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January 2017 Archives

Uber driver files suit after passenger crashes vehicle

An Uber driver has filed suit against his passenger and Uber Technologies for negligence after his passenger crashed his vehicle. The incident occurred when the Uber driver was hired by the passenger to drive him from Philadelphia to the Bronx. The two-hour drive proved to be too much for the Uber driver to handle, as he became too tired to continue driving. Instead of ending the ride, the Uber driver allowed his passenger to drive while he took a nap.

Sleep apnea testing now a priority after numerous train accidents

Many New York accidents are caused by sleep deprived drivers. While car accidents are typically the focus, a recent onslaught of train accidents has got the attention of New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as New Jersey Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker. The Senators released a letter to the National Transportation Safety Board requesting regulatory changes to reduce the number of accidents related to sleep deprivation.

New York man involved in drunk driving accident

As we celebrated the beginning of a new year, drunk driving accidents were occurring all across the country. Two teenagers are in critical condition after suffering severe injuries in a New York drunk driving accident. The pedestrian accident occurred shortly after midnight on New Year's Day. A man was allegedly driving when he crashed into another car and a pole before hitting the two teens. The man is now facing vehicular assault, DWI and other charges and is currently in jail on bail.

Recovering from injuries caused by distracted drivers

Staten Island is obviously a popular tourist location. Whether you live here full time or merely visit on occasion, you're probably familiar with the heavy traffic often present on the roads. While most drivers try their best to adhere to safety regulations and traffic laws, others appear more concerned with taking the perfect selfie or checking out billboards on the side of the road. Distracted drivers often cause serious motor vehicle collisions that result in severe injuries or, in worst cases, death.

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