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New York State Accident Round-Up- November 20th, 2015

This week's Banville Law weekly accident report has two DWI charges- one involving a DWI with children in the car and the other killing an elderly pedestrian.

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Dansville, NY: Motorcycle Accident On Route 63 Kills 51 Year Old Man

November 15th, a pick-up truck hit and killed a motorcyclist in the western part of New York. The accident happened on State Route 63 in Dansville, which is 40 miles south of Rochester.

The pick-up driver is reported to have stopped at an intersection, but failed to yield to oncoming traffic, therefore leading to him hitting the motorcyclist. The motorcycle driver was 51-year-old David Congdon from Perkinsville.

Congdon moved 50 yards away after being hit, and his motorcycle got stuck underneath the vehicle.

The pick-up driver had not been charged and the police do not suspect any use of drugs or alcohol in this crash.

Buffalo, NY: Wrong-Way Crash Kills One Driver

A wrong-way accident took place on I-90, Saturday, November 14th in Buffalo.

The accident killed one driver, left one in critical condition, and a third driver was not injured. An Audi driver headed south in the northbound lane smashed into a Toyota pickup truck. The vehicle involved in this crash swerved in an attempt to avoid crashing and hitting the other two vehicles.

The Audi driver was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The Toyota driver was rescued from his vehicle and taken to a hospital where he is in critical condition. The third driver was not injured.

For five hours, northbound lanes were closed as police investigated the accident.

Central Islip, NY: DWI Driver Kills Pedestrian

37-year-old James Fitzpatrick, of Central Islip, hit and killed a pedestrian on Long Island.

Suffolk County police arrested Fitzpatrick for drunk driving. The victim he struck was 63-year-old Robert Fornasier. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Fitzpatrick was scheduled to be arraigned later on.

Queens, NY: DWI Driver Crashes Into Garbage Truck With Children In Car

A driver from East New York, Brooklyn, smashed her Honda Pilot into a garbage truck 76th St. and Atlantic Avenue in Woodhaven.

The 36-year-old driver, identified as Rishma Sookdial, was charged with drunken driving. Authorities state that Sookdial had alcohol on her breath and she was slurring her words. In addition, she had four children in the car-including an 18-month-old.

She was charged with four counts each of DWI with a child passenger and child endangerment.

The children's ages are 15, 11, 10, and 18 months; all were taken to Jamaica Hospital with the 11-year-old suffering a broken leg.

Medford, NY: Long Island Man Dies In Utility Pole Crash

A 31-year-old man was killed after his car smashed into a utility pole. The accident took place on Granny Road in Medford on Wednesday.

The driver, Alan Bradley was headed east when his car crossed over into the westbound lane where it struck the pole.

The driver's car was impounded for a safety check and the investigators are looking into what caused this crash.

Volney, NY: Two Car Crash In Central New York

A two-car crash in central New York killed one woman and injured another. The accident took place in Volney, Oswego County, which is 23 miles northwest of Syracuse.

According to police reports, a Toyota was headed westbound on Route 3 when a Kia crossed over the road and crashed with the Toyota.

Unfortunately, the Toyota driver, 72-year-old Joyce Rice, was dead on the scene. The other driver of the car, a 56-year-old woman, was taken to University Hospital in Syracuse with non-life-threatening injuries. According to Troopers, charges against her are pending.

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: November 20, 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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