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Repeat drunk driver leaves New York man dead in crash

The surviving family of a 19-year-old man killed in a car accident in Syracuse, New York, has learned that the driver of the other vehicle was a repeat drunk driving offender. Syracuse police reported that the 38-year-old male driver of the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado that hit the young man's car was under the influence at the time of the accident on Hiawatha Boulevard West.

A year earlier, records show that the same man had been charged with a felony DWI and driving with a 0.08 blood alcohol count. He now faces new charges that include first-degree vehicular manslaughter and first-degree vehicular assault.

Distracted driving facts

Distracted driver are at fault for a lot of the fatal and nonfatal crashes that take place each year in New York and around the country. Statistics reveal that every day, an average of nearly 10 people die in the United States after being involved in a distracted driving accident. Well more than 1,000 people are also injured in these kinds of accidents on an average daily basis.

Distracted driving is the act of driving while performing another activity that requires a fair amount of attention. Examples include driving while eating, texting or talking on a cellphone. While performing a secondary activity, a driver may become visually, manually or cognitively distracted. Texting while driving, an act that is subject to penalties in New York, is one of the most dangerous forms of distraction because it distracts a driver in all three ways.

Young man dies beneath car of unlicensed New York driver

A 27-year-old golf instructor at the Plainfield Country Club died Saturday night in New York City around 7:45 p.m. Police reported that he was hit by a Mercedes SUV after entering the intersection of East 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue on foot. Also in his company was a 30-year-old woman.

The accident resulted in the pair becoming lodged beneath the vehicle. After they were transported to an area hospital, the death of the man was made official. The hospital indicated that the injured woman was in stable condition. The 45-year-old male driver of the Mercedes received a ticket for operating a vehicle without a license. The police investigation of the accident continues.

New York wrong-way crash kills 1

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a wrong-way crash in Sullivan County on Dec. 28. At the time of reporting, police were investigating the accident to determine factors that may have caused the crash.

The New York State Police reported that the wrong-way fatal auto accident happened on State Route 17 in the town of Mamakating about a quarter mile east of exit 113. A Hyundai Sonata, driven by a 24-year-old Montgomery man, was traveling east on the westbound lane of State Route 17 when it collided head-on with a 2006 Volkswagen driven by a 24-year-old Vestal man.

Elderly man killed by New York bus

A 78-year-old man was killed after being struck by a New York City bus while attempting to cross the street. The accident occurred at about 6 p.m. on Dec. 23 in the East Flatbush area. According to police, the bus was attempting a turn from Farragut Road onto New York Avenue when it struck the woman. The 57-year-old man driving the bus was arrested and charged with a failure to yield. Reports indicate that he was being held out of service during the investigation.

A failure to yield is a misdemeanor offense under New York City's Vision Zero legislation. A conviction will result in a minor fine and up to 15 days of jail time.

3 deaths tied to New York car accident.

Authorities released the names of three people who died in a car accident at the Phelps intersection of Bostwick Road and Route 14. The incident occurred on Dec. 16 and hospitalized another individual with injuries.

According to officials, a 71-year-old man drove through a posted stop sign and hit an SUV, which in turn caromed through the intersection and struck another vehicle. Officials pronounced three of the individuals involved in the intersection crash dead at the site, a 77-year-old man, a 51-year old man and the 71-year-old driver who purportedly drove through the posted stop sign.

Critically injured New York driver charged in head-on crash

Authorities have identified the female driver who they say caused a head-on collision on Route 370 in Lysander. The 30-year-old Baldwinsville woman was critically injured in the crash, and she was hospitalized at Upstate University Hospital in intensive care after being extricated from the wreckage. Sheriff deputies say she was driving drunk at the time, and they have charged her with DWI, driving without a license and failing to stay in her lane.

According to Onondaga County sheriff deputies, the accident happened on the evening of Dec. 8 on Route 370. Deputies say the woman was traveling north in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala when she crossed into southbound traffic and crashed head-on into a 2014 Dodge Caravan. The 49-year-old female driver of that vehicle received treatment for injuries she suffered in the crash at Upstate University Hospital. Her male passenger was hospitalized and is in stable condition.

Pedestrian accident in New York kills 1, injures 1

Two pedestrians were walking in Argyle on Dec. 1 when a vehicle struck them on Route 197. One woman was killed in the accident that occurred around 7:16 p.m.

The two women were reportedly traveling on the shoulder of the roadway. They were facing oncoming traffic from the north while walking south, which is what is recommended by safety experts. A 58-year-old man traveling south in a Buick sedan then moved out of his lane while passing a vehicle that was in a passing zone located to the south of Saunders Transmission. The sedan struck the two women from behind.

No survivors in wrong-way collision

Two New York women died in a head-on crash in the evening on Nov. 23. Although there were no reported witnesses, Suffolk County Police suspect that the incident was the result of drunken driving.

A woman from Islip, 70, was driving her 2012 Kia Forte southeast along Route 109 at approximately 11 p.m. A 46-year-old woman driving a 1991 Buick Regal was traveling in the wrong lane, and the two collided in the vicinity of the exit to Route 110. Emergency responders took both women to the Nassau University Medical Center in the city of East Meadow. According to the police, the Levittown woman smelled strongly of alcohol, and several beer bottles were found inside the Buick, leading investigators to believe that she had been driving drunk.

Hit-and-run driver kills teenage pedestrian

The New York Police Department confirmed that a driver received criminal charges after a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Nov. 20. The accident resulted in the death of a teenager from the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn. The driver, who is also a Kensington resident, was charged for felony leaving the scene of an accident causing serious injury.

The fatal car accident happened at approximately 5 p.m. while the victim was attempting to walk across East 7th Street near Caton Avenue. When a 78-year-old woman turned left onto East 7th Street, she struck the teenage pedestrian with her Chevy Impala. The woman then reportedly left the scene of the accident in her vehicle without stopping.

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