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GoFundMe For Moms, of Devastating Brooklyn Crash

A GoFundMe For Ruthie Ann Miles Account have been set up for Ruthie Ann Miles who is in critical condition, who lost her daughter Abigal, in the devastating crash in Brooklyn on Monday the 5th, 2018.

“Our dear friend Ruthie Ann Miles encountered tragedy on March 5, 2018, when a reckless driver ran a red light in Brooklyn, striking four people, including Ruthie and her sweet four-year-old daughter, Abigail. Ruthie, who is pregnant, is injured and in critical condition, and, very sadly, Abigail passed away. This GoFundMe has been set up as a centralized point to accept donations. These contributions will go to Ruthie and her family. Ruthie is beloved by her many friends and colleagues in the Broadway and touring communities. She is always kind and always has a smile. It is our honor to help her in this difficult time.”

With thanks, Jack Stephens Company Manager

 Ruthie Ann Miles GoFundMe

Ruthie Ann Miles GoFundMe

Friends have set up a page to support Lew and her family after the loss of their son. A 46-year-old man was also hit by the car and brought to the hospital in stable condition.

Many have asked if there is a way to help the other family. GoFundMe For Lew Family

The Lew Family encountered an unthinkable tragedy on March 5, 2018, when a reckless driver ran a red light in Brooklyn, striking four people. Their sweet son Joshua has passed away due to his injuries.

The Lew Family encountered an unthinkable tragedy on March 5, 2018, when a reckless driver ran a red light in Brooklyn, striking four people. Their sweet son Joshua has passed away due to his injuries.

Brooklyn crash 2 children dead

Fatal crash in Brooklyn, 2 children dead, Happening Now!

Brooklyn: 9 St & 5th Ave, 2 children dead & multiple others injured driver in shock. NYPD Highway CIS Investigating. Heart breaking for the families involved in today’s crash. This horrific accident happened at a well known intersection in Brooklyn.

Child among 2 struck by vehicle, critically injured in Park Slope, FDNY confirms

Child among 2 struck by vehicle, critically injured in Park Slope, FDNY confirms

Past dangerous intersection accidents:

Critically-Injured Cyclist Caused High-Speed Park Slope Collision

A 20-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by a driver while riding a bike in Park Slope last night. Though a witness said the driver was speeding, police blamed the victim for the crash.

Another one from 2013. Don’t let anyone tell you today’s crash couldn’t have been prevented.

Joggers Dodge Van Seconds Before It Smashes Into Park Slope Deli 

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A wild crash in Brooklyn was caught on camera Wednesday. Two joggers were nearly run over just before a van plowed into a store.

“My office is closely monitoring the situation involving a pregnant mother and her two young children who were involved in a horrific incident with a speeding driver at Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in ParkSlope. I send my deepest condolences to the victims’ family.” Eric Adams, Borough President of Brooklyn

“The intersection of 9th Street and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn, scene of today’s deadly crash, should have been completely redesigned after this 2016 fatality. Someone at NYC DOT is not prioritizing projects well, and children are dead today.

“The fatal devastating scene on 5th Avenue & 9th street in Brooklyn today is just a reminder that someone is killed in a car crash in NYC statistically every 36 hrs. The precious loss of life is a reminder to our city that pedestrian safety is still an issue.” Paul Ajlouny, New York Car Accident Lawyer.

 

crazy woman slams mom/2 kids in crosswalk 9th & 5th Ave. – 2 kids DOA horror scene, driver in shock, taken 2 vehicle ended w/ parked cars, & in shock, cops angry – ‘I just thought of own kids. Children struck by driver in Brooklyn.

Harlem Fatal Collision

A 33 year old woman she plowed into the back of a milk truck in Harlem, killing her passenger early Tuesday according to NYPD.

The women suspected of DUI rear-ended the milk delivery truck double-parked outside a deli on Frederick Douglass Blvd. near W. 129th St. at 4:40 a.m. After hitting the truck, the woman’s Mercedes Benz crossed over into oncoming traffic and slammed into a tree.

When first responders arrived, they found the driver with cuts on her head. Her passenger, identified as 33-year-old Angel Campana, suffered a massive head injury. Both were rushed to Harlem Hospital, where Campana died.

 A woman was arrested early Tuesday after she plowed into the back of a milk truck in Harlem, killing her passenger, cops said.  The 33-year-old driver rear-ended the delivery truck while it was double-parked outside a deli on Frederick Douglass Blvd. near W. 129th St. at 4:40 a.m., police said.  After she hit the truck, the woman’s Mercedes Benz crossed over into oncoming traffic and slammed into a tree, cops said.  When first responders arrived, they found the driver with cuts on her head. Her passenger, 33-year-old Angel Campana, suffered a massive head injury.  Both were rushed to Harlem Hospital, where Campana died.

The female driver taken to Harlem Hospital is now in custody for DUI.

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In New York, 28 percent, or 311, of the driving-related fatalities last year were influenced by alcohol, according to the federal report. The was virtually unchanged from the 312 alcohol-related traffic deaths in 2014.

In every State, it’s illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, yet one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 50 minutes in the United States in 2016.

“Another fatal early morning crash has taken the life of an innocent passenger.” said Paul Ajlouny, New York Car Crash Attorney. “No matter how many stories, messages, movements are out there — here we see another person getting behind the wheel and driving drunk. It’s seems to be not as simple as don’t drink and drive; someone is dead.” says Mr. Ajlouny.


Resources:

http://harlemworldmag.com/driver-custody-fatal-harlem-crash/
http://qns.com/story/2018/02/27/jackson-heights-man-dies-injuries-car-crashes-double-parked-delivery-truck/
https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/new-york/2016/08/31/ny-traffic-deaths-up-77/89672522/
https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving

Deadly streets for cyclists in New York

Bicyclist in the last week have been hit and killed on the streets of New York.

Three bicyclists were struck by a van during the NYC Century Bike Tour on Sunday morning, critically injuring one of them, police said. The alleged driver of the van, 39-year-old Abel Pina of Brooklyn, was arrested on charges of vehicular assault, driving without a license and driving while impaired.

EAST FLATBUSH — A 35 year old cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when he appeared to ride into a busy intersection ( at Utica Ave. and Empire Blvd. in Crown Heights) and get struck by livery cab driver Thursday morning, according to police and dramatic video of the incident.

A box truck fatally struck a cyclist on a LOWER MANHATTAN street corner Thursday afternoon, slamming into her while making a right turn, police said. The 38-year-old truck driver was headed east on Walker St. at about 5:45 p.m. when he turned right onto Broadway, striking Yan Jindee, 48, cops said.

A bicyclist was slammed by an MTA bus on Thursday afternoon — and is clinging to life in the hospital, officials said. The cyclist was riding on Kissena Boulevard near the intersection of Peck Avenue in FLUSHING at about 1 pm when the bike crossed over the center line and crashed into a Q17 bus that was headed in the opposite direction.

Twenty people died in New York City traffic in June, and 5,514 were injured, according to City Hall’s Vision Zero View crash data map.

  •  56 pedestrians and cyclists killed by city motorists through June
  • 6,915 injured
  • 11 motor vehicle occupants died in the city in June
  • 4,190 were injured MVA occupants

Five pedestrians and four cyclists were fatally struck by drivers.

Motorists killed two 80 year old men in June:

  • Jason Tseng
  • Michael Mamoukakis

City wide cyclist collisions:

  • 805 pedestrians
  • 519 cyclists

Of eight fatal crashes on New York streets, no motorists were known to have been charged for causing a death.

Chelsea cyclist Dan Hanegby swerved into the path of the charter bus driver who killed him, though video later revealed the driver sideswiped Hanegby while attempting to pass.

A charter bus driver killed cyclist Michael Mamoukakis. Both drivers were off-route, and both crashes occurred in the 10th Precinct, where bus companies commonly use streets where buses aren’t supposed to be. Though both Hanegby and Mamoukakis appeared to have the right of way, no charges were filed by NYPD or Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance in either case.

Cyclists Corbin Carr and Ronald Burke were killed within hours of one another in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Both victims ran red lights are said to have run red lights. Witnesses said Burke was struck from behind by a motorist traveling in the same direction, contradicting NYPD’s initial account of the crash. The driver who hit Burke fled the scene.

Daniel Nelson and Gabriel Garcia were killed while walking in Staten Island and the Bronx, respectively, by hit-and-run drivers who were not immediately caught or identified.

According to New York car accident attorney Paul Ajlouny, “Most drivers who strike people in NYC are not charged. Nearly half of motorists who kill a NYC pedestrian or cyclist do not receive so much as a citation for negligent driving.” says Mr. Ajlouny.

Cyclist struck in New York

Witness Account of Cyclist struck in New York

In the first seven months of both years, 11 cyclists throughout the city have been killed motor vehicle collisions. In total, 2016 saw 18 cyclist fatalities. A number of high-profile deaths have moved the cycling community to demand greater safety measures from the city.

When Cities Won’t Protect Bike Lanes, ‘Human Bollards’ Step Up

New York City’s signature green-painted bike lanes have spread nearly as fast as Duane Reades and Chase Banks, it seems. But many new lanes are unprotected by physical barriers, which help make safe rides for drivers and cyclists alike.

RESOURCES:

nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bicyclist-Struck-During-Brooklyn-Bike-Tour-Driver-in-Custody-NYPD-443575653.html

nypost.com/2017/09/11/woman-struck-by-car-in-midtown/

nypost.com/2017/09/07/cyclist-struck-by-mta-bus-in-flushing/

patch.com/new-york/gramercy-murray-hill/cars-have-killed-11-cyclists-so-far-year

citylab.com/transportation/2017/09/when-bike-lanes-are-protected-by-human-bollards/538674/?utm_source=SFTwitter?utm_source=twb

nyc.streetsblog.org/2017/08/01/nyc-drivers-injured-1324-pedestrians-and-cyclists-in-june-and-killed-nine/

Drunk NY detective involved in car crash

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.

Off Duty Drunk Detective involved in crash on Van Wyck Expressway, Queens

Off Duty Drunk Detective involved in crash on Van Wyck Expressway, Queens

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:

  • Off-duty cop killed, sergeant critically injured in Bronx crash – 27-year-old officer died in a horrifying late-night crash when a speeding car driven by a fellow cop careened into a tree stump, flipped upside down — and burst into a fireball.
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Updated: Thursday, February 2, 2017, 11:12 PM

  • Abad faces a 27-count indictment after the March 20, 2015 crash, where he allegedly crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer while driving home drunk from a Staten Island strip club. Abad, according to testimony, had been drinking with three other men from Linden. Two passengers in the car — fellow Linden officer Frank Viggiano and Linden resident Joseph Rodriguez, both 28 — were killed in the crash. A third Linden officer, Patrik Kudlac, then 23, was also in the car. Kudlac and Abad were both critically injured.

  • Driver killed, off-duty cop arrested in Sunrise Hwy. crash, police say. Robert Scheuerer, 24, an officer in the Third Precinct who was off-duty at the time of the crash, was charged with felony first-degree reckless endangerment, police said. He remained hospitalized Tuesday night with serious injuries and had not yet been arraigned, police said.

  • Off-Duty Officer Charged in Fatal Brooklyn Crash Is Fired. The accident occurred around 3 a.m. on Saturday, near Bedford Avenue and North Eighth Street. Mr. Batka’s Dodge Durango ran off the road and onto a sidewalk, striking Mr. Esquivel and his friends, all in their 20s, as they walked past a row of townhouses, the police and prosecutors said. Photos taken after the crash showed the S.U.V. almost entirely off the pavement. Mr. Batka refused a Breathalyzer test, the police said. He had been scheduled to begin another shift on Saturday at 7 a.m.

 

East Coast Ice-Related Crashes, Pileups

Icy roads are causing major mufti-car accidents through out New York. Several other car accidents are being reported in Brooklyn,The Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island as weather conditions have caused severe icing on many streets and walkways.

This last week an accident at Clove and Richmond occurred early morning., according to an FDNY spokesman said. About two hours later, several cars were still scattered up and down Clove Rd., with drivers standing in the rain near their wrecks. A portion of Clove Rd. remained closed to traffic as  worked to remove the vehicles. The accidents were blamed on icy roads for the pile-up.

According to the NYFD, the roads should have been salted throughout the borough, cars were slip, sliding all over the place — reeking havoc and one big mess and frustrating drivers!

“What do we pay our taxes for?” asked one of the drivers involved in the multiple car pileup. The city Sanitation Department said around 9 a.m. that salt spreaders are out across New York.

accidents were caused by icy road conditions

Car Crashes due to icy road conditions happening throughout the NYC metropolitan.

Queens crash two car fatal collision

Driver loses control speeding west on Beach Channel Drive and veers into another vehicle, slamming into the passenger’s side on Beach 127th St. in Belle Harbor.

A young man was killed and three others seriously were injured when two cars collided in the Rockaways Wednesday night.

A blue 2005 Nissan 350Z was speeding westbound on Beach Channel Drive in Belle Harbor when it lost control and veered into oncoming traffic at about 11:25 p.m., authorities said.

One dead and three others seriously injured in the accident.

That’s when a gray 2006 Kia Spectra 5 T-boned the Nissan’s passenger’s side near Beach 127th St., officials said.

NYFD had to use “the Jaws of Life” to rip both vehicles open and remove the injured passengers.

Queens Fatal Crash

Beach Channel Drive & Beach 127th St. U/D; 4 extricated, 1 in traumatic arrest. Hwy CIS requested.

Geovanni Balverdy, a passenger in the Nissan, was rushed to St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, but did not survive.

The Nissan’s driver, was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

The 29-year-old Kia driver and her passenger, 21, were both taken to Brookdale University Hospital and were listed in stable condition.

Paul Ajlouny,  New York car accident lawyer, offers his take on this accident. “Anytime Firefighters use ‘jaws of life’ to free trapped passengers, you know that the outcome will not always be good. Rescue workers that help car accident victims will use a hydraulic tool called the Jaws of Life to cut apart steel to free people trapped inside damaged cars after a bad crash.” says Mr.  Ajlouny.

The passenger’s side of the coupe was completely crush inwards from the force of the collision vehicle parts flying and scattering down the road, at least 50 feet away. Twisted metal and glass were scattered throughout the accident site.

Fatal Crash In Queens

Queens firefighters tear cars apart to reach crash survivors.

el_marie26 What a shame that you knew better and the rules of the road and your friend couldn’t… And, you just recently put this up…. Such a shame to lose a life not worth losing during a new year. You were so young and had your whole precious life to live. I didn’t personally know you or your family but I am too familiar to tragedies as such for many years now. May your family find it in their hearts to forgive and may God grant them the strength they need to heal and continue on in life in a positive light. May you rest in the sweetest of peace. I will pray for your family and friends.
Read more at http://websta.me/n/geovanni#srjHMKQlwxK36HbO.99
RIP Geovanni Balverdy

Stop and think; before you end up making making a decision that could end your whole life.

Vision Zero NY Plan For Safer Streets

 

Fifty-one people died in traffic fatalities in New York City between in the first three months of 2014, compared to 69 during that period in 2013, all accredited to New York’s Vision Zero reforms.

traffic accidents has dropped

51 people killed in traffic crashes from Jan.1-March 30, 2014

Neighborhood News

New York City car accident Lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, hears these tragic stories everyday his phone rings. “Building awareness in New York pedestrians and drivers is definitely the first step to lowering the fatality rate in NYC. ” Paul  strongly suggests.  “In NYC people jaywalk all the time.

Pedestrians ignore traffic laws, running out in the street with a look of defiance. They cross on a yellow, taking chances, when they know they don’t have time to get across the street before the light changes. They walk in the street alongside the cars.”

This year alone an NYPD cruiser on the upper east side seriously injured a pedestrian near Broadway and 78th street. A young girl in Brooklyn leaving church, was killed by a driver fleeing another accident. A 13 year old girl with down syndrome was killed in a hit-and-run-accident. At least 6 people were hurt when a truck crashed into a Bed-stuy Deli.

It’s obvious that many people ignore basic safety rules.  Police officers don’t enforce basic traffic expectations.  NYC commercial cars, trucks,taxis and buses,  break rules and speed limits all the time.  For so long no one has cared, until now!

In 2013 in new York City, close to 300 people were killed in vehicle accidents.

Ajlouny Injury Law, auto accident lawyers fight for the rights of  injured accident victims. If you or someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in a NYC traffic accident, contact our personal injury law firm today. We serve clients throughout Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens,NYC and Long Island.

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Put down those cell phones, don't drink and drive and reduce your speed.

Put down those cell phones, don’t drink and drive and reduce your speed.

Our Precious Children

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Ask A New York Child Accident Attorney: 718-233-3913

Parent’s every day worry about their children and their safety. Did you know New York that more children die every year from injuries sustained in a car accident than from any other cause.

No one wants to even think about such events taking place. However, building awareness and making sure we take the appropriate safety precautions can change the staggering child injury and fatality numbers that plague our city.

Children can be injured from dog bites, physician or hospital mistakes, car accidents, swimming pool accidents, defective toys and prescription drug errors. Each of these situations requires proof that someone was negligent and that that negligence was the cause of the child’s injuries.

Head injuries, damage to the chest and lungs, cuts, bruises, and fractures of the head are the common types of injuries children suffer when a injured in an accident.

Our children are fragile. To keep them safe we have to talk their ears off, make sure they where their seat belts, have them look both ways before crossing the street, have them where a bicycle helmet when riding their bikes.

If your child has recently been injured in an accident call New York Personal Injury Lawyers at Ajlouny Injury Law for FREE ADVICE. 718-233-3913.

Question

My child was taken to the emergency room what do i do next?

Answer

If the hospital released your child make sure that you follow-up with their pediatrician. Your child’s injuries need to be proven. An injured child’s parents are also entitled to compensation for the child’s medical expenses.

Contact the personal injury law firm of Ajlouny Injury Law if your child has been injured due to someone negligence. Call us toll-free at 1-800-535-5029 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation 24 hours a day or night.

 

Do I Need An Injury Lawyer?

*Question*

I was rear ended in an accident.  I injured my neck and back. I have not been to work due to my injuries. Do I need an attorney?

The insurance agencies say they are doing an investigation. The guy hit me going about 50 mph on the hwy. there wasn’t much damage to my vehicle, but I am in severe pain. Not to mention not working.

*Answer*

Yes, you need an attorney to represent you. The most important thing to remember is *NEVER* give the insurance company of the person who hit you, a release to get your medical records. Never give a release, no matter what they tell you. Do not participate in any recorded statements. Talk to no one — and if anyone calls you say these words… “speak to my attorney” and hang-up.

You can cooperate with your own insurance company. If you have NO FAULT coverage you will need to sign a release for your own insurance company. You may also participate in a recorded statement with your own insurance company.

Most importantly if you are injured you must seek the appropriate medical attention. The best thing to do is call a New York personal injury attorney directly for advice.  We are available to answer your questions 24 hours day or night.  Call now to speak to a New York injury attorney:  718-233-3913.

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