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What is Vehicular Homicide?

In some auto accident cases, the actions of the person who caused the crash may be classified as “vehicular homicide,” also referred to as vehicular manslaughter. In such a case, the accident involved the death of someone other than the driver due to either grossly negligent or intentionally malicious operation of a vehicle. The general… 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 »

Man Charged with DWI After Striking Pedestrian on Long

Police in Fort Salonga recently arrested a man who was involved in a car accident that led to the death of a pedestrian on Long Island. The 69-year-old man was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after striking the pedestrian, who was walking along Sunken Meadow Road. The accident occurred the afternoon of Friday, September… Read More »

Man Arrested After Causing Wrong-Way Crash on Long Island Expressway

A man from Westchester County was arrested and subsequently charged with reckless endangerment and driving while intoxicated after allegedly causing a wrong-way crash on the Long Island expressway. The accident occurred in the early hours of Monday, May 22. According to police, the man entered the highway on an off-ramp in his 2007 Nissan Murano,… Read More »

Driver in Fatal DUI Accident Gets 6 to 18 Years in Prison

A judge has sentenced a Bohemia man convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) and causing a fatal accident that killed a Medford couple to six to 18 years in prison. The judge handed down the sentence January 20 in a case stemming from an accident that occurred last April. The 23-year-old man slammed into… Read More »

DUI Accidents a Real Problem in Suffolk County

Suffolk County has a long, unfortunate history of large numbers of drunk driving accidents. In fact, every year since at least 2001, the county has had more alcohol-related vehicle accidents than any other New York county. Moreover, more people have died in such accidents in Suffolk country in the last 15 years than anywhere else… Read More »

Driver Admits to Being High When He Caused Chain Reaction Accident

A man from Long Island admitted to local reporters that he was under the influence of PCP when he caused a major car accident on the evening of August 11. The man was driving in Shirley on the William Floyd Parkway at the Montauk Highway and caused a significant chain reaction accident that led to… Read More »

Off-Duty School Bus Driver Hits Police Car in DUI Accident

According to local police, an off-duty school bus driver from Long Island was charged with drunk driving after she drove her vehicle directly into a police car that had been stopped in response to a different accident. The 55-year-old bus driver was reportedly traveling on Expressway Drive North close to Horseblock Road in Medford when… Read More »

Drunk Driver Arrested After Fatal Long Island Accident

A woman in Long Island was arrested for driving under the influence in the early hours of March 13 after she allegedly caused a car accident that killed another driver. Suffolk County police say that the suspect, 36-year-old Natalia Simmons, was driving north on Route 25A in her 2013 Nissan Rogue when she steered her… Read More »