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September 2014 Archives

Studies find link between auto accidents and distracted drivers

Some drivers in New York might not be aware of the perils associated with driving and texting at the same time. In fact, there is an alarming correlation between all types of cellphone use while driving and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents, according to a number of statistics and studies amassed by the Federal Communications Commission. Citing such statistics and studies, lawmakers in many states, including New York, have passed laws prohibiting the use of hand-held mobile telephones while driving.

Pedestrian struck by cab in New York

A woman in New York was seriously injured after she was involved in a car accident with a cab on Sept. 2. The incident happened at approximately 12:40 p.m. at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. According to police, a Lincoln town car traveling southbound on Court Street and collided with a flatbed vehicle while turning west on Atlantic Avenue. After it hit the truck, the Lincoln reported veered onto the sidewalk and struck a 29-year-old female pedestrian.

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