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Teen run over by fleeing driver Levittown

18-year-old Taranjit Parma from Long Island was run over and killed by another driver after she got out of her vehicle following a minor collision 5 minuites from home, authorities say.

Taranjit Parmar was driving a 2018 Jeep east on Hempstead Turnpike shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday when a red pickup truck trying to turn east near Gardiners Lane in Levittown hit her vehicle, police say.

Both drivers according to witnesses immediately pulled off the road after the accident. Parmar stepped out of her SUV. When she did, the pickup driver hit her with his truck and ran her over, leaving her to die in the street.

Parmar was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later with trauma to the head and chest area.

“I heard her saying, ‘Stop, stop, stop’ and she held onto his truck and he actually dragged her 25, 30 feet to there,” said Paul Signorile, Eyewitness.

Taranjit-Parmar

Nassau County Police seeking driver of red pickup who ran down and killed
Taranjit Parmar moments after this fender bender. 5PM yesterday on Hempstead Tpke in Levittown.

New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny weighs in on this horrific story. ” We see hit & runs all the time, and like most other hit in runs its just a matter of time before this person will either turn him or herself in,  or they are identified by someone who know something. This is a senseless tragedy, leaving grieving family members in sorrow.

There are reports that Taranjit Parmar was on the phone with her mother as this horrific tragedy happened. As a father myself the pain would be unbearable. Condolences to the Pamar family.

Any driver, when an accident causes injury or death, a driver who leaves the scene of an accident can be subject to serious criminal charges such as “felony hit and run. In this case, the driver who caused the death of this precious young women, there is no where to hide. Turn yourself in!” Say’s Mr. Ajliouny.

Detectives request anyone with information regarding the incident or who may have seen some or all of the accident to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.

 

Limo Accident Kills 4 Long Island, NY

What was supposed to be a happy birthday celebration among eight young women, ended in the tragic fatal loss of 4 of the women, in a horrific limo accident in Long Island over this last weekend.

Eight young women in their mid-twenties, rented a limo, to celebrating, a happy occasion , that ended in death.

Families, friends, and people across the country are mourning the Loss of 4 Young Lives. The victims, Brittney Schulman, 23, and Lauren Baruch, 24, both of Smithtown, Amy Grabina, 23, of Commack and Stephanie Belli, 23, of Kings Park died in the crash near Vineyard Route 48 in Cutchogue, according to authorities.

Limo Crash Long Island

Driver pleads not guilty after hen party limo crash which killed four bridesmaids.

The injured surviving women in the limo were Olga Lipets of Brooklyn, Joelle Dimonte, 25, of Elwood, Melissa Crai, 23, of Scarsdale and Alicia Arundel, 24, of Setauket, officials said.

Their driver of the limo , 58-year-old Carlos Pino of Bethpage, employed by Ultimate Class Limousine, was allegedly making an illegal U turn at the time of the crash, was hospitalized as well.

Meanwhile, the accused drunken driver whose truck struck the limo was ordered held on $500,000 bail.

Steve Romeo, 55, the accused drunk driver was charged with a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated in the T-bone collision late Saturday afternoon.

Town office flags flew half-staff to honor the four women killed in the Cutchogue limo crash

Pickup driver who ran into limo, killing 4 women, drank beer before crash.

Reports indicate that Romeo tried to flee the crash scene on foot by jumping an embankment, while being pursued by police and ultimately captured.

Remeo was arraigned in his hospital bed at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport.

The women in the limo had hired the limo so they could the could all drink responsibly while visiting Long Island Vineyards in North Fork.

The limo was struck broadside, and nearly split in half, when a Steve Romeo’s red pick-up truck struck the limo on Route 48 on Saturday around 5:15.

New York car accident attorney, Paul Ajlouny weighs in on this devastating limo accident.  “These young women did something that many people around the country do, they went wine tasting.  They hired a limo so as not to drive themselves while drinking, they did the right thing.” States Mr. Ajlouny.

“Sadly, we all can’t stop living our lives. No one is safe when there’s a drunk driver on the road. Romeo’s reckless, dangerous act of driving under the influence, took the precious lives of these beautiful young women. When will it stop! Our prayers go out to the victims, their families and friends left behind to grieve this heart-wrenching loss. To experience the loss of a loved one so young is a nightmare no parent should have to endure.” says Mr. Ajlouny.

Drunk Driving Statistics In New York

Drunk driving fatalities (.08 BAC or higher): 364 representing 30.4% of all total traffic deaths, a 7.1% increase from last year.

Alcohol related crash injuries (.01 BAC or higher): 6,019

Alcohol related crashes (.01 BAC or higher): 8,368

Source: Mothers Against Drunk Driving

UPDATE

The driver of the truck that t-boned a limousine, killing four young women celebrating a birthday, was arraigned from his hospital bed on a charge of driving while intoxicated, according to authorities. Steven Romeo, 58, of Bethpage, was arraigned at Eastern Long Island Hospital and ordered held on $1 million bond, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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.

 

In the last 48 hours New York Crashes

 

Drunk motorist crashes car into Long Island living room

An intoxicated dr served out of driver loses control of his vehicle and crashes right into a residents Long Island living room early Saturday morning. Gerard Tegins, 20, runs a stop sign at 2:30 a.m. heading southbound on Harrison and Parkside avenues in the Miller Place section of Suffolk County, according to authorities.

Then the 20 year old driver then crosses several front lawns on the block before crashing into a house at 352 Parkside Avenue. He was rushed to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson and treated for minor injuries, cops said.

“A Little Advice, Drinking and Driving Kills.” Say’s Paul Ajlouny, New York Car Accident Lawyer, “30 people in the US die in motor vehicle crashes that involve drunk drivers.

Statistically averaging out to one death every 51 minutes. So as life saving as this message has been, we still see drunk driving — Just NOT OK. Make a personal vow to drive sober but also STOP anyone under the influence from drinking and driving. Tackle the, take their keys away,answer that call when they are calling for a ride, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!”

Deadly Crash In The Bronx

According to NYPD an early morning car crash on Eastchester av. in the Bronx leaves 1 dead and 3 others seriously injured. Saturday, April 18 2015.

Deadly crash in Bronx

The deadly Crash happened at 222nd Street and Eastchester Road at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

A 43-year-old man was killed early Saturday when his BMW was T-boned in the Bronx and sent hurtling into a pole, officials said. Alvin Fuster was traveling at a high rate of speed on E. 222nd St. near Eastchester Rd. in Baychester at 2 a.m. when he was struck by a Dodge Avenger, police said. The force of the horrifying impact sent the BMW off the street and into a utility pole.

“Just this last week there was another devastating, deadly crash that killed two  people on the Grand Central Pkwy service road due to high speed. These deadly high speed accidents should send a clear message to drivers, yet people continue to use New York city streets as if they are Nascar drivers. A bit of advice, “slow down!”, says New York car accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny.

Dozens, including 23 children, hospitalized after truck and school bus collide in Queens Village.

23 children were taken to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park for observation when a truck that was hit by a school bus crashed into a fruit stand on Hillside Avenue and Hollis Court Boulevard in Queens Village on Friday, April 17, 2015, according to NYPD. Three people were also taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center.

Truck Vs. School Bus

School bus Vs truck crash, truck propels into Queens Village grocery store New Giant Farm.

2 people hospitalized in rollover crash after suspected car chase

Two people were hospitalized after a car rolled over at the end of a suspected high-speed pursuit. According to witnesses, a driver in a Lincoln MKZ tried to out run pursuing police. The car hit the median, then a taxi and ultimately flipped.

The rollover happened near I.S. 313 Diana Sands School in the Bronx. EMT says the two people injured in the crash were taken to Saint Barnabas Hospital. The two hurt people were the driver of the Lincoln and the driver of the cab.

Police Car Chase Accident

2 hospitalized in rollover after suspected car chase (4/17/15)

Car slams in church in Baldwin, NY

BALDWIN, L.I. NY

A car slammed into at the Second Baptist Church on Grand Avenue in Baldwin, Long Island early Sunday morning around 4 a.m.

Car Crashes Into Church

Car slams through wall of church in Baldwin, Long Island.

A 2008 Infiniti G35 color blue was traveling southbound on Grand Avenue, when the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree, a fence and ended up striking the church.

The car was speeding and went airborne before the crash, police said.

The car had to be extricated from the building. Three people were in the car and had fled the scene. One was apprehended by the police.

No one was inside the church at the time.

Taxi Crash Kills Passenger In Holtsville, NY

Taxi Crashes, Overturns, Ejecting Passenger

Reports indicate that a passenger riding in a taxi was killed in an auto accident in Holtsville, NY., Long Island.

The taxi was traveling on Nicolls Road in Holtsville just before noon Sunday when it collided with another vehicle and overturned, ejecting the passenger.

The man was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The taxi driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Cause of the accident is still undetermined.

passenger ejected in the crash

Taxicab overturned on Nicolls Road near Portion Road in Holtsville, NY

According to New York taxi accident lawyer, Paul Ajlouny, “Driver and passenger deaths have risen over last years numbers, from 39 in 2013 to 42 in 2014. Any number of factors could of contributed to this tragic fatal accident; weather, speed, distraction.” said Mr. Ajlouny.

As taxi operators, we have an obligation, not only to ensure the safe transportation of our passengers, but to ensure the safety of our drivers as well as all vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians with whom our taxis co-exist,” said Ron Sherman, president of the the Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade—a major taxi fleet organization , in a statement.

Long Island women killed waiting for tow truck

BREAKING NEWS OUT OF BAY SHORE, N.Y. Jessica Ortiz a 21 year old college student thought she was playing it safe by waiting for a tow truck in her car, but where she parked ended up making the difference between life and death.

Sadly, Ortiz’s life was cut short when she was killed in a tragic accident in Bay Shore, Long Island Wednesday afternoon while sitting in her parked car waiting, she thought safely, for a tow truck.

She was pulled over on the shoulder of the Sunrise Highway for a flat tire.

“As the tow truck operator began to assist her, the second vehicle swerved out of the lane of traffic onto the shoulder, hitting Ms. Ortiz’s vehicle and forcing that vehicle into the tow truck,” said Suffolk County police Detective Lt. Edward Reilly.

The 51-year-old man driving the Chevrolet Caprice that slammed into Ortiz’s vehicle was critically injured, but survived.

Ortiz was parked on the shoulder right before the mouth of an on-ramp. She had three busy lanes of the Sunrise Highway on her left, and the on-ramp and two service road lanes on her right.

She chose to stay in her car to wait for help to arrive.

Woman Was Waiting In Car For Tow Truck When She Was Struck, Killed On L.I.

New York Personal Injury Attorney, Paul Ajlouny,  suggests “even though every situation is different, the safest place to be is off the road.  In this devastating tragedy there was no predicting the fatal result.” Mr. Ajlouny goes on to explain, ” Each year, people are killed on the shoulder of interstates.   Approximately 12% of all interstate highway deaths are pedestrians in the roadway or on the shoulder.” continues Mr. Ajlouny.

“The safest thing, in my opinion, is to get out of your vehicle, and stay about  60 feet to the rear of the vehicle — off the shoulder guard rail — so that oncoming traffic can see you. According to reports, Ms. Ortiz was, literally stuck in the middle of lanes of traffic, she did the right thing staying in her car,  unfortunately no one could of ever imagined the tragedy that would take place due to driver distraction.” Mr. Ajlouny said.

Condolences go out to Ms. Ortiz’s family and friends.

How To Calculate Personal Injury Compensation

Personal Injury

I thought I would take a moment in helping people understand how personal injury compensation is determined in an accident/injury claim. Each day we wake up and go about our routines.

We go to school or work with no huge expectations.  Never once do we consider we may be injured due to a car accident, slip and fall, explosion dog bite, or any other type of personal injury.

However accident do happen unexpectedly.

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*New York Accidents*

Personal injury accidents in New York for instance as seen in the last week have been fatal and devastating.

  • A young women is hit crossing the street in and is thrown so hard that she is hit by yet another cab.  Who would ever even imagine such a tragic .
  • 4 students go down a dead end street just to have their car overturned submerging them in water, and killing them.
  • A 12-year-old boy is killed after being hit by a car while retrieving a ball. A man is buried under thousands of pounds of steel in a work related accident. All this in just a weeks time.

*The Formula To Calculate Personal Injury*

*Initial calculation*

Sum of medical bills x time away from work
+ Lost income
= Damages

Any person injured in an accident not their fault, is usually covered by the other persons liability insurance company.

Factors to consider when calculating compensation:

  •     medical expenses and long or short term care
  •     lost income / time away from work
  •     pain and suffering
  •     permanent disability or disfigurement
  •     losses due to support of family
  •     social losses
  •     time away from school
  •     emotional distress

*Time To Hire A Personal Injury Attorney New York*

You shouldn’t have to try to calculate personal injury compensation.  The right New York personal injury attorney understands the law in NYS and what is ans is not allowable. Serious injuries are calculated differently and require negotiations between your attorney and the paying insurance company.

Because there’s so much to lose in serious injury cases, it’s in your best interest to consult with an attorney before deciding to represent yourself.

*Conclusion*

Catastrophic injury claims, i.e,  malpractice, state or local gov. cases require a skilled attorney. There is no room for error.  Errors in a personal injury case can cause a judge to dismiss your case causing you to lose compensation dollars.

You need an advocate on your side that will increase your chances of receiving the personal injury settlement you deserve.

Take no chances, ask for help call  1-800-535-5029 to speak to a New York personal injury lawyer today!

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School bus collides with jeep on LI

LI bus accident

Central Islip bus, SUV Crash (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

The good news is that none of the occupants of the bus were injured. In Central Islip, NY a mini school bus carrying two developmentally disabled children collided with an apparently drunk man in a jeep on Long Island Wednesday morning.

The bus and car crashed just after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Connetquot Avenue and Ridge Avenue in Central Islip, and both vehicles caught fire.

Neither of the students, who were reportedly in wheelchairs, was hurt. Two bus aides and a driver were also uninjured.

The students were taken off the bus and taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Police say the driver of the jeep crossed a yellow line and struck the bus.

The driver was charged for driving while intoxicated and drugs.

School Bus Accident Long Island, NY

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