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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 »

Study Pinpoints Most Dangerous Roads on Long Island for Cyclists, Pedestrians

Vision Long Island, a group that aims to reduce the number of pedestrian and bicycle accidents on Long Island over time until it reaches zero, recently put out a new list identifying the most dangerous streets for bicyclists and pedestrians. The list breaks down roads in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with Merrick Avenue in… Read More »

The Most Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Crane accidents are all too common in New York, especially during what has become a construction boom throughout the metro area. Any time you are in a large city, you are almost certain to see a crane or two working on tall buildings, which means no place is immune from crane accidents. These accidents can… 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 »

LIRR Train Collides with Minivan, Causing Severe Injuries

According to local law enforcement officials, a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train crash happened when a minivan attempted to drive around downed gates at a train crossing in Hicksville. The LIRR train struck the minivan while heading through the city November 21. A report from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) said the lights at… Read More »

Elderly Woman Killed While Crossing Street in Hit and Run Crash on Long Island

An 80-year-old woman was recently killed while attempting to cross the street at the intersection of Washington Street and Nichols Court in the town of Hempstead. According to reports, the driver fled the scene of the crash and police officers had to conduct a search to locate the individual. The accident occurred shortly before 9… Read More »

Parents, Schools Worried About Bicycle Stunt Trend in Long Island Neighborhoods

Parents, school officials and community members are concerned about a rising trend on Long Island of kids performing dangerous stunts on their bicycles in the middle of city streets. Many residents have complained that these stunts are happening right in the middle of traffic, with some of the bicyclists intentionally riding in front of vehicles…. Read More »

Drunk Driver Causes Deadly Accident on Long Island

A drunk driver reportedly struck a vehicle carrying a family of four from St. Albans, killing the 37-year-old father, eight-year-old son and four-year-old daughter. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 23 in Bay Shore on the Southern State Parkway. According to police, the mother, who was sitting in the front passenger… Read More »