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71 Million To Injured Passenger In 2012 Crash

Morgan Wang, a former Cornell student has won a $71 million verdict from a Manhattan jury Thursday. Morgan was a passenger in a vehicle crash on Aug. 20, 2012 that left her with a fractured back and spinal cord injury.

Her injuries left her with no feeling in her feat requiring that she use a leg brace.

Morgan Wang received a spinal injury resulting in paralysis of the legs.

Morgan Wang received a spinal injury resulting in paralysis of the legs.

The driver at the time, Cornell grad Neil Sexton, had fallen asleep at the wheel. He smashed right into a Chrysler minivan on State Route seventy nine, killing a passenger.

 Cornell University student Morgan Wang was nearly killed in a horrific car crash in 2012 wins 71Million verdict

Cornell University student Morgan Wang was nearly killed in a horrific car crash in 2012 wins 71Million verdict.

Compensation Breakdown:

  • $5 million for past pain and suffering
  • $6 million for future pain and suffering
  • $60 million for medical care

The accident changed the course of Wang’s life. She was unable to finish school. According to Morgan Wang’s lawyer, Cornell’s hilly landscape made it difficult for Morgan to navigate in a wheelchair.

Morgan’s life has gone from being an active you women to rehabilitation and pain management.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, 60% of adults in the U.S. have driven while drowsy one-third of people have actually fallen asleep at the wheel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conservatively estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This results in an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. These figures may be the tip of the iceberg, since currently it is difficult to attribute crashes to sleepiness. Read More

Drowsy driving crashes can result in high personal and economic costs.

  • Several drowsy driving incidents have resulted in jail sentences for the driver.
  • Multi-million dollar settlements have been awarded to families of crash victims as a result of lawsuits filed against individuals as well as businesses whose employees were involved in drowsy driving crashes.

New York car accident lawyer shares insight on drowsy driving, “Driving while sleep-deprived as seen in the above accident can be very dangerous. If the driver falls asleep at the wheel, accidents, even fatal accidents can happen. Vehicles can drift out their lane causing head-on collisions. Accidents like this take lives, change lives, forever.” said Mr. Ajlouny.

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Pedestrian Killed Struck By SUV In Queens

A 50-year-old man was killed after being struck by a SUV in Queens Sunday morning, August 14th according to NYPD.

The pedestrian was crossing Springfield Blvd around 7:20 a.m. A 53-year-old driver in a 2014 Kia Sorento crashed into him while driving eastbound on Murdock Avenue and turning left onto Springfield. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police as they investigate the fatal crash.

Emergency responders found the man unconscious and with severe injuries. He was transported to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Springfield Boulevard is a major north/south roadway that runs through the eastern section of Queens, New York. It is 7.8 miles long and goes from Northern Boulevard in Bayside, to 147th Avenue in Springfield Gardens. Wikipedia

  • Two pedestrians struck when an out-of-control car smashed into the side of a Queens restaurant. Tuesday, December 01, 2015 Springfield Avenue and Hempstead Avenue, Queens, NY
  • Queens passenger, 21, dies after SUV driver hits stopped, parked cars in Queens. Monday, August 10, 2015 South Conduit Ave. in Springfield Gardens

 

 

 

Stop driving these Hondas right now

**Stop driving these Hondas right now, says regulator**

Honda Airbag Info Recall

Don’t take the risk. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR CAR THIS HOLIDAY.

10 deaths related. This is serious New York.

The models identified by NHTSA include: 2001-2002 Honda Civic, 2001-2002 Honda Accord, 2002-2003 Acura TL, 2002 Honda CR-V, 2002 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura CL, 2003 Honda Pilot.

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Takata Settles Airbag Suit, Averting Testimony by Its Chief

The airbag maker Takata has settled a lawsuit involving the injury and eventual death of a woman whose car crashed in 2014.

Takata, whose airbags has been linked to at least 14 other deaths and more than 100 injuries.

Takata’s airbags can rupture when they deploy in a crash, shooting metal fragments toward the driver or passengers. The defect has prompted 14 automakers to recall more than 60 million vehicles in the United States and millions more overseas.

Ms. Mincey was paralyzed from the neck down after the Takata airbag in her 2001 Honda Civic forcefully inflated after a collision on June 15, 2014. The airbag was among those recalled by Honda less than a week later.

Ms. Mincey alleged in her lawsuit, filed the following year, that Takata had knowingly designed and manufactured airbags that were defective and dangerous. She died in April at the age of 77 from complications from her quadriplegia.

“The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties,” Robert Rendine, a Takata spokesman, said on Friday.

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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Rego Park Queens Casino Bus Accident

What a way to start a Monday with a casino bus crash that injures 12 in Rego,Park, Queens.

A Resorts World Casino New York City bus crashed into a building while trying to avoid a vehicle making a sharp turn in Queens Monday afternoon, critically injuring the bus driver and hurting several other people, according to NYPD.

The casino bus driver was traveling north on Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park, NY,when another vehicle made a sharp turn in front of him at 63rd Avenue. The bus driver in an attempt to avoid hitting the vehicle, made a sharp right turn and struck the corner of the building at 62-87 Woodhaven Blvd., smashing through the building.

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Officials hold news briefing on the casino bus accident in Queens. 12 injured

Deadly Accident Outside Barclays Center

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN OUTSIDE BARCLAYS CENTER–
A cyclist was killed and three others injured in a crash this early Monday morning outside the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

According to Authorities, an SUV heading northbound on Flatbush Avenue crossed the double yellow line, went into the southbound lane, and struck a bicyclist.

The SUV then struck another vehicle. The bicyclist, a man in his 30s, was killed on impact.

Three others injured in the accident were transported to New York Methodist Hospital.

The impact of this gruesome accident spread shattered glass, car parts and smashed vehicles stretching for  five blocks.

A witness of the accident saw the driver of SUV hit a Toyota Camry that stopped at a red light at Dean Street and Fourth Avenue. Slammed right into it without breaking.

After rear ending the Camry, witnesses say the driver backed up, went around the Camry then drove into oncoming traffic at a high speed where he then hit the bicyclist near Atlantic Avenue.

The scene was just so tragic. The driver kept on going with the man on his hood, striking a black car before crashing again on Flatbush. Bicycle parts could still be seen stuck in the wheel.

Several people were taken to nearby hospitals, including the driver of the Toyota Camry and an Uber driver who had three passengers in his vehicle.

Cyclist killed in gruesome, bike-shattering accident outside Barclays Center

Cyclist Killed After Bike Shattered in Gruesome SUV Crash Near Barclays

Paul Ajlouny, New York personal injury lawyer, weighs in on this tragic fatal crash. “this was no accident, this was a total disregard for human life. The fact that a vehicle was rear ended and the driver of the SUV continued on to hit the cyclist — criminal. It will not be surprising to learn that this driver was in some way impaired. As the picture shows below, snapped by a witness at the scene, this was no accident, this is a crime scxene.” Says, Mr. Ajlouny.

“From the eyewitness events that took place, once the driver of the SUV hit the car on Dean street, he panicked and tried to make a run for it, running the red light and then hitting the cyclist. The sick thing is there was not one rational thought in this crazed SUV drivers mind. He continued on with the cyclist on the hood of his vehicle, hit another vehicle and then crashed into the intersection on Atlantic and fourth.” Comments, Mr. Ajlouny

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Remnant of bicycle in SUV front wheel, Atlantic Ave & Flatbush.

Fiery crash kills 3 on Southern State Parkway in Bay Shore NY

BAY SHORE, NY —

A mothers worst nightmare to lose her 2 children and husband in a fiery car accident on Long Island. 35-year-old Lucnie Bouaz-Ostane is understandably devastated by the tragic loss of her family in such a horrific accident.

The Father and two children from Queens was trapped in their Toyota as it burst into flames along Exit 41 on the Southern State Parkway in Bay Shore early Sunday morning.

Reports indicate that the family was rear ended by a BMW. According to the wife, the husband, 37-year-old Ancio Ostane pulled over, and she was able to get out, but no one else did.
Seconds later, the car burst into flames with her family trapped inside.

As the horrifying events took place, authorities report that the the driver of the BMW, 24-year-old Oniel Sharpe tried to flee the scene, but was eventually arrested and charged with drunk driving, and trying to leave the scene of an accident.

The husband and father killed in this accident was a math professor.  Their children, 8-year-old Andy and Baby Sephora was only four. Lucnie, wife and mother, had to horrifically witness had to heart wretchedly witness the death of her children and husband.

Prayers and Strength To Lucnie Bouaz-Ostane and surviving family members.

Bayshore, NY Crash

Man, 2 kids killed in 2-car crash on Long Island roadway.

 

Pedestrians injured in Brooklyn crash

EMS reports two pedestrians were struck during a multicar crash Wednesday morning in East New York.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Cozine and Pennsylvania avenues just before 10:30 a.m. Witnesses say a woman in a gray Toyota Corolla was making a left turn on Pennsylvania Avenue when she tried to avoid a pedestrian crossing the street.

Pedestrian Struck

Breaking News East New York: Pedestrians struck: 21st and Pennsylvania Ave NW.

One of the pedestrians remains in critical condition at Brookdale Hospital after being struck by an out-of-control car in Brooklyn this Wednesday morning. Reports are indicating she suffered serious head injury and may not survive.

Witness reports indicate that a 29-year-old woman driving a Toyota sedan southbound on Pennsylvania Avenue made a left turn onto Cosine, lost control of the car, and drove onto the sidewalk and struck the victims.
She first slammed into a livery cab as well as into a 59-year old man.

The other pedestrian, male, sustained lacerations to the face and is reported in stable condition.

The vehicle remained on the scene, and the investigation is ongoing.

Other people in the vehicles were also being treated.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Multiple Car Crash Washington Heights

Running lights can be deadly as seen in this mornings. A driver running lights while southbound on Amsterdam Avenue crashed in Washington Heights, killing a passenger.

The driver collided with a car westbound on West 157th Street just before 5 a.m.

The passenger in the southbound car was killed. The driver is hospitalized.

The crash is till under under investigation.

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Woman, 41, killed in multi-vehicle crash in Washington Heights

Running Red Lights

New Yorkers will always try to beat the light, “cutting it close”. Poor judgment and speed can be deadly. “Running red lights”, according to car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny,  are a blatant disregard for the law and for other drivers. Running a red light is dangerous. The likely-hood of a crash is inevitable. Most collisions in New York that are caused by red light running ending up in T-bone collisions. ” Says, Paul Ajlouny.

 

Bronx 4 Car Crash

1 man killed and six others were injured in a four car accident in the Bronx early Sunday morning, according to NYPD.

Reports indicates a 54-year-old man, William Hay, was speeding near West 228th Street and Marble Hill Avenue, when he tried to drive between a car stopped at a red light and another parked vehicle around 4:30 a.m. Sunday.

Mr. Hay hit both cars, causing a collision with another car.

Hay was pronounced dead at the scene. Six others were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Bronx Crash

1 killed in Bronx multi-car accident; others hurt.

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