She was a 27-year old Harrison, NY social studies teacher, a volleyball coach and a dedicated Boston Red Sox fan. But a home heating oil truck struck her in a recent pedestrian accident just a few steps from her home in Murray Hill, Manhattan and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Did you know that car accidents cause more than 50% of all traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the U.S.? A TBI may result if the head is subjected to a jolt or blow from blunt trauma or from a penetrating object.
Road rage is blamed in the recent death of an off-duty New York City firefighter. The victim was involved in a minor car accident on the Belt Parkway near the Verrazzano Bridge. When he pulled over to the side of the road, the second driver allegedly attacked him, stuck him in the head with a heavy object and fled the scene. The 33-year old victim's death was ruled a homicide, with the cause of death determined to be blunt force trauma of the head.
It's party season, and whether you are planning a holiday party, a New Year's celebration or game day bash, you need to understand how New York social host liability laws might apply.
Hit and run accidents are on the rise everywhere and that includes New York too.
A recent study from the University of Chicago and Rice University reports that the rise of ride-sharing services has increased traffic deaths by 2-3% since 2011. The increase is equivalent to up to 1,100 fatalities each year.
The community of Amsterdam, New York has rallied around the families of the victims who died in last month's devastating limousine crash in Schoharie. Even before the last funeral for the 20 victims ended, friends and community members have worked to create fundraisers to help the children impacted by the crash.
Halloween is every child's favorite holiday. After all, when else can you dress up as your favorite character, get free candy and stay up late - even on a school night?