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Driver Charged with DWI After Injuring 2 in Shirley Accident

A 31-year-old Bayshore man was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after injuring two people in a recent accident in Shirley. According to Suffolk County police, the man was drunk behind the wheel at approximately 9:25 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, when he veered off a highway, and then struck a motorcycle and another vehicle… Read More »

Elderly Oceanside Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident

Police are investigating a recent fatal pedestrian accident that occurred at approximately 9 p.m. Thursday, July 12 in Oceanside. According to detectives investigating the case, an 85-year-old man was attempting to cross Oceanside Road at the intersection with Davidson Avenue when a 2011 Jeep Liberty struck him. The man suffered severe trauma injuries and was… Read More »

Man Dead After Truck Tire Hits Car on Long Island Highway

A man died after his vehicle was struck by a tire that had come off a truck on a Long Island highway. The accident occurred on the afternoon of Thursday, July 5, at about 2:15 p.m. The driver, who was in a 1998 Saturn, was traveling in the westbound lanes of Sunrise Highway in North… Read More »

NTSB Investigates Fatal Accident at Lynbrook LIRR Station

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are looking into the death of a man who witnesses say was “pulled along” by a moving train at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) platform in Lynbrook Station in April. According to the NTSB, the conductor of the train closed the doors after he apparently believed all of… Read More »

Court Tosses Manslaughter Conviction in Case of Drunk Driver who Caused Accident Allegedly Leading to Officer’s Death

A state appeals court threw out the manslaughter conviction of a man from Oakdale who allegedly was responsible for the death of a Nassau County police officer while driving drunk in 2012. James Ryan, the 31-year-old man who was the driver in that 2012 incident, was sentenced to more than five years in prison after… Read More »

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 »

19-Year-Old Long Island Woman Dead After Car Crashes into House

A vehicle crashed into a Long Island home in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 12, leading to the death of a 19-year-old woman and a large hole in the front side of the house. According to Nassau County Police, the vehicle was traveling on Round Swamp Road in Plainview just after 4 a.m…. Read More »

How to Take Good Photos at a Car Accident Scene

After you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to take several steps to collect and preserve as much information as possible in case you need to file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. One of those steps is taking photos of the accident site. This can help you preserve evidence even… Read More »

Tesla Says Fault for Fatal Crash Lies with Brakes, Not Autopilot

Speaking to the Senate Commerce Committee, a representative of Tesla Motors said that the breakdown in its crash-prevention program, which led to a crash in Florida that killed 40-year-old Joshua Brown, was not the fault of its Autopilot technology but rather a problem with its automatic braking system. Reporting for the New York Times, July… Read More »

Do Roundabouts Actually Make Intersections Safer?

Roundabouts are popping up on roadways across the nation under the premise that they reduce congestion at intersections and decrease the number of serious injuries from auto accidents. However, research from the Albany Times Union has revealed the number of collisions actually increased in Albany and other New York cities after roundabouts were installed. The… Read More »