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A man was driving an SUV on Oyster Bay Expressway on January 27, 1993. He was in the left lane and a red Camaro came up behind him. The Camaro flashed his headlights on high beam at him. The SUV stayed put on the left lane. The Camaro then came up on the right lane and pulled alongside the SUV. The Camaro cut off the SUV.

The SUV was startled, he left the left land and went to the center lane. Again the Camaro pulled alongside the SUV. The driver of the SUV thought he was being carjacked so he veered away from the Camaro. The Camaro was persistent. The SUV made contact with the Camaro’s fender.

The SUV driver was now in full panic that he made an illegal U-turn on the Expressway. The Camaro followed him and flashed a badge. The Camaro tried to force the SUV off the road. It was only then that the SUV driver saw clearly that the driver of the Camaro was flashing a badge. The SUV immediately pulled over.

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On 12 March 2010, at approximately 9:15 a.m. on Albany Avenue, Amityville, County of Suffolk, State of New York, personal injuries were allegedly sustained by plaintiffs as a result of a pedestrian knockdown or automobile accident with defendants. At the time of the automobile accident, plaintiff was a pedestrian and defendant individual was the operator of a 2009 Dodge Charger that was owned by a rental company, the defendant corporation.

Defendant individual’s girlfriend had rented the vehicle from the defendant corporation.

Allegedly, plaintiff who was a school security guard was struck by the front of defendants’ automobile when it was in the driveway in front of the school where plaintiff was working. Defendants’ vehicle entered the school driveway to drop off a child and was unable to back out of said one-way driveway due to a school bus pulling behind it.

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Several cars were involved in recent multicar accident Staten Island which started after a flatbed truck collided with another vehicle. The chain reaction continued and eventually eight cars were involved in the pileup. In total, five vehicles, many with multiple passengers inside, were damaged in the incident, states a witness.

The car accident started near a construction side which may or may not have been the cause of slowing traffic at the time of the event. The truck driver was unable to slow down quickly enough to avoid hitting the vehicle immediately in front of him. The truck’s stopping time was longer than usual because there was sand on the portion of the road where the accident took place.

The midday accident might have been worse if it had happened during rush hour when more cars would have been on the road. Of the eleven people who were spread amongst the five vehicles, only three escaped without any noticeable injuries; the other eight people were sent to hospitals to receive treatment for a wide variety of minor injuries. At least one of the people involved in the accident was a toddler, who was properly placed in his car seat at the time of the incident.

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Joselita Rivera in his bicycle allegedly got some injuries when a side mirror of a car of Fenix Car Service Corp. hit the side bar of the bicycle. He only found out that it was one of their cars because of the sticker on the vehicle because the driver did not stop when it happened. A source said that Mr. Rivera filed a case before the court. In his request for a trial, he cited Fenix Car Service Corp. as a party that is also responsible for his injury as the driver was working for them, and they handled the operations.

To answer the court case, Fenix Car Service Corp. submitted an affidavit saying that their drivers are not their employees. Jose Elias Rodriguez who also drove for Fenix Car Service Corp. submitted a corresponding affidavit that says that they are not employees. Fenix Car Service Corp. says that what they provide their contractors is a dispatch service. A Lawyer found out that the vehicles were owned and maintained by their owners who are almost always the drivers of the cars as well. The president of Fenix Car Service Corp. says that the contract they have with the driver’s to pay them a weekly fee for the calls radioed to them, so they will have jobs. The process for their contractors if there is any accident is to notify them, for them can call emergency services but there was no call to report such an accident. When they learned about what happened, they investigated as to who was driving at that time. They interviewed each driver but no one has said they were involved in that accident. They were moving for a summary judgment because they are saying Fenix Car Service Corp. should not be part of the case even if the car had their sticker for identification.

The courts in Queens and Staten Island denied the motion because of various reasons. A Lawyer said that for a summary motion to be granted, at face value or with the initial look of the court there it does not show that there are any issues connecting the defendant to the case. If there were only allegations and no evidence showing connections, then it would have been granted by the court.

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Seymour Gutin while driving north on the East River drive in Manhattan with his wife had their windows open. It was a dry day that is why they had it down. After passing the 95th street, he notices pieces of concrete came in through his open window and one of them hit his eye. Near the 96th street intersection was the time he realized that he was bleeding. He hurriedly drove to the 116th street, which was the nearest exit and asked a policeman for help. It was found out by a reporter, that the police officer drove Mr. and Mrs. Gutin to the hospital where they removed his eye because of the extent of the damage.

The car was examined by the police, and they found four pieces of broken concrete. A suit was filed against Frank Mascali & Sons, Inc. They are the company that was incharge of the construction of an overpass between East 92nd Street and East 99th Street along the East River Drive. Checking on the contract, a Lawyer said that they were paid to make sure of the safety in the highways with respect to the construction and maintaining the traffic. There was a power house that was in that location which was part of their contract to demolish and use any product that can be used as filling for the road. Some of the by-products needed to be broken to smaller pieces before they can use it.

A Queens policeman assigned to the corner where the crane was used to break the concrete to smaller pieces testified that they utilized the ball to pound on the concrete to break it. A witness mentioned that the officer could cite a similar incident two weeks before what happened to Mr. Gutin because he had it recorded. He said he had warned the operating of the crane and some supervisors about the method. In the examination Frank Mascali & Sons, Inc.’s construction engineer confirmed the use of the ball to get the product they needed. He was not presented in the trial. In the trial, the concrete pieces found in Mr. Gutin’s car were also entered into evidence. The defense presented a receipt to counter the allegations. The receipt said that the delivery was delayed because the crane was not working. There were three signatories in the receipt but not one of them was the one who wrote that the delay was due to the malfunction of the crane. The crane operator signed a statement that he was operating the crane on the day of Mr. Gutin’s accident and noticed a blue car, the color of Mr. Gutin’s car near the intersection. The operator though says he can barely recall it. He testified though that he wouldn’t sign the document unless he was sure.

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A man in his early 20’s was charged earlier this week with reckless driving and driving while under the influence. The man was driving without a license earlier this week when he hit other vehicle. At the time of the collision he was traveling over 20 miles per hour over the speed limit, states a source.

The young man was driving along in his pickup truck, alleged drunk, when he hit a sedan and which swerved and went off the side of the road. The sedan then rolled several times and ended up upside down in a field. The driver of the pickup truck continued driving and will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident, which is a felony charge.

There were multiple witnesses to the incident in Queens which corroborated the sedan passengers’ stories. Police felt that they enough information to pursue the suspect for questioning.

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A very popular teenage student has lost her life in a single car accident. A reporter has obtained a copy of the police report. The report shows that the accident happened just before 8:00 AM close to 12800 Paige Bayou Road in Vancleve.

The teenage girl was killed just a week before she was due to graduate. She was a very clever student and was thought to receive good marks in her final exams explains a teacher.

The coroner’s report shows that the girl died from trauma and injuries sustained during the accident. The reporter explains that the very best treatments were provided to try and save her life, but unfortunately it was not possible.

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A young man was recently involved in a single car accident as he ran into a retaining wall around a single family residence. The young man, who is still in high school, received numerous injuries in the accident; he had had his driver’s license for less than two years at the time of the accident.

The young man, who has played football on the varsity team, received burns of the majority of his body. This will mostly likely keep him from participating in the fall season; burns can take several months to heal depending on the severity of the burns. In this case, the driver, who was alone in the car at the time of the incident, was able to survive the crash because witnesses helped him escape from the vehicle as it was engulfed in flames.

It is unknown what distracted the driver and caused him to crash into the wall in the first place. There was no sign that the boy tried to stop the car as he went off the road. Preliminary reports had not determined what speed the car was traveling when the accident occurred, only that the car was going fast enough to cause the fire.

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Fortunately nobody was seriously injured in a firefight between police and a robbery suspect. The police officer opened fire when he was in fear of his life, explains a witness.

Police were informed about the robbery and a police officer responded at around 4 PM. The police officer saw the suspect holding a gun at an employee of the bank. According to the report read by the reporter in Queens, the suspect then turned and pointed the gun at the officer. The gun was fully loaded and ready to be fired. This action caused the officer to fire his weapon.

When police fired the suspect – a 19 year old male – then dropped his weapon and ran out of the building through a back exit. Police are thankful that he did not return fire as this could have put the lives of hostages and the police officer in danger.

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The Oxford police department is currently investigating the cause of a car accident on Route 67, explains a witness. The accident happened when a car driver hit an electricity utility pole. This caused his car to spin off the road and ended up in a ditch off the road.

The accident occurred during the early evening at around 7:15 PM. The car lost control when it was on Route 67 and close to Brooklawn Drive. Eye witnesses say that the driver simply lost control of the car and hit a utility pole with a transformer attached. The car then spun off and landed in a ditch.

An eye witness said that as soon as the car hit the utility pole, the transformer started to spark and make loud noises. After hitting the utility pole, the car then hit a bump and flew into the air. It spun around and landed in the water in the brook.

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