Those employed with the police department are often held to a higher standard. This is why it is particularly shocking to find out that when officers fail to obey the laws they are intended to uphold and cause car accidents. An off-duty New York detective was recently charged with several offenses after allegedly drinking and driving.
New York traffic laws are in place for a reason. When drivers follow these rules, the roadways typically remain safe avenues for travel. However, some drivers do not heed the warning signs and cause car accidents. One man was recently injured in a collision because another driver failed to follow the rules of the road.
Drinking and driving is never acceptable. Wrecks caused in this manner are especially tragic because they could be easily prevented. Unfortunately, car accidents in New York still often occur due to intoxicated driving. One driver was killed recently after being struck by an alleged drunk driver.
Whenever New York drivers get behind the wheel, they must think about not only their own safety, but also the safety of their passengers and others in or near the roadway. Drivers who fail to use caution often cause car accidents that result in property damage and severe injuries. An elderly man recently died from the injuries he suffered as a passenger in one such collision.
New York City is a hub for a wide variety of activities, and people are often in a rush to get where they want to go. Unfortunately, if they happen to be behind the wheels of their vehicles at the time, they can be menaces to those who share the road. Many serious car accidents are later discovered to have been entirely preventable were it not for the negligence of someone involved.
Regardless of how careful a person is out on the road, it can be difficult to react to the decisions of a negligent driver. A momentary lack of judgment while driving can have catastrophic results. These types of car accidents have the potential to cause serious harm to anyone involved. A 16-year-old boy is facing DWI charges after a recent accident involving a police chase in New York.
Traffic lights are placed at intersections for a reason. They are intended to control the flow of traffic and create a much safer environment for drivers. When a person fails to adhere to a red light, the result can be disastrous. Many car accidents happen at such intersections as the result of a negligent driver. A recent accident in New York left several people injured and one dead.
Safety should always be a major concern when walking near traffic. This is especially crucial in heavily congested cities, where many people choose to walk to avoid traffic. In most car accidents involving pedestrians, the person has little time to react to a car that veers off course. In a recent accident in New York, a man fell unconscious at the wheel before running into a girl on the sidewalk.
Drivers who cross over the centerline or median and crash into vehicles on the other side of the highway cause many of the collisions on New York roads. The reasons for these car accidents vary from distractions to fatigue and impairment, and in many cases, the cross-over driver dies in the crash, and the cause often remains a mystery. However, investigators may determine the reason for such a crash that caused two drivers to land in the hospital.
Losing a loved one is often devastating. This is the case for a 57-year-old New York mother and her 37-year-old daughter following the news that the son and brother of these women died in a crash in the early morning hours of a recent Thursday. This was one of many car accidents that claim the lives of people who experience vehicle problems on New York highways every year.