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Motor Vehicle Accidents Archives

Cyclist Pedro Tepozteco Struck & Killed by Truck Driver in Borough Park

Pedro Tepozteco, 26, was riding his bike on 47th Avenue, a one-way street in Borough Park, Brooklyn, when the 29-year-old driver of a box truck attempted to pass him. Tragically, the cyclist was run over and pronounced dead at Maimondes Hospital on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. 

Linda Douglas Struck and Killed by Truck Driver in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run

Linda Douglas, a 67-year-old mother and grandmother, was struck and killed by the driver of a tractor trailer at the intersection of Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues on the early morning of April 3rd, 2019. The driver fled the scene, but has since been located and released by police without being charged with a crime. 

Man Killed in Pelham Bay Hit and Run, Multiple Accidents in the Bronx

A 52-year-old man was killed by a dump truck in a hit and run accident in the Bronx, after reportedly fleeing the scene of another car crash which had occurred earlier that same morning. The fatality occurred near the intersection of Country Club Rd. and Mac Donough Pl. in Pelham Bay on March 12, 2019.

The Most Dangerous Residential Streets in Your NYC Neighborhood

Most New Yorkers already know to be aware and careful when they're near the city's busiest roads, particularly ones that get frequently used by cyclists and pedestrians. In contrast to these busy, multi-lane intersections, it is easy to assume that quiet, residential roadways in your local neighborhood experience lower rates of traffic accidents.

Use the Dutch Reach to Save Cyclist Lives and Prevent Car Damage

Responsible motorists are keenly aware of the danger that other cars, trucks and motor vehicles pose on the road. It's obvious why you need to stop and look both ways when you come to a stop sign. Nobody needs to be reminded not to start accelerating when they are waiting at the red light of a four-way intersection. These dangers are obvious to any licensed driver with even a shred of personal responsibility.

68-Year-Old Woman Killed in School Bus Hit & Run in Castle Hill, Bronx

A 68-year-old woman was struck and killed by a school bus which drove away after the accident in the Bronx neighborhood of Castle Hill on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Police have not yet located the driver, nor confirmed if the accident was a hit-and-run, or if the driver was possibly unaware he had hit someone.