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Legal News Archive: January 2020

One Death Following Wrong Way Crash on Interstate 287

January 31, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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One hurt after hit-and-run accident leaves car flipped over in Queens

January 31, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A vehicle crashed and flipped over at the intersection of 78th Street and 90th Avenue in Queens around 5:45 AM on Friday morning.

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UPDATE: Death toll rises to two in tragic Interstate 287 car wreck

January 31, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — Two people have now been confirmed dead following a tragic accident on Interstate 287 on Thursday night in Harrison

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Driver Dies In Port Jefferson Station Crash

January 30, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Police Car Crashes Into Brooklyn Diner

January 30, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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One injured in collision in Westbury

January 30, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — One individual was injured in a collision in Westbury on Wednesday night according to Nassau County police. The crash was reported around 7:47 PM at the intersection of Old Country Road and Post Avenue.

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Four police officers injured in crash in the Bronx

January 30, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — NYPD officers were responding to reports of a shooting in the Parkchester section of the Bronx when their SUVs slammed into eachother at the intersection of White Plains Road and Archer Street. 

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Man struck and killed by car while helping teen fix car on Motor Parkway

January 29, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — A 57-year man stopped to help an 18-year-old driver who had stopped on the side of the road on the Motor Parkway in Islandia on Sunday evening. 

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Medical Episode Likely Caused Fatal Accident in Deer Park

January 29, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) Police say that 70-year-old Michael Scavone, likely crashed his car as the result of a medical episode. According to Patch.comjust after 9:30 a.m., Tuesday morning, Scavone crashed his into a pole near the intersection of Commack Road and Long Island Avenue. Police investigating the accident believe Scavone had a medical emergency just before his crash. 

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Pedestrian struck and killed by two vehicles in Oakdale

January 29, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — On Friday afternoon, a pedestrian was struck and killed by two vehicles in Oakdale after attempting to cross the street. Authorities say 70-year-old George Collins was killed after being first struck by a 2018 Hyundai on the Sunrise Highway Service Road. After being hit, he fell into the road's right lane and was hit by another car.

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Stolen Meals on Wheels vehicle flips over in accident in Queens

January 29, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — According to the director of Catholic Charities, one of their Meals on Wheels drivers was making a stop at an apartment building when his delivery truck was stolen. The stolen truck was then involved in an accident on 119th Avenue between 191st and 192nd streets around 11:30 AM on Wednesday.

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BREAKING: Fatal collision reported on the Northern State Parkway

January 28, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — One individual was killed in a two-vehicle car wreck on the Northern State Parkway on Tuesday morning. After the crash, one of the vehicles involved caught on fire.

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Teen Dies in Single Vehicle Crash in West Babylon

January 28, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Vehicle slams into funeral home in Little Neck

January 28, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A car slammed into the Doyle B. Shaffer funeral home in Little Neck on Sunay night. The crash resulted in a fire that required emergency evacuation.

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Woman trapped under SUV in car wreck in the Lower East Side

January 27, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK. January 2020) — A group of bystanders saved a woman trapped underneath an SUV following an accident in the Lower East Side on Sunday. The woman was involved in a car accident at the intersection of Delancey and Norfolk Street and wound up underneath the SUV.

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Wrong Way Accident in Queens Kills Three

January 27, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Two killed, three injured in car wreck in New Jersey

January 27, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW JERSEY, January 2020) — Two were killed and three others were injured in a car accident in Newark on Saturday. The crash occurred at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Hunterdon Street when a black Infiniti G35 slammed into a pole on the side of the road.

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UPDATE: Victim identified in Robert Moses Causeway Car Wreck

January 24, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — The victim in the fatal car wreck on the Robert Moses Causeway has recently been identified. The crash occurred around 6:40 AM on Thursday on the southbound portion of the bridge in Suffolk County.

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UPDATE: 3 Animals Injured in Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Accident Rescued From Slaughter

January 24, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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BREAKING: Car accident reported on Garden State Parkway

January 24, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW JERSEY, January 2020) — A car wreck was reported on the Garden State Parkway, near Exit 137, on Friday evening. However, all lanes on the parkway remain open to traffic.

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Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Reopened Following Crash

January 23, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) Around 4:30 a.m. this morning, a cement truck and trailer carrying live stock crash on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. According to ABC7, the accident caused Brooklyn bound upper decks to be closed and created delays in Staten Island.

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Car Crashes Into dealership Following Fatal Shooting

January 23, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Fatal car accident reported on the Robert Moses Causeway

January 23, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — One person was killed in a car accident on the Robert Moses Causeway on Thursday. The crash occurred between Montauk Highway and Ocean Parkway. The roads were shut down for five hours after the accident, but have since re-opened. 

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Three-vehicle accident leads to traffic on Long Island Expressway

January 23, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — A three-vehicle car accident shut down lanes on the Long Island Expressway early Thursday morning.

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BREAKING: Lane closures on George Washington Bridge

January 23, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — All lanes on the George Washington Bridge westbound have been closed due to construction. The closure extends from Lower Trans Manhattan Expressway and to the New York Side/Lower Level, according to the New York Department of Transportation.

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Car crashes into tree in Staten Island

January 22, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A car crashed into a tree on Staten Island on Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred around 4:22 PM at Arthur Kill Road. Authorities have not yet released any details about the accident and it is not yet known at this time if anyone was hurt. 

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Queens Hit And Run Driver Convicted of Manslaughter

January 22, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Man suffering from head trauma after crash on Southern State Parkway

January 22, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — 21-year-old Gerson E. Rauda-Garcia was driving eastbound in his 2005 Honda Civic Del-Sol when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into multiple trees alongside the Southern State Parkway on Sunday night.

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NYPD officer injured in hit-and-run accident in the East Village

January 22, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A NYPD police officer was injured in a hit-and-run accident in the East Village on Tuesday night. 45-year-old Franklin Liz was driving on Houston Street when he slammed into a cop car.

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5 Car Crash in Jericho Causes Multiple Injuries

January 21, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Victims awarded $320K after Brooklyn car wreck

January 21, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A driver and her passenger were awarded $320,000 for injuries they sustained after being hit on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn in 2016. Ilene DeGregorio was driving westbound on the parkway when she was hit by a 2002 Honda driven by Abdelhadi Elhashash.

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New Jersey Police Officer Committed Suicide Following Car Crash

January 21, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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MTA bus runs over Citi bike station in Manhattan

January 21, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — Around 8 AM on Sunday morning, a Metropolitan Transit Authority bus slammed into a Citi bike station at the intersection of 95th Street and Columbus Avenue. No one was injured in the crash, but a photo taken at the scene shows the station was badly damaged. 

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Vehicle slams into home in Staten Island

January 21, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — Firefighters responded to a call at the 400th block of St. Paul's Avenue on Saturday evening. A vehicle slammed into a private home around 5:18 PM that night and emergency crews had to remove the car from the home.

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Police officer in critical condition following car wreck in Queens

January 20, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A car wreck in Queens left an off-duty police officer in critical condition this weekend. Authorities say the officer's vehicle was t-boned by another car at the intersection of Nashville Boulevard and Lucas Street around midnight on Saturday.

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Man Arrested Almost a Year after Fatally Hitting Woman

January 20, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) A Brooklyn man, Justin Guillaume, was arrested on charges including man slaughter nearly a year after fatally hitting another driver, 63-year-old real estate agent Patricia Lancaster. According to the Gothamist, the then 19-year-old driver hit Lancaster at the intersection of East 56th Street and Avenue J on March 30th, 2019. Guillaume's additional charges include reckless endangerment, not stopping at a red light, and speeding. 

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8 injured in 15-car pileup on the Bronx River Parkway

January 20, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — The snow lead to a massive car pile-up in the Bronx Expressway on Saturday. According to police, fifteen cars slid to a stop on the southbound lane of the Bronx River Parkway near East 233rd Street.

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Man arrested for driving stolen vehicle after accident in Brooklyn

January 20, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — An unidentified driver was traveling down State Street near Bond Street in Brooklyn in a red Honda Civic on Saturday morning when he t-boned another vehicle after speeding through a previous intersection. The t-boned vehicle then slammed into two other parked cars.

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Woman killed by MTA bus in Brooklyn

January 17, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A Metropolitan Transit Authority bus struck and killed a woman in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brookyln on Thursday. According to authorities, the woman had missed her stop and the driver of the bus, a B-41 bus, attempted to pull over at Flatlands and Flatbush. The woman then forced open the doors of the bus as it was moving. She then hit a pole and fell out of the bus and was run over.

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Long Island Expressway Reopened After Truck Crash

January 17, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NORTH HEMPSTEAD, January 2020) According to Newsday, The Long Island Expressway has been reopened after a propane truck and tractor collided. The accident occurred near Exit 36 in North Hempstead. The expressway was closed due to the crash from around midnight on the 17th, and reopened completely around 10:30 this morning. Police stated that only one unidentified individual had minor injuries and that there was no hazmat situation due to the accident. 

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One critically injured in tractor-trailer collision in Sloatsburg

January 17, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(SLOATSBURG, January 2020) — A tractor-trailer left one man with critical injuries on Monday morning. 43-year-old David Bucci of Bel Air was resting in the sleeping berth of his parked tractor-trailer when a passing Toyota Avalon veered off of Interstate 87 and crashed into the trailer.

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Unidentified man killed after hitting tree in Stonybrook

January 17, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — An unidentified driver crashed into a tree in front of a home on Friday morning in Stonybrook. The crash occurred on Hallock Road just before 11:30 AM.

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Car accident blocks lanes on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island

January 16, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — Staten Island commuters can expect some travel delays this morning. A car accident on the upper level of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge has completely blocked two lanes on the upper level of the bridge around 9 AM this morning. The Metropolitan Transit Authority has advised all commuters to take the bridge's lower level.

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UPDATE: Dina Lohan rejects plea deal in Long Island DWI case

January 16, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — Dina Lohan, mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, has rejected a plea offer from Nassau County prosecutors in her DWI case. Lohan reportedly slammed into a Honda CRV while driving her Mercedes after leaving an Outback Steakhouse in Merrick around 7 PM on January 11th. She did not stop after the accident, so the driver of the Honda followed her home.

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Car collides into school in the Bronx, injures two

January 16, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — Around 9:15 AM on Thursday morning, a car slammed into the Stepping Stone Day School on Westchester Avenue in The Bronx. Two people injured in the accident were transported to the Jacobi Medical Center — one of them is in serious condition. Authorities believe they were occupants of the crashed vehicle.

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Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Sanitation Truck in Brooklyn

January 16, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) Accodring to the New York Daily News, a 67 year-old woman was fatally hit by a private sanitation truck while crossing the street in Brooklyn. The accident occured on 86th street near Bay Parkway. The victim, Deborah Mutell was hit around 4 a.m. on January 16th. The severe accident left her body severd, according to an eye witness. Police are currently searching for the truck. Our thoughts are with the victim's family. 

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Elderly man killed while crossing the street in East Meadow

January 15, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — A 70-year-old man was attempting to cross Bellmore Avenue on Saturday night when he was hit by a Mercedes Benz around 5:45 PM. Following the accident, he was immediately transported to the hospital where he died of his injuries. 

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UPDATE: Warrant issued for man accused in fatal drunk driving accident in Shirley

January 15, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — Jordan Randolph, the 40-year-old Bellport man accused of killing a 27-year-old in a drunk driving crash on Sunday, was released from jail under a new bail reform law. A Nassau county judge, however, has now issued a warrant for his immediate arrest after hearing about the charges in Suffolk County. According to authorities, Randolph was already facing charges of driving without an interlock device and driving without a license in Nassau County. 

Continue Reading: UPDATE: Warrant issued for man accused in fatal drunk driving accident in Shirley

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Young child sent flying into the air after car accident in Brooklyn

January 15, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — Shocking video footage shows a young child being sent into the air after being hit by a vehicle in Brooklyn. As seen in the video, a young boy attempts to run across 55th Street between New Utretcht and 14th Avenue in Borough Park when he is by a passing car. The crash occurred around 8 AM on last Wednesday, January 8th.

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High-speed police chase ends in fatal crash in Alexander

January 14, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(ALEXANDER, N.Y., January 2020) - A police chase ended in a fatal crash in Alexander on Monday. According to authorities the pursuit began in Warsaw, but Warsaw police were unable to keep up with the suspect. Attica police picked up the pursuit, which ended when the driver of the vehicle crashed into a tree on Route 98 in Alexander at 4:21 p.m.

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Two killed in fiery car wreck in New Jersey

January 14, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(MOUNTAINSIDE, NEW JERSEY, January 2020) — A man and a woman were both killed in a fiery wreck in New Jersey on Sunday morning. Around 4 AM, the pair's vehicle slammed into a tree in a median on Route 22 near the Garden State Parkway intersection in Mountainside. As soon as the car crashed into the tree, it immediately burst into flames.

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Long Island man charged in fatal drunk driving wreck in Shirley

January 14, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — 40-year-old Jordan Randolph of Bellport was driving his 2014 Cadillac on William Floyd Parkway when he rear-ended a 2015 Ford just south of Rose Executive Boulevard on Sunday. Jonathan Armand Flores-Maldonado, the driver of the Ford, was taken to Stony Brook Hospital where he died of his injuries. He was just 27-years-old.

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UPDATE: 14-year-old victim killed in car accident in Oceanside identified

January 14, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — The young bicyclist killed by a vehicle in Oceanside on Sunday night has been identified. Dylan Schuster was riding his bicycle on Daly Boulevard near Long Beach Road when he was hit by a passing Chevrolet Equinox. 

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Dina Lohan arrested for DWI after car crash on Long Island

January 13, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — Dina Lohan, mother of famous actress Lindsay Lohan, was arrested for a DWI after a car accident on Saturday on Long Island. According to authorities, Lohan hit a Honda CRV in her Mercedes after leaving an Outback Steakhouse in Merrick around 7 PM. She did not stop after the incident, so the other driver followed her back to her Long Island home.

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14-year-old boy struck by car and killed while riding bike in Oceanside

January 13, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — A 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle in Oceanside on Sunday night. According to authorities, the boy was riding his bicycle on Daly Boulevard near Long Beach Road when he was hit by a driver in a Chevrolet Equinox. 

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Pedestrian killed while crossing Route 25A in Shoreham

January 13, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — An unidentified woman was hit while attempting to cross Route 25A in Shoreham on Sunday night. Following the crash, she was transported to John T. Mather Memorial Hospital in Port Jefferson where she succumbed to her injuries. 

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UPDATE: Man killed in head-on collision in Greenlawn identified

January 10, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — The victims in a fatal head-on collision in Greenlawn have been identified. According to authorities, Nicole Khouryawad was driving her 2018 Corolla on Broadway near Depew Street when she hit a southbound 2013 Corolla head-on. The crash occurred around 7:50 AM on Saturday morning.

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Wreck closes two lanes on the Long Island Expressway

January 10, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — A one-car crash shut down two lanes on the Long Island Expressway on Friday afternoon. Authorities say the crash happened in the westbound lanes of 495 between exits 58 and 59. The left lane and the HOV lane were closed following the wreck but have since re-opened. It is not yet known if anyone was injured in the accident.

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UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal car wreck in West Nyack

January 10, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — The victim in the fatal car accident in West Nyack that occurred on Thursday has now been identified. According to authorities, two vehicles collided into one another on Palisades Center Drive early that afternoon.

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UPDATE: Victims identified in wreck on Southern State Parkway in Islip

January 09, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — The victims in a crash on Southern State Parkway in Islip have now been identified. According to authorities, Ismael Jefferson of Hempstead was driving his Infiniti sedan westward on the parkway when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a tree in a center median.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo helps man out of vehicle after crash on Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

January 09, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

WHITE PLAINS, NY - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his staff stopped to assist a motorist after a collision on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on Monday afternoon. The governor and his team had just departed from an Association for a Better New York event and were in transit when they spotted the accident. 

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Garbage truck crashes into home in Albertson

January 09, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — A garbage truck was traveling along Bethel Road in Albertson when it hit another vehicle and a telephone pole on Tuesday morning. The truck then crashed into a nearby house, destroying some of the home's foundation and severing a gas line. 

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One dead in fatal two-vehicle accident in West Nyack

January 09, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(WEST NYACK, January 2020) — Two vehicles crashed into one another on Palisades Center Drive around 1:15 PM on Thursday afternoon. One person was killed in the accident. Authorities have advised travelers to avoid the area.

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Driver in stolen car collides with ride-share vehicle in Queens

January 08, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A police chase left two people with critical injuries on Tuesday evening. According to authorities, police attempted to pull over a silver vehicle (not yet identified) for running a red light. The driver of the car, however, refused to pull over and fled from police. 

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UPDATE: Middle Island man arraigned for shooting at police after car accident

January 08, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — Leroy Jones of Middle Island was arraigned in court on Monday for shooting at police after a car accident on December 23rd. According to authorities, Jones' vehicle collided with a Nissan Pathfinder on Middle Country Road in Middle Island. When police arrived to the scene, Jones fled from the scene on foot. When an officer pursued him, he opened fire, but fortunately missed.

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One driver seriously injured in wreck on Route 9 in Croton

January 08, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — One driver was seriously injured in a wreck on Route 9 in Croton at 2:47 PM on Tuesday afternoon. According to authorities, the driver crashed south of the Montrose exit and his car was launched into the woods. 

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Five dead, dozens injured in pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

January 07, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(PENNSLYVANIA, January 2020) — A charter bus was carrying passengers from New York City to Columbus, Ohio when it struck an enbankment on the Pennslyvania Turnpike around 3:40 a.m. on Sunday morning. The crash caused a chain-reaction that involved several cars and three tractor-trailers. 

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10-year-old hit and killed by garbage truck in Queens

January 07, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A ten-year-old boy and his mother were walking to school when they were hit by a garbage truck around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. The crash occurred around 57th Street and 97th Street.

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Elderly woman killed by cement truck in Brooklyn

January 07, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A sixty-eight-year old woman was hit by a cement truck in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning. According to authorities, the woman was crossing Utrecht Avenue right before 49th Street when the truck hit her. 

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Two women killed in car-train collision in New Jersey

January 06, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW JERSEY, January 2020) — Two women were killed when their vehicle was struck by a NJ Transit train around 8:10 a.m. on Friday morning. The train and the vehicle collided at the Cedar Avenue crossing in Middlesex, according to a NJ Transit service representative. The train had just departed from Newark and was on its way to High Bridge when it struck the vehicle.

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Passenger killed in head-on crash in Greenlawn

January 06, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — One man was killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision in Greenlawn that occurred around 7:50 a.m. on Saturday morning. A 2013 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Broadway near Depew Street when it collided head-on into a 2018 Toyota Corolla. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Accidental shooting leads to four-car collision in Plainview

January 03, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — Brian Gregg was cleaning a gun on Thursday evening when he accidentally shot a 17-year-old family friend in their home. While driving to the hospital, their vehicle crashed into three other cars at the intersection of Old Country Road and Plainview Road. 

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Two killed, two injured in crash on Southern State Parkway

January 03, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — A white Infiniti Q50 was driving on Southern State Parkway on Long Island when it crashed near exit 41A in Islip early Friday morning. Two passengers in the vehicle were killed, while two others were injured. The condition of the injured passengers is currently unknown.

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Carjacking ends in two-vehicle collision on Long island

January 03, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, January 2020) — According to authorities, a man was held at gunpoint near Crunch Fitness in Bellmere before the suspect took his wallet and cellphone and drove off in his car around 4 AM on Thursday.  The carjacker was able to escape to  Southern State Parkway before eventually crashing his vehicle into a guardrail.

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Five injured in wreck on Interstate 684 in Bedford

January 02, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) —  Connecticut resident Maribel Mota was driving north on I-684 around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday when, according to authorities, she fell asleep at the wheel. Her 2019 Toyota Corolla then drifted into the left guide rail across all lanes on the freeway to the right guide rail. Her vehicle then flipped over, ejecting some passengers from the vehicle.

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73-year-old man dies in collision with SUV in Woodmere

January 02, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, December 2019) — A 73-year-old man was hit and killed by an SUV on Tuesday, December 31st on Long Island. According to authorities, the victim was hit by a 2019 Infiniti SUV at the intersection of Peninsula Boulevard and Edward Avenue in Woodmere around 7 AM that morning. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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Disabled vehicle reported on I-678 near Hillside Avenue in Queens

January 02, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, January 2020) — A disabled vehicle has been reported on I-678 near Hillside Avenue around 8:04 PM on Thursday evening. The reason why the vehicle is disabled has not yet been released, nor has information on if anyone was injured. The right lane of the freeway is currently blocked. Travelers are encouraged to take alternate routes if possible. 

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Wind turbine falls on vehicles in the Bronx

January 01, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, December 2019) — A recently installed wind turbine fell onto vehicles on the 500 Baychester block in the Bronx on Monday afternoon. While the wind turbine was falling, it also brought a nearby billboard down with it. When the 150 foot turbine reached the ground, it crushed several cars on the street below. Fortunately, no one was injured.

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Floral Park man killed in two-vehicle collision in Hewlett

January 01, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, December 2019) — Two cars collided at the intersection of Harris Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard around 11:30 AM on Tuesday. According to authorities, 85-year-old Bertram Wolf of Floral Park was turning left onto Harris Avenue in his 2017 BMW when he collided with a 77-year-old driver in a 2014 Dodge pickup truck.

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Drunk driver hits, kills pedestrian in East Harlem

January 01, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, December 2019) — A pedestrian was killed while crossing E. 125th Street near Madison Avenue in Harlem around 5 PM on Tuesday. According to authorities, 23-year-old Farkell Hopkins was driving a Safelite repair truck while intoxicated when he hit the pedestrian. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Connecticut man livestreams crash on Gold Star Memorial Bridge

January 01, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(CONNECTICUT, December 2019) — Kenneth Hofler of Middletown was speeding on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge at 100 miles per hour on Saturday morning when he crashed into a guardrail. According to authorities, he livestreamed the entire incident on social media. Just before he crashed his vehicle, Hofler lost control on the offramp and dropped his phone while capturing the video.

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