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Pedestrian Injured in Shirley Hit-and-Run Collision

Suffolk County police are investigating a recent hit-and-run accident that resulted in severe injuries to a pedestrian. According to police, the crash happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 22, on the William Floyd Parkway near its intersection with Flintlock Drive in Shirley. A man was reportedly walking across the parkway heading east when he… Read More »

Man Reached 154 Miles Per Hour in Deadly Long Island Crash

Newly released court records indicate a 23-year-old man who was accused of speeding down a Long Island road and causing a fatal accident was traveling at 154 miles per hour in a stolen vehicle. The crash, which occurred on Valentine’s Day, resulted in the deaths of a mother, her two adult children and three other… Read More »

New Medical Malpractice Bill Passes in New York

Both houses of the New York state legislature approved a new bill that would make sweeping changes to medical malpractice laws in the state, extending the time patients have to file a lawsuit after a misdiagnosis or mistreatment for cancer. The measure passed Tuesday, January 30, in both the Senate and Assembly, days after Gov…. Read More »

Suffolk County to Pay Out $1.5 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

Suffolk County will pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a teenager who died nearly 10 years ago in a crash involving two police officers. On March 12, 2008, the 17-year-old girl, Teaisha Scales, was reportedly riding in a 1998 Cadillac DeVille, driven by her boyfriend. The sedan crashed into… Read More »

State of New York Mulls New Seat Belt Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced his desire to expand the state’s seat belt laws to include all passengers in a vehicle. This would mean that rear seat passengers, who currently are not required to wear seat belts under state law, would need to start getting into the habit of buckling up or face… Read More »

Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

A 72-year-old woman has died from injuries she suffered in a recent hit-and-run accident in Garden City Park. According to Nassau County Police, the woman suffered several traumatic injuries she was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Nassau Boulevard, just south of Seventh Street at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30. She… Read More »

Family of Worker Killed in Cesspool Accident Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a 59-year-old man who was killed in a cesspool accident in May 2017 has filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit with the Suffolk County Supreme Court. In the suit, the family claims the man’s employer, its contractors, the highway department in the Town of Huntington and the owner of the home… Read More »

Driver Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash on Long Island

A man from Long Island has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian. According to Suffolk County police, a 25-year-old man was attempting to cross Sunrise Highway in North Patchogue in the early hours of Saturday, January 27 when he was struck by… Read More »

Pedestrian Killed in Accident Involving Suffolk Transit Bus

A 64-year-old Lindenhurst woman died after reportedly being hit by a Suffolk Transit bus while walking on the Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst. According to the Suffolk County Police Department, the accident happened near Wellwood Avenue at about 8:08 p.m. on Thursday, November 2. The woman was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West… Read More »

Police Search for Toyota Corolla Involved in Fatal Hit and Run

Suffolk County police detectives are looking for help in finding the driver of a Toyota Corolla believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Brentwood. The accident occurred Sunday, November 5. Detectives released a stock photo of an example of the vehicle, described as a red, burgundy or maroon Corolla, most likely… Read More »