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New York accident kills 2

A fiery two-vehicle car accident in the early morning hours of Aug. 15 left two people dead along Route 25 in Washington County. The vehicles involved possessed Vermont license plates, but the identities of the drivers have yet to be confirmed by authorities.

According to information released by the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the car accident occurred at approximately 5:15 a.m. when a 2003 Dodge Intrepid traveling eastbound along Route 25 collided head-on with a 1991 Chevy Camaro heading westbound. Witnesses told police that the Intrepid was attempting to pass another vehicle across the double lines along an uphill section of road and apparently could not see the Camaro heading the opposite direction in the westbound lane. The crash resulted in both vehicles being engulfed in flames and flung across the roadway.

2-car crash near entrance to Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Two people were injured in an accident on the Brooklyn-Queens expressway on Aug. 3. The two-car crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. when a 20-year-old man rolled his Toyota Corolla near the entrance to the lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The Toyota then struck a Mercedes Benz that was driven by a 75-year-old woman.

According to an MTA spokeswoman, the crash actually looked worse than how it turned out. Both of the drivers each suffered one minor car crash injury after their cars ended up sitting next to each other on the zebra stripes away from the path of oncoming vehicles. The Brooklyn-side approach to the lower level of the bridge was shut down for 10 minutes after the accident.

Woman killed by possible drunk driver

A New York crash on July 26 killed one person and injured two others, including a minor. The collision occurred in Henrietta, and police say that wreck was caused by an intoxicated driver.

According to responding officers, the car accident happened on Calkins Road and Hylan Drive. Witnesses reported that they saw a vehicle matching the description of one of the cars involved in the crash traveling at a high rate of speed on Calkins Road and crossing over the double yellow line. At the intersection, the two cars collided.

1 killed, 5 injured in multi-vehicle crash in New York

One person was killed and five others were injured in a three-car crash that occurred on July 17 in the Town of Milo. The incident happened at around 4 p.m. nearby Route 14 and Randall Crossing Road in Rome. Police said the accident occurred when an 26-year-old female driver failed to navigate the curve on Randall Crossing.

One of the vehicles struck was being driven by a 63-year-old Dundee woman, and the other was operated by a 37-year-old Montour Falls man. A 55-year-old passenger inside the former vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital, where she was listed in guarded condition as of the next day. The 37-year-old driver was transported to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.

Alcohol considered a factor in deadly 3-car crash

New York State Police report that a multi-car accident on Route 14 in Milo around 5 p.m. claimed the life of a 55-year-old Dundee woman and injured six other individuals involved. According to the report, police believe that the fatal crash was caused by an intoxicated 26-year-old driver who faces charges including second-degree vehicular manslaughter, a felony and driving while intoxicated.

The police stated that the accident occurred on Route 14 after a 26-year-old woman from Rome in Oneida County suddenly lost control of her vehicle while trying to negotiate a curve towards Randall Crossing Road. She then drove off the road and through a landscaped area, crashed into several railroad tracks and struck a northbound vehicle on Route 14. A third car that was traveling in the south lane of Route 14 was also struck in the accident.

Comedian sues Walmart after highway accident

According to authorities, the comedian Tracy Morgan recently filed a lawsuit against Walmart in connection with a June 7 auto accident that left the comedian with injuries to his leg and ribs. Reportedly, Morgan and several other individuals occupied a limo-bus that was heading to New York when it was rear-ended on the New Jersey Turnpike by a semi-truck owned by Walmart. How much the lawsuit is seeking in damages was not immediately clear.

According to the lawsuit, the driver of the Walmart truck was speeding and fell asleep at the wheel at the time of the accident. The suit claims that the driver was going 65 mph in a 45-mph stretch of the highway. The suit also claims that the driver was in violation of federal regulations for long-distance truckers since he had traveled 700 miles just prior to commencing his June 7 shift. Furthermore, the trucker was driving a Peterbilt truck with a collision-avoidance system that did not activate, the suit alleges.

2 dead, 2 injured in New York motor vehicle crash

A car accident that occurred in New York on July 4 that involved a Volkswagen, a Honda Civic and a tractor-trailer left two people dead. According to the report, the crash took place just west of Albany. The two deceased individuals were identified as a 29-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman.

State Police indicated the Volkswagen was traveling westbound in the center lane at what was described as a high rate of speed when it struck a Honda Civic, causing the Volkswagen to spin. The Volkswagen continued to travel west where it struck a tractor-trailer. When the Volkswagen collided with the truck, the force of the impact caused the passenger vehicle to split into two pieces. A fourth vehicle was struck by debris from the Volkswagen.

Brooklyn man killed in hit-and-run

A hit-and-run left a Brooklyn man dead in the early morning of June 28. The accident took place in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn as the pedestrian attempted to cross a street.

According to officials, a 32-year-old man was trying to cross the street just before 3 a.m. when he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 50-year-old Dyker Heights man. The pedestrian was unconscious and lying on the ground after the incident. He was transported to Beth Israel Hospital where the staff pronounced his death.

New York man critically injured in hit-and-run accident

A 59-year-old man was reportedly struck by a 2003 Chevrolet Impala while walking across Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn shortly before 1 a.m. on June 15, 2014. A witness to the pedestrian accident described seeing the car run over the man.

The driver allegedly sat in the car for a while and then ran away, leaving the car behind. According to the witness, the victim was airborne before falling onto the sidewalk. He was taken to Brookdale Hospital with critical injuries. The force of the impact was sufficient to smash the windshield on the passenger side of the car. Police have not yet released any information about the driver of the Impala, who is facing possible felony charges if he is apprehended.

1 dead, 1 injured in New York collision

On June 14, a 45-year-old woman was reportedly killed in a two-vehicle accident in Suffolk County at about 4 a.m. Subsequently, police detained a 54-year-old man on drunk-driving charges in connection with the fatal wreck, according to police.

Reportedly, the 54-year-old man was driving an Audi in Smithtown when he crashed into a Mercedes driven by the 45-year-old woman. Officials pronounced the woman dead at a local hospital. The 45-year-old man suffered minor injuries in the crash, authorities reported.

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