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Driver dies in fiery crash in Bronx

A driver on a Bronx highway died after sideswiping another vehicle and slamming into a pole early Saturday, cops said. Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:15 a.m.

William Santana from Queens, NY, was speeding when he struck the Lincoln MKZ on the Major Deegan Expressway on Saturday, about 3:15 a.m. Santana died in the fiery crash.

William Santana, 47 a Queens man died in a fiery crash on a Bronx highway early Saturday, police said.

William Santana, 47 a Queens man died in a fiery crash on a Bronx highway Saturday AM

William Santana, 47, was behind the wheel of his Mercedes-Benz on the Major Deegan Expressway, when he sideswiped an SUV, and slammed into a wall, causing his car to explode into flames, according to police.

The vehicles were traveling south side by side when Santana, who was in the left lane, veered into the middle lane, striking the side of the SUV. First respondents upon arrival on the scene found the Mercedes-Benz engulfed in fire on a grassy area, Santana, died at the scene.

Recent Crashes On Bronx-bound Major Deegan Expressway:

New York Car Accident Lawyer Paul Ajlouny of the NY Law Firm Ajlouny Injury Law weighs in on this tragic accident.

“This unfortunate accident appears to have been caused by excessive speed. A safe speed should always be maintained while driving on any highway transportation. In most accidents speed is the reason for most traffic accidents. Other factors for highway accidents include weather related hazards (icy roads), distracted driving, fatigue and drinking. Condolences are offered out to the Santana family. Our prayers and hearts are with the family.” says Mr. Ajlouny.




NYC Crash Mapper

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics 2017:

From Jan, 2017 – Nov, 2017 10,852 Total Crashes

Traffic Fatalities

06 Cyclist
18 Pedestrians
13 Motorist
37 Total

Injuries 4,203

Cyclist 1,536
Ped 3,078
Motorist 10,746
Total: 15,360


Top Contributing Factors to Crash

  1. 10,17 Unspecified Cause
  2. 2,982 Driver Inattention / Distraction
  3. 1,498 Failure to Yield Right-of-Way
  4. 1,040 Following Too Closely
  5. 599 Traffic Control Disregarded
  6. 378 Pedestrian / Bicyclist / Other Pedestrian Error / Confusion
  7. 373 Unsafe Speed
  8. 337 Other Vehicular
  9. 332 Passing or Lane Usage Improper
  10. 235 Turning Improperly
  11. 228 Backing Unsafely
  12. 214 Alcohol Involvement
  13. 186 Driver Inexperience
  14. 177 Unsafe Lane Changing
  15. 152 View Obstructed / Limited
  16. 149 Reaction to Other Un-involved Vehicle
  17. 120 Pavement Slippery
  18. 60 Aggressive Driving / Road Rage
  19. 50 Fell Asleep
  20. 50 Brakes Defective
  21. 43 Glare
  22. 35 Lost Consciousness
  23. 30 Illness
  24. 28 Outside Car Distraction
  25. 27 Passenger Distraction
  26. 26 Fatigued / Drowsy
  27. 24 Oversized Vehicle
  28. 20 Pavement Defective
  29. 19 Drugs (Illegal)
  30. 18 Obstruction / Debris
  31. 17 Steering Failure
  32. 13 Failure to Keep Right
  33. 13 Traffic Control Device Improper / Non-Working …


If you have been injured in a car accident, you can receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other related expenses by hiring a New York Car Accident Lawyer.


Bronx single-car-crash leaves driver dead

Bronx single-car-crash leaves driver dead and passenger with broken arm and leg. The single-car accident happened on the Bruckner Expressway in the Bronx early Wednesday, according to officials.

1 dead, 1 injured in Bruckner Expressway crash

1 dead, 1 injured in Bruckner Expressway crash – According to officials, speed cause

Wendell Cheeseboro, of the Bronx, was driving a 2006 Dodge Charger north-bound on the Bruckner near Exit 52 in Hunts Point about 3:20 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle and struck the median.

Police indicate that Cheeseboro was speeding at the time of the accident.

Emergency crews rushed Cheeseboro to Jacobi Hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.

Bronx: Coca Cola Truck Hits Scaffolding Kills 1 injures 6

Bronx: Bruckner blvd, & 138 st, Coca Cola Truck Hit Scaffolding and Pedestrian, 1 female pedestrian DOA, 6 other injured.

Coka Cola Truck Kills pedestrian injures 6 others.

Bronx: Coca Cola Truck Hits Scaffolding Kills Pedestrian Injures 6 Others

One women in her 30s was killed and six others injured after a crash involving a Coca Cola truck in the Bronx.

The fatal crash happened at about 3:20 p.m. on East 138th Street near Bruckner Boulevard in the Port Morris section of the borough.

The six people injured were being assessed by EMS workers, but were reported to have minor injuries.

Witnesses reported people coming out of work when they were struck by the Coca Cola truck. It was reported that the driver of the truck  had tried to avoid another vehicle when it lost control and slammed into a building.

The woman struck was underneath the truck after it stopped.

This is still a developing story.

Paul Ajlouny, New York personal injury lawyer weighs in on this tragic accident. “Truck drivers are know to work long hours and are on a strict schedule to complete their delivery in a timely manner. This results in in taking shortcuts often leading to negligence. Take into account maneuvering through New York City Streets.

Under New York law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers. In this case a pedestrian was killed. Odds are Coca Cola will be held liable.” Say’s Paul Ajlouny.

“The truck jumped the curb,  couldn’t stop, hitting a women and injuring six other people. There will be certain factors that will be taken into account when determining fault; speed being an important factor.

The most important question: Could the Coca Cola driver have stopped in time — before hitting the pedestrians?” suggests Paul Ajlouny.

Truck Accident Statistics

Statistics show that the death toll in truck-involved crashes rose 17 percent from 2009 to 2013. Fatalities in truck-involved crashes have risen four years in a row, reaching 3,964 in 2013, the latest data available. Those crashes are killing not only car drivers but also, during 2013 alone, 586 people who were truck drivers or passengers.

Man Struck By City Bus in Freak Accident 06:29AM BRONX

In a freak and sad accident this Friday early morning a man is killed as he stumbles out of a his car right into the path of a city bus in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.

According to sources the 23-year-old Bronx man, who had just left an Inwood club, told his livery driver that he needed to vomit while on West 231 Street just after 2:30 a.m. The man opened the back door of the livery car and vomited.

A passing bus driver told police he spotted the man and veered to get out his way. But the man then stumbled out of the livery car and was hit by the bus. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

bus strikes man in the Bronx

Man stuck/killed in crosswalk on Kingsbridge Ave and W231 Street in Bronx.

Multi vehicle Crash On I-95 In Bronx 7 Injured

Multi vehicle Crash On I-95 In Bronx Injures 7. 4 ejected from vehicle. Surprise, surprise, an unlicensed driver.

7 people were injured in a multi vehicle crash on the New England Thruway in the Bronx.

Multivehicle Crash On I-95 In Bronx Injures 7. 4ejected from vehicle. Unlicensed Driver.

7 hurt in multi-vehicle crash on New England Thruway in the Bronx

The crash occurred in Eastchester on the southbound side of the thruway near Conner Street around 1 a.m. Sunday when the driver of a van with five people inside was trying to get off at Exit 14 and hit a box truck, which hit another truck, according to the NYPD.

Four passengers in the van were ejected, the fifth was also injured, including two others in the box truck. NY EMS transported the injured to Jacobi and St. Barnabas Hospitals. All listed in stable condition.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

New York personal injury attorney, Paul Ajlouny, gives his two cents on such an accident.  “It’s no surprise that these 4 individuals were  injured in this crash. They are luck they were not killed. Obviously they were not wearing those seat belts, or if any actually existed. Seat-belts save lives people. ” Said Mr. Ajlouny.

Department of Transportation data show 22 percent of backseat passengers do not buckle up.

The Department of Transportation states people not wearing a seat belt are 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash.

In fatal crashes, more than three out of four people who are ejected die from their injuries.

Major Deegan Crash 5 injured

According to authorities an ambulance was involved in a three-car crash near the Major Deegan Sunday that injured six people to the hospital. The incident happened at 8:30 in the morning at West 230th Street and Bailey Avenue.

The victims were transported to Saint Barnabas Hospital in stable condition.

The accident is still under investigation.

 three-car crash

Major Deegan crash sends 6 to hospital. Ask A new York Lawyer For Free Advice.

New York car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, states “The holidays are a dangerous time for travel, and Memorial Day weekend proves to be one of the deadliest. Not to mention the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.

Car accidents on Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx 2015-2012

Combine the holiday travel time, bad weather and speed on roads with certain potholes and you’ve got a deadly combination.”

  • On Dec 8, 2014 Authorities say a five car collision on the southbound side of the Major Deegan Expressway injured at least ten people.
  • Nov 24, 2014 – One man is dead after a single car crash on the Major Deegan Expressway. According.
  • Jan 23, 2014 – Two people were injured in a 10-car chain-reaction crash that snarled traffic on the Major Deegan Expressway Thursday morning.
  • 12/22/2013 Man Hit, Killed By SUV On Major Deegan Expressway A man was struck and killed early Sunday on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.
  • Sep 6, 2012 – Authorities say eight people have suffered minor injuries in a wrong-way accident on the southbound Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx.
  • May 30, 2012 A three-car collision at about 8 a.m. at West 155th Street in Highbridge closed two lanes and left three people with minor injuries.
  • Feb 3, 2012 – A pregnant 16-year-old girl was killed today when the car she was a passenger in crashed in a deadly wreck on the Major Deegan Expressway
  • February 2, 2012 An out-of-control driver plowed into a concrete pillar on the Major Deegan Expressway, killing his passenger and himself and critically injuring three other occupants.

The causes of car accidents on Interstate 87/New York State Thruway (Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx)

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving, Cell Phone Usage, Texting
  • Drunk driving
  • Fatigue
  • Defective car parts
  • Poor Weather

Drunk driver slams into a school bus in the Bronx

A drunk driver slammed into a school bus in the Bronx early this Monday morning, sending the bus driver to the hospital, officials said.

Luckily, no children were on the bus when an SUV slammed into the vehicle head on at Story and Boynton Aves. in Soundview at about 6:15 a.m.

The bus driver was transported to Jacobi Medical Center with minor injuries, according to NYPD.

The SUV driver, obviously intoxicated, was arrested, police said.

Bronx School Bus Crash

1 injured in School Bus Crash in the Bronx. Man taken in NYPD car in handcuffs.

Fatality, 4 injured, car jumps curb in the Bronx

Bronx Accident

Bronx: Fatal Accident 1420 Grand Concourse.

Breaking News: MOUNT EDEN neighborhood, Bronx– Fatality and serious injury accident.

A car lost control, jumped a curb, killing one person and injuring several others in the Bronx.

The accident happened at 170 Street and Grand Concourse in the Mount Eden section around 6:45 p.m this evening.

The car lost control, jumped the curb and crashed into a building, 1420 Grand Concourse.

One person has been pronounced dead at the scene and four others are reported injured. Two people are listed in critical condition, one a child.

The driver of the car is in serious condition. All of the injured were taken to Lincoln Hospital.

Witnesses say the people who were hit were waiting on the sidewalk for a bus.

Hit and run crash in the Bronx

Breaking: A man in his 30’s was killed Monday afternoon in a hit-and-run in Marble Hill, the Bronx, New York.

Bronx crash

Man killed in hit-and-run crash in the Bronx.

It happened around 7 p.m. after a man was found in the street at 225th Street in Broadway in Marble Hill.

The neighborhood is borders in Manhattan, but is located in the Bronx.

The No. 1 train tracks run directly over Broadway in the neighborhood.

The victim was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center, and pronounced dead, according to police.

The driver fled the scene. The vehicle was described as a Dodge Magnum.

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