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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

New York’s Worst Cities for Fatal DUIs

In 2017 (the most recent year for which we have complete information), there were 206 people killed in drunk driving accidents in the state of New York. Of course, the levels of danger in the various towns and villages throughout the state varied. So which cities can we consider the most dangerous? Here’s a quick… Read More »

Driver Loses Control of Pickup, Collides with Numerous Parked Vehicles in Selden

A pair of men were transported to the hospital for treatment on the evening of Saturday, February 15 after a driver in a Dodge Ram pickup in Selden lost control of his vehicle, ultimately colliding with and causing damage to a dozen parked vehicles in the area. According to Suffolk County police, the driver of… Read More »

Suspect Charged in Long Island Hit-and-Run Collision

A suspect was charged after a man was hospitalized due to being struck by a driver at a busy intersection in Long Island. The driver fled the scene of the accident immediately after it occurred, prompting a police investigation. According to representatives from the Suffolk County Police Department, the accident occurred at the intersection of… Read More »

Two Workers Dead After Trench Collapse on Long Island

A pair of workers were killed in an accident on Long Island when a trench collapsed during construction of a septic tank. According to Nassau County Police, the accident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 in Brookville at a home on West hollow Road. The workers were in the process of digging… Read More »

Man Charged After Injuring Two Pedestrians in Long Island Accident

A 25-year-old man from Long Island was charged after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident he caused that resulted in injuries to two pedestrians, one of whom was left in critical condition. Suffolk County police investigated the crash for weeks after it happened in Bay Shore on Monday, February 3, ultimately finding and arresting… Read More »

Man Convicted in Case of 2018 Long Island Crash that Killed Newly Engaged Couple

A man was recently convicted in the case of a 2018 accident on Long Island that resulted in the deaths of a newly engaged couple. Rahmel Watkins from Brooklyn was found guilty of assault, criminally negligent homicide, reckless driving and reckless endangerment in the deaths of Elisheva Kaplan, 20, and Yisroel Levin, 21. Watkins already… Read More »

Long Island Cyclist Hit and Killed by Vehicle

A cyclist from Long Island was hit and killed in an accident on the evening of Friday, December 20. According to police, Sean Siegel of Huntington Station was riding his bike on Route 110 at approximately 7 p.m. when he approached the intersection of Route 110 and Jericho Turnpike. A 2015 Nissan Rogue was heading… Read More »

Long Island Family Has Had Multiple Vehicles Crash Into their Property

A family in Seaford recently had a car crash right into its backyard, experiencing a destroyed deck as a result. The collision caused a major wreck of glass, car parts and deck pieces strewn about the property. This isn’t the first time, though, that the DuBois family has had a car crash into its property…. Read More »

Wrong-Way Collision in Suffolk County Results in Two Deaths

Two people died from injuries sustained in a head-on, wrong-way collision in Suffolk County that occurred late on Tuesday, December 17. According to Suffolk County police, the accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. that evening on the westbound section of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 64 in Southampton. At the time, a 2004 Mercedes… Read More »

What to Do if You’re the Victim of a Hit and Run Accident

Being involved in an accident is a bad enough scenario. It can quickly turn into a nightmare if the person who causes an accident flees the scene. Fortunately, you’re not left without options if you’ve been the victim of a hit and run. Here are the steps you should take, from the moment the collision… Read More »