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New York man dies in what may have been a drunk driving accident

Drinking and driving is irresponsible, illegal and dangerous. Clearly, it also heightens the chances of a drunk driving accident, placing the driver and all others nearby in jeopardy. For one New York man, the apparent irresponsible acts of another person resulted in his death. A 29-year-old man...

New York girl dies in fatal accident one day prior to birthday

Accidents can happen at the drop of a dime. Driving is a responsibility that should be taken seriously, and all precautions should be made for conditions that are at hand while behind the wheel. Negligent driving can cause a fatal accident before a driver even realizes what has happened. This is...

New reforms could protect children from lead poisoning

Congress is currently in the process of taking up reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act, the law that regulates potentially harmful substances in our air, water, and in consumer products. There are many different types of toxic substances that easily make their way into our homes, including...

To prevent accidents, regulators set back-up camera requirement

In an effort to prevent some of the more than 200 deaths that occur each year when a driver backs up and hits another person, federal regulators have announced the implantation plan for a 2008 law requiring back-up cameras on all new model cars. The cameras will be particularly important for larger...

Accident victims sue city for police officer's dangerous driving

Five people have decided to commence a lawsuit against a police officer and the city of Albany after a serious car crash left them injured in 2012. The officer had a history of being involved in eight previous serious crashes and was known to have pursued dangerous car chases in the past. In the...

Watchdog group says airbag defect caused over 300 deaths

United States safety regulators have recorded 303 fatal incidents linked to defective airbags in General Motors cars. The defective cars were recalled last month and involved models dating back to 2005. Previous estimates had linked the airbags to only 12 fatalities and 34 crashes according to GM...

Dangerous intersection claims lives of two New York teenagers

Two New York teenagers were fatally injured in a car crash last week in a location that has had two other similar crashes within the past year. In this case the 19-year-old driver apparently lost control of his vehicle before striking the curb and then a tree in the backyard of a man's home. At...

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