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Bronx Two Car Deadly Crash

BRONX, NEW YORK — One person was killed and four others were injured in a two-car crash in the Bronx.

NYPD were called in the early morning Sunday to the scene of the accident at Bronxwood Avenue and East 219th Street in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx.

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Witnesses describe it as a chaotic traumatic scene with a loud bang and people screaming.

A 28-year-old man driving a BMW south on Bronxwood Avenue struck a Cadillac headed east on 219th Street. The collision caused the vehicles to strike three parked cars and flip the Cadillac on its side.

The SUV started to smoke leaving one of the driver of the SUV close to death.

The driver of the Cadillac – Michael Rhone, 39, of the Bronx – was later pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical.

The driver of the BMW and his 29-year-old female passenger were taken to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy and a 30-year-old man were also taken to Jacobi in critical condition.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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Sun, 06/19/2016 Car Accident One fatality and four critically injured in crash on Bronxwood Ave. in Williamsbridge section of the Bronx, New York.
Sat, 06/11/2016 Bicycle Accident Giovanni Nin, 26, killed in bicycle collision with hit-and-run driver on E. Tremont Ave. in the Bronx, New York
Mon, 05/30/2016 Truck Accident Driver injured in crash resulting in semi truck falling off Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx, New York
Sat, 04/30/2016 Car Accident Elizabeth Wimmer, 58, killed and three people injured in two-vehicle crah in Woodlawn Heights neighborhood of the Bronx, New York
Sun, 04/10/2016 Car Accident One woman critically injured and one person injured in two-vehicle collision at Mosholu Parkway and Webster Ave. in the Bronx, New York
Mon, 03/07/2016 Pedestrian Accident Madeline Bengochea, 47, critically injured in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver at Williamsbridge Road and Waring Avenue in The Bronx, New York
Sun, 02/28/2016 Pedestrian Accident Jose Contreras, 63, killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver on Webster Avenue in the Bronx, New York
Fri, 01/08/2016 Pedestrian Accident Man killed in pedestrian collision with two hit-and-run drivers on East 170th Street in the Bronx, New York
Mon, 12/07/2015 Pedestrian Accident Thomas Kirby, 47, killed by hit-and-run driver just outside his home on Bruckner Blvd at Willis Ave in the Bronx, New York
Sat, 10/31/2015 Pedestrian Accident Louis Perez, 65, Nyanna Aquil, 10, and Kristian Leka, 24, killed and several injured when car hits them on sidewalk in Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx, New York
Sat, 10/31/2015 Car Accident One person killed and several injured in car wreck at Morris Park and Radcliff avenues in the Bronx, New York
Wed, 10/14/2015 Car Accident Wendell Cheeseboro, 29, killed and passenger critically injured in single-vehicle crash on Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx, New York
Mon, 10/12/2015 Car Accident Cheniqua Silva, 37, killed and multiple people injured in truck crash into building at East 138th Street and Willow Avenue in Port Morris section of the Bronx, New York
Wed, 09/30/2015 Car Accident Six people injured, two critically, in car crash at Valentine Avenue and East Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx, New York
Fri, 09/18/2015 Pedestrian Accident Luis Inoa, 23, killed in pedestrian collision with bus at West 231st Street and Kingsbridge Avenue in the Bronx, New York
Fri, 09/11/2015 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist Gabriela Aguilar-Vallinos, 27, dies in hit-and-run collision with alleged driver Michael Moreno, 25, on the City Island Bridge in the Bronx, New York
Fri, 06/12/2015 Car Accident Pregnant woman and three other people injured in multi-vehicle crash on Boston Road in the Bronx, New York
Thu, 06/04/2015 Car Accident Ethan Villavicencio, 7, killed after being hit by SUV driven by Kwasi Oduro, 73, in restaurant on Westchester Ave. in the Bronx, New York
Sun, 05/24/2015 Pedestrian Accident 7-year-old girl seriously injured in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver on 214th Street in the Bronx, New York
Sat, 05/16/2015 Pedestrian Accident 12-year-old boy seriously injured in pedestrian crash with hit-and-run driver on Logan Avenue in the Bronx, New York: police ask for public’s help

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Multiple-Car Crash Statin Island

1 killed, 13 hurt in Staten Island crash.

1 killed, 13 hurt in Staten Island crash

An out-of-control car causes crash killing 1 leaving 12 injured in Statin Island.

One person was killed and 13 others injured Sunday in a chain-reaction crash involving as many as 10 cars on Staten Island, according to NYPD.

The accident happened at about 2 p.m. at the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Travis Avenue, according to police.

According to witnesses it appeared that the driver of a Lexus pulled into the intersection and went airborne after hitting several cars.

The Lexus then struck several other vehicles.

The woman driving the Lexus has been hospitalized stated in critical condition. Witnesses report that the crash was horrific.

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Suffolk County Pays $5.8 million To Accident Victim

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK — A state appellate division, reversing a lower-court ruling, has ordered Suffolk County to pay $5.8 million to a former Verizon worker who suffered disabling back injuries when he was hit by a county parks truck in 2009.

The 4-0 decision, reinstates the multimillion dollar award a jury made in August 2014 to Jason Kowalsky, a lineman who was rear-ended by a county parks truck on County Road 21 in, leaving him disabled.

Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/1TnII9e ) This decision in Brooklyn reinstates Jason Kowalsky’s 2014 jury award.

Kowalsky underwent back surgery after he was hit in Middle Island, NY in 2009 while putting equipment away. He sued, accusing the Suffolk County driver of being inattentive and using poor judgment.

A state Supreme Court justice had called the original award excessive and reduced it to $750,000.

This case is a prime example where a city employee / government entity is found responsible for a car accident, leaving an accident victim disabled.

The county parks employee was driving a government-owned vehicle, and then rear-end Jason Kowalsky the victim. The accident happened while the county employee was on he clock, working, at the time, of the accident.

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$700K Awarded to passenger in three-car collision

Passenger awarded 700k for injuries, pain and suffering from rear end collision.

In the motor vehicle accident trial Agrest v. Murphy involving a three-car rear end collision that occurred in November 2013 in Staten Island. Alla Agrest, 47 year old was at a full stop when her car was struck from the rear, and she claimed she felt two impacts. Myriam Volpe, was driving the vehicle directly behind Agrest. John Murphy’s car was last in the chain. Each party maintaining that the other hit first and pushed their car into Agrest’s, but the jury found both equally at fault.

Alla Agrest claimed that she required anterior cervical discectomy (ACDF) and fusion surgery to repair herniation’s and other injuries to her neck as a result of the accident. The procedure removes a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck area of the spine, after which a bone graft is inserted to fuse together the bones above and below the disc space. Agrest also underwent arthroscopic surgery to her right knee.

The defendants all maintained that either the accident worsened chronic physical conditions, or that Agrest’s injuries were not that serious. The jury, however, saw thing differently and awarded Agrest a total of $700,000 in damages, including $500,000 for past pain and suffering. The trial ended this last week in Kings County Civil Term.

The baloney in the sandwich, rear end crashes are a good percentage of the cases our law office picks up.  Anyone injured in a rear-end accident as the driver or passenger, caused by negligence deserves full compensation for their injuries and should discuss a legal claim with our law firm by calling at 718-233-3913 as soon as possible. says Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident attorney.

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Serious injury can occur as cases in a rear-end accident:

  • Fractures
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Loosing teeth
  • Whiplash (neck injury)
  • Back injuries
  • Crushed limbs
  • Internal Injuries
  • Bruising or contusions
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)

Getting rear ended can cause severe injuries in the chest, head, neck and spine. Whiplash being the most common injury sustained in a rear ended accident as a result of movement of the head forwards and then backwards very quickly.

There are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways each year. About 1,7000 people die in those collisions and another 500,000 are hurt. according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

In a report accompanying the recommendation, the NTSB pointed to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which found that 87 percent of rear-end collisions happened because the driver simply wasn’t paying attention to the road.

The NTSB said that cell phones and other non-driving related systems in cars contributed to that distraction.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics:

  • 23% of crashes are run-off-road/loss of control incidents
  • 28% of crashes are rear-end collisions
  • 9% of crashes were caused by bad lane changes

SOURCE: National Transportation Safety Board 

 

 

 

 

*Breaking* Pedestrians struck in Flatbush accident

**Breaking News Pedestrians Struck** Woman, 2 children hurt after being hit by vehicle in East Flatbush.

In EAST FLATBUSH, Brooklyn Monday May 16th at around 9:15 a.m. a woman and two children were hospitalized after pedestrians were hit by a vehicle.

The accident happened on Utica Avenue and Rutland Road in East Flatbush just before 9:15 a.m.

According to witnesses two SUVs were involved in the crash and a suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

The women hit has also been reported as pushing a stroller. Reports indicate that a driver was fleeing NYPD.

This story is still developing.

FLATBUSH: Woman and 2 children hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by car on Utica Ave and Rutland Rd.

FLATBUSH: Woman and 2 children hospitalized in serious condition after being hit by car on Utica Ave and Rutland Rd.

More than 5,000 bystanders and passengers have been killed in police car chases since 1979, and tens of thousands more were injured as officers repeatedly pursued drivers at high speeds and in hazardous conditions, often for minor infractions, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

The bystanders and the passengers in chased cars account for nearly half of all people killed in police pursuits from 1979 through 2013, USA TODAY found. Most bystanders were killed in their own cars by a fleeing driver. Read More

Despite the Justice Department’s warning, the number of chase-related deaths in 2013 was higher than the number in 1990 — 322 compared to 317, according to records of the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which analyzes all fatal motor-vehicle crashes.

Based on monthly NYPD figures, 168 pedestrians and 10 cyclists were killed by city motorists in 2013, and 16,059 pedestrians and cyclists were injured. These numbers are preliminary, and official data from the state DMV won’t be available until later this year. In 2012, 135 pedestrians and 17 cyclists were killed by NYC drivers, according to the DMV, and 14,327 pedestrians and cyclists were injured.

Of 134 pedestrian and cyclist fatalities reported in 2013 by Streetsblog and other outlets, 19 were hit-and-run crashes in which the driver or drivers were not immediately caught or identified. Of the remaining 115 crashes, nine motorists were known to have been charged with homicide. In five of those cases, the driver was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. One crash resulted from a police chase. In two cases, the driver was accused of running over the victim intentionally. Only once in 2013 was a sober driver charged with homicide for killing a pedestrian or cyclist in a crash that did not involve a personal dispute or fleeing police.

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$360K in car accident trial

Earzel Riddick was injured in a motor vehicle collision Oct. 28, 2012 collision. Riddick was a front seat passenger in a car that had slowed for an ambulance at an intersection in Crown Heights. The car was then rear-ended by Sutherland’s car. The trial Earzel Riddick v. Hugo Sutherland resulted in the jury awarding Riddick $260,000 for future and $100,000 for past pain and suffering.

Riddick’s vehicle lurched forward about a car’s length, in testimony, he was wearing a seatbelt and hit the dashboard in a heavy impact. Emergency responders were summoned to the scene of the collision, but Riddick refused medical attention. His reason: He was worried about an imminent storm and close proximity to his home.

However, according to Riddick, he felt pain the very next day, and went to the ER. As seen in many car accident cases he was given pain medication, sent home and had not had any X-rays. He cited delays in follow-up treatment for his injuries, and alleged that he eventually required three surgeries. The argument in defense was that the claimant suffered significant limitations directly related to the accident.

In the end the jury sided with Earzel Riddick and awarded him 360K for his pain and injury.

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New York Car Accident Attorney, Paul Ajlouny weighs in, “Delay In Medical Treatment Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case. We see it all the time. Accident victims do not always necessarily feel injured immediately following a car accident. They feel o.k. after the accident, but then the next day, they feel pain, so then they decide to go see a doctor.

Even if the car accident is the other guy’s fault, and his insurance is offering a settle, your still in jeopardy. In the long run your injuries will be a huge determination of what your awarded. A really good attorney can pursue compensation for damages.” Says Mr. Ajlouny.

 

 

Hit and Run in Queens Leaves Man Dead

Search On For Driver Who Left Man Dead In Queens Hit-And-Run

The accident happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of 30th Road and 21st Street in Astoria

Police said a 45-year-old man was in the roadway on 21st Street when he was hit by a southbound dark-colored sedan. The vehicle then fled the scene, according to

Emergency responders found the man lying in the road with severe trauma. He was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he was pronounced dead.

Late Thursday afternoon, detectives were going to each corner and checking every building – and every camera – in their effort to track down the offending driver.

According to residents on 21st Street at 30th Road in Astoria, people just speed up and down here all the time. It’s turned into a raceway.
There is no traffic light there, no speed limits, just fast moving traffic and dangerous circumstances to everyone around.

Pedestrians, and drivers both are in danger at this intersection. It’s a known danger; no reason for drivers to slow down. Speed is a given that a driver is going to hit a person.

NYPD is urging the public to come forward, as residents hoped for the city to do more to protect them.

Residents said the city has installed more lights along 21st Street, but clearly not at 30th Road. They hoped the accident would cause that to change.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

Reactions to this accident:

  • We are dealing with a much larger problem. Motorists driving on 21st as if it was a highway. Pedestrians crossing streets, oftentimes in the middle of the road, disregarding oncoming vehicle. No one cares.
  • There needs to be more than one traffic signal installed on 21st Street. Driving on the section between the QBbridge and Astoria Blvd can be harrowing at times, and as a pedestrian, I completely avoid crossing it whenever possible. How many have been killed or injured on that street over the years?
  • We should just close 21st street off to motorists. That will solve the problem. Then pedestrians need only fear bicyclists and mopeds.
  • The police just need to patrol the street and ticket people for speeding. If drivers are not penalized for going over the speed limit, like they do on this street, they will continue to break the law.
  • DOT or any other agency is not responsible for hit-and-run drivers nor their actions. As reprehensible as the act is, the (stupid) accusation equates to someone using a hammer and being responsible for the guy on the other side of the city taking a bath and splashing water.

Queens car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny weighs in on this accident, “All measures need to be taken to ensure the safety of pedestrians at this intersection, DOT needs to take another look at the intersection for potential safety enhancemen­ts.

No matter what, drivers need to abide by the law and drive safely. Bottom line intersections can be very dangerous areas, for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. Wake-up New York. ” Says Mr. Ajlouny.

 

Weekend Hit-And-Runs In NYC

Over the weekend, three people have  died in the hit-and-run incidents.

Sunday a car struck a pedestrian at Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

The driver ran a red light and hit a man crossing Fifth Avenue and fled the scene, according to NYPD

The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

This accident was one of many hit-and-run crashes across the city over the weekend.

  • A Brooklyn crash, according to NYPD to the life of Besik Shenglia who was hit by an unidentified vehicle on 111st Street in Ozone Park, Queens.
  • On Sunday, Jose Contreras was struck and killed by a SUV near the entrance of the Cross Bronx Expressway at Webster Avenue in the Tremont section of the Bronx. The SUV kept going, police said. Contreras was taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
  • In the SoHo, a 30-year-old man was struck and seriously injured at 568 Broadway near Prince Street around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
  • In Queens, a 22-year-old woman was hit by a car at Guy Brewer Boulevard and 119th Avenue in South Jamaica.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer weighs in , “It never ceases to amaze me how anyone can hit someone with their car just keep driving off.  Leaving the scene of an accident is just plain stupid.  You will only make matters worse for yourself!” Paul Ajlouny said.

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In 2014 the City Council passed a bill fining hit-and-run drivers up to $10,000 and possible jail time.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Vision Zero initiative is in place in order to reduce traffic fatalities, and says it’s working. Is it? After this tragic weekend, makes us wonder.

Statistics show that there were a shocking 4,000 hit-and-run crashes that resulted in serious injury or death in 2015.

Pedestrian Saftey New York

In New York Call to Improve Pedestrian Safety Is Renewed

Here’s some free advice New York:

  • Drivers Slow Down.
  • Don’t Drink and Drive.
  • Pedestrians Look Both Ways
  • Never, ever leave the scene of an accident.

 

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$10M settlement to family of Queens dad who died days after accident.

The family of Anthony DiCiervo, a Queens father of three, who died days after getting rear-ended by a truck has been awarded $10 million after the company that owned the truck denied responsibility for his death.

On the morning of Dec. 28, 2011, Anthony DiCiervo, 46, was on his way to work in Long Island City when he hit from behind by a truck belonging to Brooklyn Bottling Corp.

The crash did not cause much damage to DiCiervo’s car, and though he hit his head, it didn’t seem serious, according to his wife Regina DiCiervo.

1,7000 people die in those collisions and another 500,000 are hurt

1,7000 people die in those collisions and another 500,000 are hurt

DiCiervo days after the accident told his wife he was fine. But he was not fine.

DiCiervo in days to follow was taking several naps, not eating and suffering a nagging stiff neck with painful headaches.

Two days later, the father of three drove himself to Jamaica Hospital.

DiCiervo on the way to the hospital felt numb in his left arm and left leg, feeling paralyzed. According to his wife unable to get himself out of the car.

The owners of the truck pushed back settling the 2013 Queens Supreme Court lawsuit despite a February 2015 court decision finding them legally responsible for the accident.

“Their defense was that he coincidentally had a stroke, he didn’t go to the hospital after the accident and had no visible injuries to his body,” said Peter Thomas, Regina’s attorney.

Doctors said DiCiervo suffered a hemiparesis, (Hemiparesis is weakness of the entire left or right side of the body. Hemiplegia is, in its most severe form, complete paralysis of half of the body.

Hemiparesis and hemiplegia can be caused by different medical conditions, including congenital causes, trauma, tumors, or stroke.) which caused the left side of his body to become paralyzed. Further testing showed he had a brain bleed in the right parietal lobe and received treatment, according to court documents.

This type of edema is seen in response to hemorrhagic contusion in cases of trauma

Edema in response to hemorrhagic contusion in cases of trauma.

Not a stroke.

DiCiervo seemed to get better and we moved him to Peninsula Hospital for therapy; three days later DiCiervo died.

Rear end car accidents are traumatic experiences — even, as seen in DiCiervo’s case, when the damage is not severe. Or so you think. Immediately after an accident, victims may experience a mental fog, making it difficult to think rationally or focus. The last thing at first glance is “AM I INJURED”. Thoughts are often confused, and concerned.

Accident victims are often traumatized and emotionally disoriented. Physical damage with all the chaos going on at the time goes unnoticed. Serious injury can be easily overlooked. DiCiervo believed he was OK, as many accident victims do after being rear ended in New York. Injuries may not present themselves for several days.

When a car accident victim goes to the ER they check to see if your bleeding, have any broken bones, and are breathing. Doesn’t mean your not injured. The first step is to take that ambulance ride. Never after a moving vehicle accident second guess your injuries.

Paul Ajlouny, New York Car Accident Lawyer weighs in the DiCiervo chain of events after his accident. “DiCiervo probably refused treatment at the scene of the accident as most accident victims do, because he said he felt fine. Later after persistent nagging symptoms he decided to go to the ER.

The question is could of he been saved had he gone to the ER earlier? That sad story can scare the hell out of anyone injured in a rear-end accident. You have to got to the doctor. Never, ever second guess your injury.” says Paul Ajlouny.

Common symptoms that may appear several days after a car accident.

1. Headaches
2. Neck or shoulder pain or stiffness
3. Back pain
4. Abdominal pain or swelling
5. Numbness
6. Changes in personality or physical function
7. PTSD

Some FREE ADVICE that makes sense and may save your life; any person involved in an accident should seek immediate medical attention. If these symptoms appear days after the accident, it is important to see a doctor experienced in car accident injuries symptoms to properly diagnose and treat your injuries.

If you have been injured in a moving vehicle accident in New York seek immediate legal advice and protect your rights by calling Ajlouny Injury Law at 718-233-3913 for a free consultation.

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