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there were 764 crashes involving a fatality during Thanksgiving 2012. (About 400 of them involved motorists.) In comparison, there were 654 crashes involving a fatality during Christmas that year.
There were nearly 50,000 non-fatal car accidents that Thanksgiving holiday, too.
Our objective is to frankly remind New York Travelers this year that simple awareness & safety precautions can save your life. According to NHTSA, at least 40% of passengers killed that Thanksgiving were involved in crashes with drunk drivers, and about 60% of passengers weren’t wearing their safety belts.
Safety Precautions recommended bt the NHTSA: