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MTA Fatal Collision Ruled Not Criminal

This story is new as it happened on April 5, 2018. There was a fatal train collision that happened south of the Beacon Train Station. The accident has been ruled not criminal, according to Nancy Gamerman. She is a spokesperson for Metro-North. The train was scheduled to arrive at the Beacon Station at 12:08 p.m. The train hit an unidentified victim at 12:24 p.m. The incident left one person dead, and it appears to have involved an unauthorized person who was on the train tracks. The captain of the Metropolitan Transit Authority police, Jennifer Kelly, said that there were six officers who were...

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1 Dead, I Injured After Being Hit by SUV in Brooklyn

In Brooklyn, one person was killed and another person was seriously injured after being hit by an SUV. This accident happened on Tuesday afternoon at Avenue U and Gerritsen Avenue. According to officials, a black SUV went out of control and hit pedestrians as well as other cars. An 85-year-old woman was killed in the accident. A 90-year-old man was taken to Lutheran Hospital and listed in critical condition. Police are still looking into this crash. If more information becomes available about this accident, we will keep you posted. If you’ve been seriously hurt in a pedestrian accident that was caused by the negligent actions of...

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Suspect in Crash that Killed 5 Charged with 42 Counts

In Suffolk County, a man who was speeding in a stolen car and caused a chain-reaction crash that killed five people on Valentine’s Day has been charged with a 42-count Indictment. The suspect, Jamel Turner, is looking at five counts of depraved indifference murder and aggravated vehicular homicide. His indictment includes 37 felony charges. He was driving a stolen Camaro at the time of the accident and going around 154 miles per hour. Three of the people who were killed were in the same family. They were 55-year-old Jacquelyn McCoy, her daughter Mary Alice Booker and her son Anthony McCoy. A family friend,...

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Man Fatally Struck in Queens While Crossing Street

Police Are looking for a driver who caused a hit-and-run accident that led to one fatality. This accident occurred in Queens on Sunday. Police responded to a call at around 12:40 in the morning. The call said a pedestrian had been hit at Hillside Avenue and 153rd Street. Police found a 54-year-old man unconscious with severe trauma over his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man has been identified as Azeemuddin Jalaluddin. The early investigation found that a Honda Pilot was traveling west when it struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street. The driver fled the scene. The...

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Man Was Going 154 MPH in Long Island Crash that Killed 5

Five people died in a Valentine’s Day crash that occurred in Ridge. Four of the victims were in one vehicle which burst into flames during the accident. A mother and two of her adult children were among those killed. The man accused of speeding down the road at 154 miles per hour was 23 years-old, and he has been prosecuted. The man who caused the accident was Jamel Turner. Prosecutors say he was driving a stolen car and going around 154 miles per hour. They are also alleging that Turner bragged to friends that he would outrun the police if they tried to...

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Investigation Finds Buffalo Officer Did Not Have Sirens On When He Struck Pedestrian

This story is an update on a story we reported on last week. An officer who hit and killed a pedestrian was found to not be driving with emergency lights or sirens on when the incident happened. This information comes from the Buffalo Police, and the information was released last Thursday morning. The victim was 64-year-old Susan Lotempio. Lotempio was taking a morning walk near Hertel Avenue and Tennyson Avenue when she was hit by the police car. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer involved is Officer Daniel Ahearn. He is said to be cooperating with the investigators. New York State...

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Update: Victims Laid to Rest in Nassau Expressway Accident

Another update is available about the accident that happened on the Nassau Expressway. This accident resulted in the death of two people and injury to five other people. Two people are facing charged connected to the accident that left two dead in Inwood. This accident happened early on Wednesday morning. The two victims who were killed are being laid to rest. We now also have the names of the two people who were arrested in connection with the case. Zakiyyah Steward, 25, is being charged with driving while impaired. She is being charged with multiples counts related to driving while impaired. Also, 35-year-old...

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1 Person Dead in Car Crash in Oneida County

1 Person Dead in Car Crash in Oneida County

In Oneida County, one person died in early March after two vehicles crashed into each other. This accident happened on a state Thruway, and this information comes from State Police. This accident happened on a Tuesday night in early March. According to emergency responders, the accident happened in the eastbound lanes and was reported to have occurred at around 11:23 p.m. The crash happened in the town of Marcy which is just west of Route 49. According to police, multiple people were treated at hospitals in the area for injuries that were not life-threatening. The extent and severity of the injuries is...

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Update on Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident, Mayor de Blasio Speaks

Update on Brooklyn Pedestrian Accident, Mayor de Blasio Speaks

An incident we reported on earlier this week which resulted in the death of two children in Brooklyn has an update. The driver, Dorothy Bruns, hit into pedestrians on the crosswalk and caused the deaths of two children who were walking with their mothers. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has said he thinks Dorothy Bruns, who caused the accident because she ran a red light while driving in her white Volvo, should be in prison. Many people in Brooklyn are outraged after the accident. Residents of the Park Slope took to the streets to protest and asked the mayor to put...

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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

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When a person is killed because of the negligent or careless actions of another, the loved ones left behind may be able to sue for wrongful death. In these lawsuits, people seek compensation for their loss and the financial burden such as lost wages from the deceased, medical bills, and funeral costs. Also, lost companionship and other emotional impacts can be considered in these cases. Wrongful death laws and regulations vary by state, but they usually define who can sue for wrongful death and any limits on rewarding damages. Unusually spouses, immediate family members, children, and sometimes parents can claim wrongful death....

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