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Legal News Archive: February 2020

Woman Dies in Brooklyn Motorcycle Crash

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

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Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Shirley

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

SHIRLEY, NY- A 25-year-old man was hit and killed by a passing vehicle on William Floyd Parkway in Shirley on Wednesday evening.

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14-year-old struck by car in Long Island

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

KINGS PARK, NY– A 14-year-old boy was injured Wednesday afternoon when he was crossing the street near Kings Park High School, according to an article from Newsday. He suffered serious injuries to his legs and was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment. 

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UPDATE: Bus Driver Who Hit and Killed 10-Year-Old Girl Arrested

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

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7-year-old boy hit and killed by car while walking to school in Brooklyn

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

BROOKLYN, NY- A 7-year-old boy was tragically killed in a car accident in Brooklyn on Thursday morning.

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10-Year-Old Killed by School Bus

February 26, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Man killed in car wreck in Center Moriches

February 26, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

CENTER MORICHES, NY- A 38-year-old man was tragically killed in a one-vehicle accident in Center Moriches on Tuesday morning. Michael Crisci was driving his 2000 Lincoln on Brookfield Avenue when he veered off of the road and slammed into a mailbox and nearby trees.

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Pedestrian Killed In Queens Car Accident

February 25, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

QUEENS, NY-  A woman was killed on Sunday while crossing Bell Boulevard at 48th Avenue. The victim, 88 year old Delores Soho, was hit by a van. According to the Queens Eagle, Soho was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital due to her injuries. 

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Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by car in East Patchogue

February 25, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

EAST PATCHOGUE, NY- A pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car while crossing the street in East Patchogue on Monday evening.

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Additional Info: Car Accidents

Police Searching for Brooklyn Hit and Run Driver

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

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Rangers star player injured in car wreck in Brooklyn

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

BROOKLYN, NY- Igor Shesterkin and Pavel Buchnevich, two star players for the Rangers, were injured in a car accident in Brooklyn on Sunday. The crash occurred around 8:30 PM when the driver in front of the two players' car made an abrupt U-turn.

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60-year-old woman dies after being hit by scooter in Harlem

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

HARLEM, NY- A 60-year-old woman was attempting to cross Pleasant Avenue near 118th Street when she was struck by a 34-year-old man on an electric scooter on Tuesday evening.  The woman was found unresponsive and unconscious when authorities arrived to the scene.

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Police Investigating possible Drag Racing Following Brooklyn Crash

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

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Peninsula Boulevard partly shut down after car wreck

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

WOODMERE, NY- Peninsula Boulevard has been partly shut down following a car accident on Friday morning. According to Nassau County police, the street has been shut down between the intersections of Mill Road and Woodmere Boulevard.

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Vehicle slams into car dealership on Long Island

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

SELDEN, NY-  Around 8:45 PM on Friday night, a vehicle crashed into a car dealership at Middle Country Road near North Evergreen Drive.

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Seven Injured Sullivan County School Bus Crash

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

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UPDATE: Pickup truck driver ticketed for driving too closely in Sullivan County bus crash

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

MAMAKATING, NY-Around 7:45 AM on Thursday morning, a pickup truck and a school bus crashed into one another on Route 17 in Sullivan County. Seven people, including five children, were injured in the accident.

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Search begins for driver following hit-and-run in Yonkers

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

YONKERS, NY- Authorities are on the run for a hit-and-run driver who hit a 76-year-old man crossing the street in Yonkers last Monday, February 10th. Edward Ratowski was walking in the crosswalk at Morsemere Avenue at North Broadway when the SUV took a left and slammed into him. The SUV then fled the scene.

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Man Killed in Monroe Car Crash

February 19, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

MONROE, NY- A man from Mahwah, New Jersey has died following a two vehicle crash in Monroe, New York. The crash occurred just before 7:30 a.m. this morning. According to Northjersey.com, the victim, 32 year-old Joseph Farina, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The accident is currently under further investigation. 

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One dead, others injured in crash on Staten Island

February 19, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

STATEN ISLAND, NY- 47-year-old Aureliano Garcia-Juarez was driving north in the westbound lane of the West Shore Expressway when he rammed into a passing Toyota and Ford on Sunday night.

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Man and Two Sisters Escape Serious Crash Unharmed

February 18, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Driver of Stolen Car Crashes in Medford

February 18, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(MEDFORD, NY- Police say that after a car was stolen around 10 a.m. in Hauppauge, they tracked the vehicle to North Ocean Avenue in Farmingville. The theft happened on February 15th. The suspect then led police on a chase through Suffolk County. The chase ended on Horseblock Road in Medford when the suspect crashed into a tree. According to News 12 Long Island, the driver was then transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 

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Police searching for driver after hit-and-run crash in East Harlem

February 18, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

HARLEM, NY - Police are still searching for a driver who fled the scene of a violent crash in East Harlem at 12:45 a.m. on Monday. The crash occurred at the intersection of East 129th Street and Park Avenue when a livery cab was T-boned by a driver in a dark sedan. Two people were injured in the crash, and one person, a 62-year-old passenger remains in critical condition, but is expected to survive. 

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Police Searching for Hit and Run Driver Following Harlem Crash

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

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Police Searching for Hit and Run Driver Following Brooklyn Crash

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

BROOKLYN, NY- On Thursday, around 5 p.m., a driver in Brooklyn hit multiple vehicles and a traffic light before allegedly fleeing on foot. The crash occurred near the intersection of Avenue I and Schenectady Ave. According to CBS New York, one individual was taken to the hospital as a result of the crash. 

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Man dies in crash on Route 33 in New Jersey

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

MANALAPAN, NJ-  A 38-year-old Newark man was killed in a tragic accident in Manalapan, New Jersey on Wednesday night. According to authorities, he was walking outside of a marked crosswalk when he was struck by two passing vehicles. 

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Man killed in subway accident in Midtown

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

NEW YORK, NY- A man was killed in a tragic subway accident in Manhattan on Friday morning. The man was was near the 5th Avenue-59th Street station when he was hit by a passing W train around 11 AM.

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Driver Dies in Head-On Collision in Lansing

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

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Pedestrian Dies Three Days After Being Hit

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

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Elderly woman left with broken leg after hit-and-run crash in Brooklyn

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

BROOKLYN, NY- While attempting to cross the street at Avenue V at Ocean Parkway, a 69-year-old woman was hit by a passing vehicle on Wednesday night. The woman was transported to the hospital with a broken leg.

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One rescued from forest after crash in Staten Island

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

STATEN ISLAND, NY- Authorities received notice of a crash at Rockland and Nevada Avenue on Saturday morning around 8:03 AM. When police arrived to the scene, they found a car upside down in the woods. 

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Car Crashes into Dominos Upstate NY

February 12, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ROME, NY- A car crashed into a Dominos pizza shop located in Rome on Sunday. According to Syracuse.com, a woman was parking at the restaurant located on Erie Blvd when her foot slipped and hit the gas. The crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. Only the driver suffered minor injuries, however, the store's windows were severely damaged.  

Disclaimer: This post should not be construed as legal advice. The injury lawyers of Finz & Finz regularly update our readers on the latest news in New York and Long Island to make our community safer. We are committed to helping those who've been hurt in accidents in our community know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe, and if you've been injured in an accident, we can help.

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Vehicle slams into police car in Huntington

February 12, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

HUNTINGTON. NY- Around 11:30 PM on Friday night, a car was attempting to make a left turn at the intersection of Main Street and Stuart Avenue when it ran into a police vehicle. Both the driver of the car and the police officer inside the patrol vehicle were transported to the hospital but were soon released.

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Motorcyclist in critical condition after collision in Staten Island

February 12, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

STATEN ISLAND, NY- A motorcyclist was left in critical condition after a crash with a vehicle on Sunday. The crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of Clove Road and Forest Avenue around 10:06 PM.

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UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Green Island Crash Had a Green Light, Suspended License

February 11, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Man in wheelchair struck and killed by pickup truck in Patchogue

February 11, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

PATCHOGUE, NY- A man using a wheelchair was attempting to cross Waverly Avenue in North Patchogue when he was by a passing pickup truck around 9 PM on Monday night. The man was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead. He was 62-years-old.

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Driver Charged Following Fatal November Crash

February 11, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

ROCHESTER, NY- A driver has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and assault following an accident that killed a babysitter and child, and injured another child. The crash happened the day before last Thanksgiving on Edgewood Ave in Brighton NY, near Rochester. The 20 year-old driver, Ninoshka Vasquez-Ruiz, only had a learners permit and according to, News 10 WHEC, was speeding at the time of the accident. Babysitter Elmira Hall and Mila Ruangsuwana were killed in the accident and Evan Ruangsuwana sustained serious injures when they were hit on the sidewalk. Vasquez-Ruiz has turned her self into the police. 

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Woman killed in two-vehicle collision in Brooklyn

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

BROOKLYN, NY- A woman passed away following a two-vehicle car wreck in Brooklyn on Friday. The crash occurred at the intersection of Clarendon Road and East 37th Street around 1:45 PM.

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Teen Dies in Green Island Car Crash

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

ALBANY, NY-  A 17 year old pedestrian was hit and killed in a car accident on State Route 787 in Green Island. The crash occurred around 11 p.m. on Sunday when four pedestrians were hit. The three other victims are currently receiving treatment for their injuries. According to the Daily Gazette, there is an ongoing investigation into the crash. 

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One injured in car accident in Eltingville

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

STATEN ISLAND, NY- A car wreck in Eltingville in Staten Island left one injured on Saturday afternoon. An overturned vehicle was found at the intersection of Richmond Avenue and Amboy Road, but the accident occurred at Amboy Road and Putnam Street.

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Vehicle carrying infant slams into Surf Lodge in Montauk

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

MONTAUK, NY- Around 6:25 AM on Sunday morning, a vehicle slammed into the Surf Lodge in Montauk.

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Pedestrians Injured by Car Accident in Hoboken

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

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Suffolk Police Car Hit by Driver Accused of Driving High, Without a License

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

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Multi-car accident causes traffic on the Staten Island Expressway

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

STATEN ISLAND, NY-  Four cars crashed into one another on the Staten Island Expressway on Wednesday night around 6:44 PM. The accident occurred near the Richmond Avenue exit. 

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Pedestrian killed while crossing the street in Nassau County

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

FAR ROCKAWAY. NY- A pedestrian was struck and killed while attempting to cross Mott Avenue on Monday evening. The victim was just 24-years-old. 

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Man in Critical Condition Following Bay Shore Hit and Run Crash

February 05, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Car slams into restaurant in Staten Island

February 05, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

STATEN ISLAND, NY- A vehicle slammed into the Loon Chaun Chinese restaurant on Tuesday afternoon. One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

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Vehicle slams into Walgreens in Brooklyn

February 04, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

BROOKLYN, NY- Around 3 PM on Monday, a driver was attempting to back up in a Walgreens parking lot when another vehicle entered the parking lot. Instead of hitting his brakes, he hit his gas by mistake. He then crashed through the store.

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Pedestrian Killed in Nassau County Car Accident

February 04, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

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Driver Charged Following Fatal Accident in January

February 04, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

BROOKLYN, NY- A driver who hit and killed an elderly pedestrian on January 14th has been charged with failure to exercise due care and failure to yield to a pedestrian. Police found that the driver, Avraham Ederi, 22, turned onto 13th Ave while the victim, James Bright, 81, was crossing the street in the crosswalk with a green light. According to the NY Daily News, Bright died of his injuries in the hospital on January 23rd. 

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Carjacking spree ends in car accident in Manhattan

February 04, 2020 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

NEW YORK, NY- A woman went on a wild carjacking spree that ended in a car wreck in Manhattan on Friday night. The carjackings reportedly began on Fifth Avenue and 74th Street, where 25-year-old Aludein Marks ordered a driver out of his grey Mercedes Benz sedan.

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Pedestrian Killed by Queens Driver

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

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Mother killed, son injured in car wreck in North Merrick

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

NORTH MERRICK, NY- A tragic car accident in North Merrick claimed the life of one mother and injured her son on Saturday night. According to authorities, 39-year-old Lissette Quintanilla was struck by a vehicle on the Meabowbrook Parkway.

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Motorcyclist seriously hurt after collision in Staten Island

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

STATEN ISLAND, NY- Around 9 AM on Monday morning, authorities responded to a call of a motorcycle accident at Forest Avenue near Hamlin Place. A black SUV and a motorcyclist crashed into one another, and several airbags in the SUV reportedly went off after the accident.

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Driver hits police car while fleeing from officers

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

WESTBURY, NY- Authorites pulled over a vehicle for a welfare check on Saturday night, but the driver, 35-year-old Genri Palacios Acosta, was seen with cocaine in his car. Before officers could say anything, Acosta sped away from the scene at Broadway in Westbury. He then hit a police vehicle.

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