Tag: Traffic Accidents and Safety

Trump Golf Club May Lose Liquor License Over Fatal Car Crash

New Jersey officials are moving to revoke the liquor license at one of President Trump’s golf clubs, which they say continued to serve a man who was already intoxicated and got into a fatal car crash shortly after leaving the club in 2015. If successful, the move, first reported by The Washington Post, would be […]

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After Cyclist Deaths, City Adjusts Traffic Lights to Slow Cars

The death toll has become a grim reminder of the dangers of biking on New York City’s congested streets. It has continued to rise even as city officials have sought to make streets safer by redesigning intersections and building more protected bike lanes to separate cyclists from vehicles. Twenty-five cyclists have been killed so far […]

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Dash Cams That Can Back You Up in an Accident

When you can’t rely on people to tell what happened after a crash, a dash cam may be your only good backup. “My client says he had a green light while driving through an intersection,” said Ben Schwartz, a personal injury attorney. “But another driver, who came through the same intersection and struck him, claims […]

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3 Soldiers Killed in Training Accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia, Official Says

Three soldiers were killed and three others injured in a training accident at an Army base in Georgia on Sunday, an official said. The soldiers were in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that was involved in an early-morning accident at the base, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, the official, Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto, commanding general of the […]

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Bus Near Saudi Holy City of Mecca Crashes, Killing 35 People

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say 35 pilgrims have been killed in a bus crash near the Muslim holy city of Mecca. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported Thursday that four others were injured in the crash. The agency, quoting police in Saudi Arabia’s Medina province, said the crash happened around […]

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Trump Stuns Grieving Britons: Meet the Suspect in Your Son’s Death

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he had tried unsuccessfully to arrange a White House meeting between the parents of a teenager killed in an August crash in Britain and the American driver involved in the crash. The parents, Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, met with Mr. Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday […]

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U.K. Says Immunity of U.S. Diplomat’s Wife ‘No Longer Relevant’

LONDON — The diplomatic immunity of Anne Sacoolas, the American woman who is a suspect in a road crash that killed Harry Dunn, a British teenager, is “no longer relevant” in the case, Britain’s foreign secretary has said. Ms. Sacoolas, the 42-year-old wife of a diplomat, fled Britain using diplomatic immunity after the police in […]

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Shop Faked Brake Repairs Before Limo Crash That Killed 20, D.A. Says

ALBANY, N.Y. — Of all the mysteries surrounding last year’s deadly limousine crash in upstate New York, the most central is this: Why didn’t the vehicle slow down? On Thursday, that question gained more focus after reports that the limousine operator had brought the vehicle in for brake service in the months before the crash, […]

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Errol Spence Jr., Boxing Champion, Is Hurt in Dallas Car Crash

Errol Spence Jr., a welterweight boxing champion, suffered serious injuries in a car crash near downtown Dallas on early Thursday, but is expected to survive, according to the authorities. Spence, 29, was driving a white Ferrari at high speed just before 3 a.m. when the vehicle veered over a median, flipping multiple times and tossing […]

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Britain Demands Return of American Woman Who Fled After Fatal Crash

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Monday for the wife of an American diplomat involved in a crash that killed a teenager to return to Britain, saying he would ask President Trump to intervene if the impasse was not resolved through diplomatic channels. Mr. Johnson’s statement — in which he also disclosed the […]

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Bill de Blasio Needs to Get to Work

In 1972, Mayor John Lindsay came home to New York in April after winning just 7 percent of the vote in the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary, the stench of failure following close behind. “He came back with his tail between his legs,” said Jay Kriegel, who served as Mr. Lindsay’s chief of staff. Back home, […]

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Virginia Officer Who Turned Driver in Crash Over to ICE Is Suspended

A police officer in Northern Virginia has been taken off patrol duty after turning over a driver who was involved in a traffic accident to immigration authorities, an official said, stirring questions about the role of local police in immigration enforcement. In a statement on Tuesday, Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. of the Fairfax County […]

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Here She Is, the Safest Driver in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — If you can navigate the maze of roads and freeways in this city and choose not to break a single traffic law, congratulations. You deserve a prize. That prize could have been $20,000, in fact, if you had enrolled in the first L.A.’s Safest Driver contest this summer. Deborra Sarei, 46, a […]

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Man Is Charged With Terrorism After Driving S.U.V. Through Illinois Mall

A 22-year-old man who drove his black sport utility vehicle into a mall in a Chicago suburb on Sept. 20 was charged with terrorism, the police said on Sunday. The man, Javier Garcia, of Palatine, Ill., was also charged with criminal damage to property. He was denied bail on Sunday after a court appearance. ImageJavier […]

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Beep. Ding. Vroom. Electric Cars Need to Make Noise for Safety, but What Kind?

Two years ago, Nissan hired the studio Man Made Music for what seemed like a straightforward task: Design a sound that its quiet electric vehicles could play to announce themselves on the road. The automaker wasn’t just splurging on a flashy feature. It was preparing for a federal regulation set to take effect next year […]

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De Blasio’s Back: Here Are 6 Major Problems He’s Facing

[Read more about the mayor’s decision on Friday to end his bid for the Oval Office.] After five months of a presidential campaign that generated more shrugs than buzz, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that he would end his candidacy and focus on his full-time job running New York City. The clock is […]

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Baby in Stroller Killed by Car With ‘Possibly Intoxicated’ Driver

A 1-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday when a driver, “possibly intoxicated,” lost control of his car in the Bronx, jumped a curb and hit the child, who was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, the police said. The driver, who was not identified, was taken into custody after the accident, which occurred […]

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Good News if You’re Addicted to Texting

Weather: Partly cloudy and cool, high in the mid-70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Sept. 30 (Rosh Hashana). ImageCreditGary Hershorn/Getty Images For years, distracted walking has been considered an unavoidable reality in New York. Texting while walking absent-mindedly is an “epidemic, which needs to end,” Gothamist declared in 2012. A year later, a video on […]

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Yes, Texting While Walking Is Relatively Safe. (But Still Annoying.)

If you have crossed a street in a major city recently, the odds are good that you have bumped into someone staring at a phone. Perhaps your eyes were also locked on your phone at the time. Maybe they are on the screen as you cross the street right now. (If so, look up! This […]

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