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New York Accident Report- October 16th, 2015

This week's Banville Law recap of accidents that happened in New York State includes a pedestrian accident, a DUI accident charge, and an SUV crash.


Queens, NY: Bicyclist Killed In Tractor-Trailer Crash

On Wednesday morning October 14th, a bicyclist in Queens, NY was killed in a crash involving a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer has been arrested on charges of manslaughter. The cyclist, a 34-year-old woman from Ridgewood, was struck when the tractor-trailer driver was making a right turn onto 56th Road at 48th Street in

The Ridgewood woman was unfortunately pronounced dead at Elmhurst General Hospital. Police state the 57-year-old tractor-trailer driver was taken into custody at the scene of the accident, and he faces charges of negligent homicide and driving while ability impaired due to drugs.

New York, NY: Truck Slams Into A Building, One Dead And Six Injured

Monday, October 12th, a 37-year-old woman died and six people incurred minor injuries due to a Coca-Cola truck hitting a group of pedestrians causing it to crash into a building in the Bronx.

This accident took place at East 138th Street close to Bruckner Boulevard in the Port Morris section.

It is not clear as to what led to the truck losing control. No other details about this accident are available. However, Coca Cola has released a statement stating that the company is saddened by the death of the pedestrian and it was assisting in the police investigation.

Islip, NY: Motorcyclist Involved In A Crash With A SUV

The Suffolk County police report that a motorcyclist is in critical condition following a collision with a sport utility vehicle (SUV) on Long Island.

The injured motorcyclist has been identified as 26-year-old Amanda Dominick from Islip. She was struck by the SUV on Sunday at approximately 4 p.m. She is being treated at the Southside Hospital Bay Shore.

The driver of the SUV, 34-year-old Timothy Kaye from Lindenhurst did not suffer any injuries.

The investigation of this accident is still continuing.

Smithtown, NY: Long Island Man Kills A Pedestrian While Driving Under The Influence

Suffolk County police report that a 43-year-old man, identified as Timothy Burke from St. James, hit and killed a pedestrian crossing the road while he was driving north on Route 111. The pedestrian was 51-year-old Kenneth Rich from Smithtown. Rich was pronounced dead at the scene.

Burke was charged and arrested for driving while intoxicated.  He awaits arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip.

There is no further information related to Burke's charges of intoxication.

Plattsburgh, NY: Drivers Injured In Head-On Crash

Two cars crashed into each other on Margaret Street, between Robinson Terrace and Elm Street. One of the cars involved veered so far off the road and onto a resident's lawn. The other car involved was wrecked in the front end. The road was closed by the police for hours while investigations took place.

An accident reconstruction team was called onto the accident scene. The two male drivers were taken to the
hospital in Plattsburg and one of the victims was later transferred to the University of Vermont Medical Center's Fletcher Allen Campus.

Ashland, NY: Grandmother and Grandson Killed On State Route 14

An upstate New York woman died in a car crash that sadly took the life of her 3-year-old grandson as well on Friday afternoon.

The 57-year-old grandmother, identified as Theresa Benjamin from Newfield, passed away at the hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. She died due to injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the vehicle was Benjamin's husband, who was driving north on State Route 14, when their vehicle swerved into the southbound lane, moved off the roadway, and crashed into an embankment in Ashland, on the Pennsylvania border.

Her three-year-old grandson died at the hospital on Friday. There were three other grandchildren in the car when the accident occurred, who were treated for injuries.

Early police investigations reveal that child restraint seats were not in use.

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: October 16, 2015
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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