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LIE deadly crash cause, excessive speed.

Speed has been determined to be a factor in the LIE deadly crash that has taken the lives of 6 people. Authorities believe that 26 year old Carmelo Pinales may have been speeding at a rate of 100 miles per hour.

Scene, victims in Long Island Expressway crash

A former aid to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, 29 year old Scott Martella of Smithtown, was among the victims who were killed in the accident. The accident occurred Sunday morning around 9:30 a.m, near Exit 68 on the LIE.

Scott Martella was driving in the westbound lane of the Long Island Expressway near Exit 68 in Manorville, NY. with his fiancee, 29 year old Shelbi Thurau. As they were driving an eastbound Subaru went airborne and landed in the westbound lane. Their car was crushed.

The driver of the Subaru according to witnesses apparently lost control of his vehicle, which crossed over the grassy median, went airborne and struck two vehicles, a BMW and a Honda, that were traveling westbound.

The Subaru was driven by 26 year old Carmelo Pinales of Hicksville. His sister Patricia Pinales was in the passenger seat and his 10 year old son in the back. Scott Martella, Carmelo Pinales and Patricia Pinales all were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Pinales 10 year old son, Christopher, later died from his injuries at the hospital. Shelbi Thurau, Scott’s fiancee survived.

The BMW was driven by 73 year old Marvin Tenzer. He was with his wife Sandra and another couple: Helen and Isidore Adelson. Mr Adleson died from his injuries yesterday night and the rest of the BMW occupants sustained injuries. His wife Helen, succumbed to her injuries and has also passed. Witnesses who saw the Subaru passing them before the accident said the car “was flying”.

Relatives of the Pinales’ family say they believe an earlier accident left an oil spill, which contributed to the crash.

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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$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.

A Fathers Story: Son Struck by SUV in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

A Fathers Recollection of His Son being Struck by an SUV in Forest Hills, Queens, NY.

Yesterday was a crazy day for my family. My 13-year-old son, Aneil, was involved in a car accident, he was hit by an SUV in Forest Hills, Queens. When I received the phone call from an unknown number, I was going to ignore it, but something told me to answer this one. When I picked up the call, it was my son informing me that he was hit by a car. At first, I thought it was some sort of a joke or something; my initial reaction was that of disbelief. Once I realized that this wasn’t a joke I really didn’t know what my first steps should be. I kind of froze, but I regained my clarity after a moment, and I knew that I had to get to where my son was and I had to get there fast.

SUV hits child in Forest Hills Queens

A Dad’s Story: Son Struck By SUV in Forest Hills, Queens.

You see the accident happened while he was over at a friend’s house. They went outside to hang out and in the process of playing on the streets as teenagers do, my son jumped into the street, and an oncoming vehicle hit him. He was side swiped and sent flying to the ground. Fortunately, he was not hurt too badly; he got a few bumps, scrapes, bruises, and he was a bit shaken up, but he wasn’t severely injured. When I arrived on the scene, I was immediately invited to enter the ambulance where my son was. I was asked if I wanted to take him to the hospital for an examination, or if I wanted to walk away and take him home. Obviously, I opted to go to the hospital to make sure that everything was okay. You can never be too careful when it comes to these types of accidents. We went to a hospital in Long Island where he was examined by several physicians and had some x-rays done. The doctors eventually determined that he would be okay and could come home.

His mother met us at the hospital, and understandably she was freaking out. She was upset, and she was looking to place blame. As is the case with me most of the time, people can’t understand how I can remain calm and collected during these types of situations. The thing is, that though I may appear calm and collected from the outside, I’m just as scared and worried as anybody else would be on the inside. However, I recognize that I have to keep my cool; I have to stay focused, and I have to get things done. If I lose my head in a situation where everyone else is losing their heads, then things will not be accomplished, and this will only make matters worst. So yes, I may appear as though I am calm, but the fact of the matter is that I am aware that a cool head is best for my son’s safety. If I panic, and I freak out, then my son will not get the treatment that he needs and things will not be handled correctly. In my mind, there is a time for panicking and freaking out, but as the person everyone depends on, that time is not during a crisis. That time is not when your son needs you to be there, and to take care of him, to protect him, and to make sure that he’s okay.

So no, I am not made of steel, I’ve had a headache for the last two days, and I am certain that this headache is due to the stress of this whole situation. However, at that moment when I was needed, I performed my duties as a father and as the caretaker of my child. I cannot afford to lose my cool; I cannot afford to lose my focus, and I cannot afford to be an emotional mess during the time when I am needed to perform. Perhaps it was my time in the military that gave me this focus? Perhaps it is my civilian job on the trading floor where I have to remain calm that gives me this focus? Hell, maybe I’m just one seriously screwed up individual? I don’t know what it is, but it is what it is.

The accident happened yesterday, and since getting to the ER last night I have had a massive headache, and I’ve felt this physical drain to my body. I think the magnitude of this situation is finally hitting me, now that I know everything is okay in terms of my son safety, maybe that is what is happening to me. Maybe the realization that now I have to ensure that the driver’s insurance covers the massive medical bills is starting to hit me. Obviously, this was not one of my concerns yesterday when addressing my son’s well-being, but it is there, and it will have to be addressed.

I don’t know my friends, but I assure you that I am a human being just like you. I love my son, and don’t let the fact that I kept my cool, or that I appeared calm fool you. It is 3 AM in the morning, and I’m running to the bathroom with discomfort in my stomach. I still have a pounding headache, and though one may think by looking at me that I’m perfectly fine, ladies and gentlemen these things catch up with all of us. In life, we have to do what we have to do, and if that requires remaining calm so that we can take care of our family, then that is what we must do.

My son is on his second day home resting. He’s a little banged up, but his spirits and mood seem to be ok. He’s still himself and doesn’t appear traumatized by the event. We all recognize how lucky we have been on this one, and we are thankful to God and all those that offered their prayers and support. My son understands now, more than ever that he must exercise great caution when walking or running through the streets.

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2 pedestrians struck in Inwood

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 08:04AM
INWOOD, N.Y.

Tuesday night in Inwood, a borough of Manhattan, One pedestrian was killed and another was critically injured when they were struck while crossing the street.

The accident happened at 209th Street and Ninth Avenue around 10:30 p.m.

A Ford Explorer was westbound on West 207th Street when the two pedestrians tried to run across the street mid-block. The Explorer braked, but could not stop, and hit both pedestrians. Both pedestrians were thrown into the eastbound lanes of West 207th Street, where they were struck by a 2004 Toyota sedan.

A 24-year-old man was run over by the driver side tires, and a 35-year-old man was struck by the driver side fender.

Both men suffered head and body injuries. They were transported my ambulance to St. Barnabas Hospital. The 24-year-old was pronounced dead. The 35-year-old remains in critical condition.

The accident remains under investigation continues.

207th Street between Ninth Avenue and 10th Avenue was closed to traffic due to the active police investigation.

According to New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “In NYC we have a culture of jaywalker all the time.”,  says Mr. Ajlouny. Speed and Jaywalking just are a lethal combination.

In 2014, the first year in which Mayor Bill de Blasio implemented Vision Zero, a plan to reduce pedestrian deaths to zero, 138 pedestrians died in traffic accidents. That was down from a five-­year high of 182 deaths in 2013.  Read More: How Do We Protect New York City’s Pedestrians?

 

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.

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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

Critically injured teen after being struck by car in Brooklyn

A teenager was seriously injured after being struck by a car outside James Madison High School in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

The 17 year old, a student at the school, was struck by the car at around 12:10pm.

According to witnesses, the teen ran out into the street to catch the bus and when he was struck. He was thrown into the bus after he was hit.

The teen was taken to Kings County Hospital in critical condition.

The car that struck the victim remained at the scene. Police are investigating.

Williamsbridge multi vehicle crash

Bronx Car Accident

Multi Vehicle Crash E. 221st St. & Barnes Ave

A multicar crash in Williamsbridge has left at least one person injured this Friday morning April 3, 2015.

The car accident occurred on East 221st Street and Barnes Avenue.

Witnesses have reported that the black BMW was speeding and blew through a stop sign crashing into another vehicle.

According to New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny, “People speed.This is an ongoing threat to other drivers and pedestrians throughout New  York.”

An study by the NYPD compares 2014 up against 2013 numbers and a considerable increase in speeding summons. Overall, ticketing in those categories was up across the city: 89,868 tickets in 2013, compared to 100,172 in 2014.

Here are the top five speeding ticket precincts.

  • 94th Precinct (Greenpoint)
  • 61st Precinct (Sheepshead Bay)
  • 62nd Precinct (Bensonhurst)
  • 79th Precinct (Bed-Stuy)
  • 60th Precinct (Coney Island)
  • 83rd Precinct (Bushwick)
  • 67th Precinct (East Flatbush)
  • 88th Precinct (Clinton Hill/Fort Greene)
  • 84th Precinct (Brooklyn Heights)
  • 68th Precinct (Bay Ridge)

Top Brooklyn tickets

  • Cell phone – 43,920
  • Safety belt – 37,010
  • Disobey sign – 29,889
  • Tinted windows -28,815
  • Uninsured – 18,954
  • Brake lights – 9,981
  • Speeding – 2,873*

“My advice to drivers out there, Is to slow down! It’s as simple as that.  Why risk your life or others. This is not about the numbers.  This is about safety.”, says Paul Ajlouny,

New York City police are writing more tickets citywide for the most serious traffic violations, according to a new WNYC analysis of police ticketing data. Targeting dangerous driver behavior is central to Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths (pdf).

Sunset Park’s 72nd precinct had the biggest increase, where officers wrote almost 80% more tickets in January, February, and March 2014 over last year. Red Hook’s nearby 76th precinct, the 24th precinct, including the Upper West Side neighborhood had drops in ticketing; where three people were killed in January.

*A data note: The 121st precinct in Staten Island was formed in July 2013 with portion of the 120th and 122nd precincts. In order to compare 2013 and 2014 data, WNYC has combined the current 120th, 121st and 122nd precincts. [1]

Fatality, 4 injured, car jumps curb in the Bronx

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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.

Multi vehicle accident in Harlem injures 11 people

Serious Multiple Injury Accident in Harlem

11 people have been injured in a vehicle accident involving at least 3 cars in Harlem.

The accident happened this Friday evening around 7:30 on W. 125th Street and Lenox Avenue.

Seven people are listed in serious condition and four with minor injuries.

Patients were taken to St Luke’s Hospital and Lincoln Hospital.

Harlem Car Accident

11 injured in multi-vehicle accident in Harlem

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