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Author Archives: Thomas Bonte

Report: Long Island Man was Texting Before Fatal Car Accident

An employee of PSEG Long Island was recently involved in an accident when his utility truck crossed into oncoming traffic, striking and killing a woman who was driving his way. It was later found that he was texting his girlfriend at the time of the accident. The driver is 54-year-old Bayport resident Michael Pepe, who… Read More »

Woman Seriously Injured in Collision with Snowplow on Long Island

A woman was seriously injured after she was struck by a snowplow while out for an evening walk, according to Suffolk police. The victim, Blanche Pope, was walking north on New Highway in North Amityville just past 41st Street when a pickup truck with a plow attachment struck her. The truck had not been plowing… Read More »

Divorce Rate Has Dramatically Declined in Last Two Decades

You’ve likely heard the statistic that more than half of all marriages end in divorce. However, this is a common misconception. The fact is that divorce rates are currently the lowest they’ve been since the 1960s.  A recent study published by the New York Times shows that the divorce rate hit its peak in the… Read More »

The Importance of Witnesses After a Car Accident

When you file your car accident claim with an insurance company, one of the first questions you’re likely to hear is, “were there any witnesses to the accident aside from the drivers?” This is because in just about every accident case, each driver involved will have a different version of the way the events occurred…. Read More »

Rollover Crashes: Preventing Them and Minimizing the Risk of Injury

A rollover accident just before midnight on September 2 sent a Long Island man to the hospital with critical injuries. The 51-year-old man was traveling on Interstate 84 in his Toyota 4Runner when the vehicle left the road, struck a piece of construction equipment and flipped over. It took first responders a half-hour to remove… Read More »

Handling a Hit-and-Run Accident

A woman was critically injured when a vehicle struck her early in the morning on September 14. The victim, 26, was crossing at the intersection of Manhattan Avenue and Meeker Avenue in Williamsburg when a four-door sedan making a left turn struck her. She is in critical condition and police are looking for the driver… Read More »

College Student Dies in Long Island Car Accident

A college student from Long Island died recently when a vehicle struck her in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she was attending classes at Sacred Heart University. The 20-year-old woman was reportedly crossing the street behind another person in late August when the accident occurred. Police say the driver had swerved to avoid hitting the other pedestrian… Read More »

Authorities Examine Long Island Nursing Home After Multiple Deaths

The recent death of a 71-year-old grandmother has officials looking into practices at a Long Island nursing home. Sandra Cunha died on July 20, just weeks after nine employees of the Medford Multicare Center were arraigned on charges of abuse and neglect, as well as falsifying documents related to another resident’s death in 2012. Medford… Read More »

Drunk Driver Causes Two Car Accidents in Long Island

A drunk driver was arrested recently after crashing her car, leading police to discover that she had also just fled the scene of another accident. Because there was a six-year-old passenger in the vehicle, the driver, Bianca Flores, 25, faces additional charges related to the endangerment of a child. No one was injured in either… Read More »

What is Loss of Consortium?

In the typical marital relationship, two people so closely entwine their affairs that they become like one person. Therefore, it is fair to assume that a serious injury to one spouse would also have a very real and direct impact on the other spouse, even if he or she suffered no physical injury. For that… Read More »