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January 2015 Archives

Police say drowsiness or distraction led to fatal bus crash

New York State Police say a fatal rollover bus crash that took place on July 18 was caused by a driver who was distracted or drowsy. After investigating the accident, police concluded that the bus driver was not impaired by drugs or alcohol or using a cell phone when he veered off the shoulder of 1-87 in North Hudson. Investigators also concluded that there were no roadway defects, mechanical problems or other hazards that could have contributed to the wreck.

Whiplash caused by car accidents

As New York drivers may know, whiplash is a common injury when a vehicle is struck from behind. The impact causes the person's body to move forward disproportionately from the head. As the head snaps forward to realign itself, it creates a rapid forward and backward movement that may cause strain to the muscles, ligaments and tendons.

Man sentenced to prison term in death of 18-year-old

A New York man received a sentence of 10.5 to 32 years in prison for aggravated vehicular homicide in the 2012 death in Lindenhurst of a young woman who was blocks away from her home. The judge in the case stated that he hoped the maximum sentence given to the drunk driver would serve as an example.

New York driver dies in wrong-way accident

A Dec. 28 car accident left one driver dead and a second driver receiving treatment in a local hospital. Prior to the accident, several callers phoned the local police station and reported seeing a vehicle driving east along westbound State Route 17 in Mamakating. New York police investigating the calls later came across an accident involving the vehicle.

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