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Two-Car Eltingville Crash Leaves One With Minor Injuries

Posted on March 24, 2018 A two-car Eltingville crash took place on Friday afternoon, according to a spokesman from FDNY. The crash took place near 4363 Amboy Rd. around 2:30. Two white sedans collided in front of a Stop & Shop. When officers arrived on the scene, they could tell that one vehicle had a damaged front bumper. One person suffered minor injuries after the crash. It is unclear if they were transported to the hospital or not. Have you been involved in an accident with another vehicle and you wonder what rights you have? We can help at Silbowitz Garafola Silbowitz [...]

Bronx River Parkway Pedestrian Accident Named a Hit-and-Run

Posted on March 24, 2018 This week, a pedestrian suffered injuries due to an accident that has been named a hit-and-run on the Bronx River Parkway. The pedestrian says that they were hit and injured by a silver/grey Mercedes last evening, according to Westchester County Police. The accident happened on the Bronx River Parkway near the Cross County Parkway, before 6:30 p.m. While officers are conducting an accident investigation, they said that the road will be closed. Pedestrian accidents are always serious, bringing severe injuries and even fatalities in the worst accidents. You don’t have to suffer alone if a driver has [...]

Vicki Lavine Injured in Accident Involving School Bus

Posted on March 24, 2018 Yesterday in the early morning hours, 40-year-old Dean Chrzan was driving a Birnie Bus Service school bus and tried to make a lane change, ultimately cutting off 43-year-old Vicki Lane of Ava in her Chevrolet Cruz. Lane quickly lost control of her vehicle trying to avoid the bus and struck a street sign as well as the center median on the road. There were no children on the bus at the time. Lane complained of shoulder pain and was immediately transported to the Rome Memorial Hospital by ambulance. As a result, Chrzan received an unsafe lane change [...]

Man Crashed Into Three Vehicles While Evading Police

Posted on March 23, 2018 Last night, a man crashed into three vehicles after he led police on a chase. The 26-year-old was reported as “having a gun” by somebody who saw him in the area of North Harlem. The officer who responded to the scene attempted to pull him over, but he ended up turning his lights off and driving through a parking lot. He ended up in Harwood Heights as he attempted to lose the officer. When he drove away from the parking lot, he crashed into three cars at an intersection and was immediately taken into custody. A 27-year-old [...]

Lucille Raphael Killed When Driver Backed Into Her

Posted on March 23, 2018 Today we found out that a 75-year-old woman named Lucille Raphael lost her life when a 71-year-old man backed his vehicle up into her. The accident happened on Utica Avenue when the man drove in reverse down a road, where he struck a parked vehicle and hit the woman. He hit another parked car along the way. When police reached the woman, she had severe injuries to her leg. She was immediately rushed to the Kings County Hospital and died there the next day. The driver was not injured. A police spokesman said that she suffered from [...]

John Hartwig Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

Posted on March 23, 2018 This week, a man from Massapequa was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for a crash that took place in April 2017. The crash took the lives of an elderly couple from Melville. 64-year-old John Hartwig pleads guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree and driving while under the influence. On top of that, John Hartwig is also a bar owner and should have known better than to make the reckless choice to drink and drive. When the accident took place, Hartwig was driving his Ford Explorer when he struck and killed two pedestrians who were [...]

Update on Dorothy Bruns Hit-and-Run Cases in NY

Posted on March 23, 2018 We reported on the case of Dorothy Bruns, a woman who was behind the wheel when two children were killed in Brooklyn. According to the New York Daily News, it has also been uncovered that Bruns was the driver in a hit-and-run accident that injured a woman in Staten Island. In this accident, Dorothy Bruns apparently struck a 28-year-old pedestrian named Brandy Williams when she was crossing a street. It was reported that she drove away after she ran over Williams’ foot and injured her wrist in Queens. However, it went off file when a highway [...]

One Man Dead and a Woman Injured in North Massapequa Accident

Posted on March 23, 2018 This week in North Massapequa, a 23-year-old man in a Nissan Maxima sideswiped a 24-year-old woman in a Nissan Altima. The Maxima spiraled out of control from the accident and veered off the road, where it hit a tree. He was instantly killed. The police have not yet identified him. The woman was injured, but her injuries are non-life-threatening. The accident took place on the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway. Injured in an accident with another driver who was not obeying the rules of the road? We can help you bring a claim of negligence at Silbowitz Garafola [...]

William Rounds of Waterville, New York, Killed in Accident

Posted on March 23, 2018 A New York man lost his life in an accident last night when tractor-trailer and pickup truck collided. Troopers who arrived at the scene found 46-year-old Clifford Miller had failed to yield at a stop sign in his GMC SUV. He pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer at an intersection. When he and the tractor-trailer collided, they hit a ditch and rolled over. Miller’s pickup truck caught fire and he died at the scene. They also found that the tractor-trailer driver, 61-year-old William Rounds, died in the accident. Investigators say that alcohol is not a factor [...]

Rollover Crash With DUI Injured Jessica Jurewicz

Posted on March 23, 2018 Today, Erie County Sheriff’s deputies were called onto the scene of a rollover crash in Marilla, New York. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle in a ditch with a woman trapped. The woman was identified as 34-year-old Jessica Jurewicz. She was promptly rescued from the vehicle and taken to ECMC for treatment for her injuries. A drug recognition expert evaluated Jessica only to find that she was driving under the influence of drugs when the accident took place. As such, she has been charged with DWI and other traffic infractions. DUI accidents can cause injuries as well [...]