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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

13-Year-Old Hit and Killed While Riding Bike on Long Island

A 13-year-old boy was killed in an accident in Levittown the evening of Sunday, June 30, when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bike. Police said the boy was riding in front of a shopping center on Hempstead Turnpike when he was struck by a 1998 Toyota Camry. The driver was reportedly… Read More »

Charges Filed in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash Involving Long Island Jogger

A driver has been arrested and charged in conjunction with a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a Long Island jogger. The accident occurred in the early afternoon of Sunday, July 14. According to police, the 37-year-old victim was running on the shoulder on Lake Avenue in St. James when he was hit… Read More »

2 Dead in Pair of Long Island Boating Accidents

Two women were killed in two different boating accidents on Long Island over a mid-July weekend. According to authorities, the first incident occurred on Sunday, July 14 at about 10:30 a.m., off the coast of Baldwin. An 18-year-old woman was reportedly on a jet ski, but collided with a 35-foot motor boat. She was pronounced… Read More »

5-Car Collision on Long Island Express Results in Death of a Driver

One man died and six others were injured after a five-car accident brought traffic to a halt on the Long Island Expressway in Queens during rush hour. The accident occurred Thursday, June 27. According to police who responded to the accident site, a man driving a black Honda SUV in the eastbound section of the… Read More »

Pedestrian Dead After Accident Involving Commercial Truck in Parking Lot

A pedestrian died due to injuries sustained in recent accident in a Nesconset parking lot, prompting reminders for drivers and pedestrians alike to always be aware of their surroundings in these areas. According to police, the driver was in a commercial vehicle moving in reverse in the parking lot of a local business: the Handy… Read More »

6 Injured After Car Hits Bus Carrying Wedding Party

A trolley bus carrying a wedding party around town in East Islip was hit by another vehicle on the afternoon of Sunday, May 19, resulting in injuries to six people. According to Suffolk police, the accident occurred at approximately 2 p.m.  A woman was reportedly driving an Alfa Romeo north on Harwood Avenue when she… Read More »

New York City Sees Major Jump in Traffic Deaths This Year

Recent reports indicate New York City saw a major surge in traffic deaths over the course of the last year, marking a big setback after the significant progress that had been made under the Vision Zero push. Police statistics showed the number of people killed by cars in the city went up by 30 percent… Read More »

Texting While Crossing the Street Could Soon Be Penalized in NYC

In a move that has garnered national attention, city councilors in New York City have announced they are considering a bill that could fine pedestrians up to $250 for reckless behavior if they are caught texting while crossing the street. The minimum fine would be $25. The proposal came after it was announced that pedestrian… Read More »

Brake Failure a Possible Cause of Major Limo Accident from Fall

Last October, a major limousine accident outside Albany made national news when it resulted in the deaths of 20 people. It marked the worst American transportation accident in about a decade. Now, a long investigation has led to findings that the cause may have been a “catastrophic” brake failure. A state expert put together a… Read More »

Drunk Driver Hits Child, 2 Adults in Freeport

One child and two adults were injured in an accident in Freeport the afternoon of Monday, May 27. The child had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver was taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated and vehicular assault. According to witnesses at the… Read More »