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Tony Stewart accident may lead to civil liability

Earlier this month, former NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was involved in an accident on the racetrack, which killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. The two drivers were racing in a sprint-car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York when Stewart's car clipped Ward's car. Ward's car then hit the wall, cut a tire and spun out of control. The officials raised a caution flag to tell drivers to slow down. Ward proceeded to walk onto the track, most likely to confront Stewart about what had just happened. Unfortunately, that's when Stewart's car hit Ward and killed him.

Car accident leaves three dead; drunk driving may be involved

Car accidents kill and injure many pedestrians and motorists in New York each year. Many of these accidents are, unfortunately, caused by drunk drivers. One driver is under the suspicion of drunk driving after an early morning accident on the highway left two people dead and three people injured. The drunk driver was traveling with three other young people when their car crossed the center line on the highway and collided head-on with another vehicle driven by a 65-year-old oil refinery worker. Two of the passengers in the car that crossed over died, as well as the 65-year-old driver of the other vehicle.

Woman facing manslaughter charges after deadly New York accident

Drivers are aware that they must uphold a certain standard of care when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Failure to uphold these standards could mean risking the life of the driver as well as other on the roadway.

Pedestrian killed by in New York car accident

Drivers have to be particularly cautious when pedestrians are present. A 25-year-old rabbinical student was recently hit and killed by a garbage truck in Crown Heights, New York, early one Sunday morning. The young man was crossing the street to attend a Morning Prayer service when the truck turned right and made contact. The man died at the scene. His two friends were following closely behind him in the crosswalk, but were uninjured.

Tyson Beckford's nephew involved in fatal road accident

The dangers of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol are made obvious by the number of fatal accidents that occur every year. These are often due to dangerous road conditions or a negligent driver failing to uphold the standard duty of car they should have while behind the wheel. Even the slightest form of negligence or distraction could lead to tragedy on the roadways.

Nurse claims Long Island hospital was negligent

Like other workplaces, hospitals see friction between employees and less-than-ideal support from management. Unlike many workplaces, however, hospitals and other medical facilities carry a singular responsibility to provide life-saving services. If improper supervision and clashing co-workers contribute to medical injuries, then patients' lives may be on the line.

Kaiser blamed for man's death due to dismissive approach

The following is an unfortunate story about how the medical industry can fail patients, sometimes in the most frustrating and tragic of ways. In Dec. 2011, a 53-year-old man complained of chest and shortness of breath. He was insured by Kaiser. He went to an unapproved hospital for Kaiser, but that hospital suggested performing a CT angiogram. It was never performed. He was quickly moved to a Kaiser-approved facility.

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