A 37-year-old New York man has been indicted on charges stemming from a drunk driving crash on Interstate 81 that injured 26 bus passengers in November 2014. He faces up to 25 years in prison.
The lengthy investigation of a 2014 three-vehicle accident has resulted in the arrest of a 25-year-old male on April 16. The investigation was conducted by the New York state police and assisted by the Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office, the Westchester County District Attorney's office and other area police departments. The accident resulted in one fatality and left two motorcycles in flames. The man arrested for causing the accident faces a number of charges following a grand jury indictment.
A new traffic investigatory report suggests that distracted driving is a far more serious issue amongst teen drivers than previously thought. Research suggest that distracted driving is a factor in 60 percent of mild to severe car accidents. That percentage is far higher than information from police reports would suggest. The evidence was obtained by analysis of the last 6 seconds of crash footage taken from in car vehicle event recorders.
On March 24, a Pennsylvania man was killed in a car crash on Route 62 in Kiantone. The accident happened at approximately 7:45 a.m. just south of Riverside Road, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.
A 36-year-old Long Island woman is facing drunk driving charges after she allegedly caused a fatal wrong-way crash on March 13. The accident happened just after midnight, according to Suffolk County police.
At approximately 5:50 a.m. on Mar. 2, a 42-year-old woman from California was putting her luggage in the trunk of a cab near Times Square when she was struck by another cab. The first cab was being driven by a 61-year-old veteran cab driver and was parked at a red light when the woman began loading her luggage in it. A second cab, driven by a 34-year-old rookie, slammed into her, pinning her between the two vehicles.
On Feb. 27, a New York Police Department detective was killed by a wrong-way driver in Greenburgh. Police say the man was a Detective 1st Grade who was assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau. At the time of the accident, the 46-year-old detective was off-duty.
Court officials in New York said that on Feb. 20, a Patchogue man pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with a fatal 2013 accident. Representatives from the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said that the man, now 48, drove after using drugs, resulting in a collision that killed one person and injured another.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York had a 58-year-old bus driver arrested under the requirements of administrative code 19-190 on Feb. 13. The city law makes injuring or killing a pedestrian or bicyclist a criminal misdemeanor.
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.