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Drunk and driving in the wrong direction

Just beyond the eastern edge of New York City, the Northern State Parkway begins its winding way across Long Island. Earlier this week, a 25-year-old woman trying to elude police went in the wrong direction on the highway in an early-morning chase. She slammed her vehicle head-on into a car driven by a 60-year-old man headed home from work.

Why are so many New York City drivers running red lights?

It's something that New York City children are taught in grade school—green means go, and red means stop. While the laws related to traffic signals are fundamental to ensuring for the safety of all drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists; a recent study revealed that an alarming number of drivers in the city are running red lights.

Are you struggling with difficult emotions and thoughts after a car accident?

Imagine that you're driving your children to school. As you approach an intersection, you have a green light and proceed forward. While crossing through the intersection, out of the corner of your eye, you see a quickly approaching car. The next thing you remember, you are laying in a hospital bed with various machines hooked up to your body and tubes and bandages covering your body. Upon waking, you immediately inquire about the whereabouts and condition of your children.

New York City drops speed limit to 25 mph: will it help?

It’s a simple act carried out millions of times each New York City day: walking across the street. Because our streets are congested with cars, buses, cabs and other motor vehicles, walking across the street can be a dangerous activity.

Beware Halloween drunk drivers this Friday night

Halloween has over the years morphed from a night when kids got dressed up as cute ghosts, pirates and goblins into something else entirely: a monster party night for young adults and others. While there's nothing wrong with a good time, of course, virtually everything can go wrong when the revelry includes alcohol and driving.

Pressing for greater pedestrian safety in New York City

This past weekend, New York City TV stations aired reports of a hit-and-run accident that left two people injured, including one critically. Law enforcement officials said the two pedestrians were struck by a SUV; a 32-year-old woman sustained minor injuries, but a 27-year-old man was listed in critical condition at a nearby hospital with "serious leg injuries."

Update on New York tour bus accident

Ten days ago, a 14-year-old girl was on her way with her mother to New York City when the Canadian tour bus the pair rode on veered off of an upstate highway and rolled onto its side in North Hudson. The girl was ejected from the bus and pinned beneath.

Local fire director hits three kids in crosswalk

His job is to help keep the residents of his community safe, but an area fire director has a record of endangering people when he’s behind the wheel of a vehicle, NBC New York reports. The man recently struck three children in a crosswalk, breaking the leg of one of the two 14-year-old girls crossing the street. He also hit a 6-year-old boy with the SUV owned by the city of New Brunswick.

In second trimester, crash risk rises for pregnant women

With pregnancy there are often a variety of physical and emotional phases that come and go. According to a Reuters Health report filed in New York, a new study indicates that sometimes those changes in the pregnant woman result in a form of distracted driving that can result in car accidents.

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