Articles Posted in Westchester County

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This case was brought about by a car accident involving a Pontiac automobile which crashed into the living room of the house of the plaintiff-decedent after being pursued by members of the Suffolk County Police Department. The vehicle was owned by defendant-corporation, which rented the car to defendant-lessee, who alleged that defendant-perpetrator took possession of the subject vehicle without her knowledge or consent.

Defendant-corporation sought the dismissal of the complaint and alleged that it is the owner of the subject vehicle, as well as a company in the business of renting automobiles and is therefore insulated from liability by operation of the “Graves Amendment” as codified at 42 USCA §30106 and which is a part of the Federal Transportation Equity Act. Hence, all claims asserted against defendant-corporation must be dismissed as a matter of law.

Defendant-corporation’s Senior Loss Control Administrator stated that in December of 2006, it was the owner of the 2006 Pontiac automobile bearing the license plate CWJ197. He further states that on December 20, 2006, said vehicle was rented to defendant-lessee. The two affidavits authored by defendant-lessee revealed that she was not the owner of the 2006 Pontiac automobile but rather rented same on December 20, 2006 from defendant-corporation and that defendant-perpetrator operated the subject automobile without her knowledge, permission or consent.

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A doctor and his wife from Manhattan, riding in their Jeep were stopped at an intersection where they were in line to turn left. As they were waiting for the light, a police car came from the opposite direction. It was travelling at a high speed and when it reached the intersection, the police car skidded and started spinning.

It was the doctor’s wife who first saw the spinning police car. By the time they saw the spinning police car, it was too late to get out of its way. The police car hit the doctor’s Jeep on its left front side. The police car hit the Jeep with such force and momentum that the Jeep started spinning.

The doctor and his wife sustained injuries for which they were hospitalized and rendered unable to work. The police officer who was driving the police car was also injured. He did not have any memory of the car accident because of the head trauma which he suffered.

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The cause of action is for personal injuries sustained by the plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in front of 980 Madison Avenue in New York County when the taxi in which she was a passenger struck another vehicle. Plaintiff’s face came into contact with the divider between the rear seat and front seat inside the vehicle.

Defendants move for the dismissal of plaintiff’s compliant on the ground that she has not sustained a serious injury as defined under Insurance Law.

A witness said, that the injuries alleged to have been sustained by the plaintiff as listed in her bill of particulars, include, a two centimeter laceration below her nose which has left a permanent scar, cervical strain, upper thoracic strain, headaches, “ADHD-like symptoms; generalized anxiety disorder; depression.” In support of their motion, defendants annex a copy of plaintiff’s deposition testimony. In addition, defendants submit the affirmed report of Robert D. Goldstein, M.D., a plastic and reconstructive surgeon who examined the plaintiff Dr. Goldstein reports shows that there is a 1.5 cm transversely oriented scar in the upper lip. This scar is of good cosmetic quality and does not show any evidence of hypertrophy or keloid formation.

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During a recent musical tour the brother of Aasdesh Shrivastava, a famous composer, was killed when there was a crash during a convoy as the tour moved between cities. The brother was working as a manager for a renowned Pakistani singer. The brother was riding a vehicle directly behind the performer’s the when the incident took place. The headline singer escaped unharmed.

While the group traveled between events, the driver of the lead vehicle an SUV, lost control of the vehicle and rolled the car several times. SUVs tend to be top heavy and are more prone to toppling over or rolling than smaller cars which are lower to the ground, explains an expert .

It is unknown, pending further investigation by the police, what caused the driver to be distracted at that moment. Unfortunately, when driving an SUV, a momentary distraction that causes a vehicle to go off course followed by a sudden correction when the driver realizes their error can often lead to these types of accidents.

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In an almost movie-like event Angela I. Jansen was injured because her vehicle was hit by the car of a fleeing suspect. What happened was, in February 14, at around 10:45 in the evening, Trooper James E. Maring of the New York State Police received a radioed message that a Buick had been stolen. Trooper Maring proceeded to the street where it was reported as stolen and watched out for the automobile. He sighted it with a male driver and proceeded to pursue it. He radioed in order to confirm if it was the stolen vehicle, and it was. A witness said that from the information he got about the car chase the driver headed south while being trailed by the police. At some point, Trooper Richard C. Peck who was in the process of filling up his police car with gas noticed the Buick being followed by a police vehicle. He joined Trooper Maring in the pursuit. A third officer joined the chase before they reached the intersection where Mrs. Jansen’s car was hit. He was identified as Trooper McLaughlin.

The police officers had established a plan to box in the suspect. To do this one of them had to overtake the Buick. They were going more than 50 mph so that one of them can be in front of the pursued car. According to Mrs. Jensen, she stopped at the intersection because she had to turn left on Bailey road that intersects with Route 11 where the police was chasing the Buick. Before she had the chance to turn, a cop said, she already noticed the police lights. She just stayed where she was. The Buick hit their car in turning and the impact caused Mrs. Jensen to hit various parts of the car that had injured her. She had to undergo medical treatment for them.

A Lawyer found out that Mr. Gunter Jansen and Mrs. Jansen filed a case against the State of New York with the alleged negligence of the police officers with the pursuit. In the investigation, it was found that the police cars did not hit Mrs. Jansen’s car directly. The courts in New York City and Westchester though looked at the event as it progressed. The court determined that the police officers had the chance to shoot the tires of the Buick that would have slowed it down at least.

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Two months ago, a teenager was involved in a car accident when a drunk driver plowed into her family’s car while they were on their way home from church. The girl’s father and sister, who were also in the car at the time of the accident, sustained relatively minor injuries, reports a witness. The girl head went through the roof of the car which caused major head trauma and damage to both of her eyes.

Initially the girl from NYC was in critical condition as the accident lead to fluid building up around her brain. She also had to have surgeries on both of her eyes. After the swelling went down, the girl went through many months of intense physical therapy.

The family has been grateful for all the support of the community. Several local restaurants held fundraisers for the family. These fundraisers have been extremely helpful since both parents have been out of work since the accident, and the family does not have health insurance.

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Three teenagers were in a speeding vehicle which was the instigator in a recent car accident. The three passengers were in high school at the time. It was the younger of the two boys who was killed as the car the boys were driving collided with an SUV. The police have formally charged the boy who was driving at the time of the accident; although more charges may be forthcoming, reports a witness, as the police continue to investigate the event.

The three teenagers were out driving and had just filled up the car at the time of the accident. The older boy’s girlfriend was pregnant at the time of the car accident accident. The young man was probably dealing with the many emotions that surround impending fatherhood when he was recklessly drove the vehicle through the college town that both boys called home.

It has been alleged that the boys had put gasoline into their vehicle and then driven off without paying for the gas. The car was traveling at approximately 90 miles per hour at the time the car smashed into the SUV. The car had been driving somewhat suspiciously when a police car spotted them and began to follow the car. When the driver decided to accelerate to such dangerous speeds was immediately after the police officer attempted to pull over the vehicle.

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Four young men are dead after an unfortunate car accident. The young men, all of whom were in their early 20’s, were riding together in a midsize sedan at the time of the collision, explains a witness.

The midsized sedan was driving at a reasonable speed when something distracted the driver and caused him to veer off to the side of the road. Weather was not considered to be a factor in this incident, so it is being presumed, at this time, that the source of the distraction was inside the car. Because all four men died in the accident, it is likely that what exactly happened in those tragic few moments will never be known.

After the car swerved off the road, the driver attempted to correct his error and turned the car back into his lane. The car overcorrected and moved into a more center lane. The lane was occupied at the time by a large pickup truck. The sedan was broadsided by the pickup truck. The passenger side of the sedan was demolished. The speed of the truck at the time of the accident was not immediately available.

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The teams attending a car accident faced challenges to free the driver from the vehicle. The force of the accident crushed the vehicle which trapped the driver inside their car. The accident occurred on Sunday afternoon and it took several hours for the driver to be removed.

The accident and injury occurred because the driver lost control while driving. It’s not currently clear why this was allowed to happen. However, the weather conditions were fairly poor. It was rainy and it’s thought that he may of lost control due to this. When the driver lost control of the car in New Haven, he continued and hit a parked car and then smashed straight through a safety fence. The car still carried on moving and travelled down an embankment.

The firefighters were called to the site of the accident because the driver was trapped inside. The fire service was under the impression that the accident was pretty much like any other car accident. However, when they arrived they found that it was much more difficult than they imagined. However, they managed to handle the accident and rescued all the affected people.

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The police were extremely busy over the weekend. One police officer was first assaulted between the hours of 8 to 8:30 PM while he was at a traffic stop. The police also needed to respond to a traffic accident in the area. The crash was so serious that the driver needed to be cut free from the vehicle, explains the report.

The driver was a middle aged man who came from East Greenwich. He lost control of his vehicle and flipped it several times when it came to rest on its roof. After the emergency services arrived on the scene they managed to cut him free from the vehicle using the Jaws of Life. He was then transported by ambulance to Rhode Island Hospital where he is still undergoing treatment for his injuries.

The exact cause of the crash is not currently known as it is still being investigated. However, the police believe that excessive speed is likely to be the main cause of the accident. The driver is thought to be in a stable condition, however his condition has not been released by the police, says the source.

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