Dylan Williams, 8, died after being struck on the head by a baseball at his youth all-star game practice in Union City, Indianapolis. Dylan went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children where doctors struggled to save his life. He was pronounced brain dead after his brain was deprived of oxygen for 40 minutes. An autopsy showed that Dylan had died from ‘complications of blunt force trauma to the right side of his head and neck’.

Masterbuilt Manufacturing recalls Electric Smokehouse Smokers due to a fire hazard. The wood chip tray can fail to slide securely into the smoker, causing the wood to combust and the smoker’s cabinet door to blow open, posing fire hazard. The upright electric smoker is a rectangular, black matte colored cabinet with a stainless steel door with a glass window.  The smokers were sold with a remote control and have a control panel on the top front of the unit.

As a patient, you believe you are in good hands, but even the best doctor can make a mistake that could change your life or a loved one’s life forever. Medical errors kill more than 250,000 people every year in the U.S. and injures millions. These injuries are often preventable and there are strategies that you can use to help your doctors and nurses get things right.

Two men were hospitalized after they were involved in a head-on crash in Woodbourne on Wednesday, July 10th. Fallsburg police were on the scene. Arjun Malhotra, 18, was driving a Toyota Sedan along Route 52 when he drifted into oncoming traffic at 5:48pm. The Toyota crashed into a 2004 Hyundai Sedan driven by Yitzchik Unger, 33.

17-year-old Amanda Morabito died after the car she was traveling in on Saturday, July 6th hit a utility pole. At 4:30pm, a 1996 Honda Civic driven by Joshua Crespo, 18, was traveling northbound on County Route 31 near Glen Spey when it ran off the road and hit a utility pole. Morabito died of her injuries at Westchester Medical Center after being flown from the scene. She was sitting in the front passenger’s seat.

Four teenagers were hospitalized after a Saugerties teen reportedly lost control of his car on Friday, July 5th and hit a utility pole in Rosendale. Joseph Carter, 17, the driver of a Chevy Camaro, and passenger Tyler Hogan, 18, were taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Poughkeepsie with a hip bruise and minor head injury after the 12:30pm crash. Passengers Jason Rodriguez, 17, and Samuel Greene, 16, were taken to Kingston Hospital with minor injuries.

A Kingston man was in critical condition on Sunday, June 7th when he drove his car off Route 28 and down a steep embankment. Gregory Dubois, 60, was driving his Chevrolet Aveo eastbound south of Jockey Hill Road when he swerved across the lanes, through oncoming traffic in the westbound lane and down an embankment, then hit a tree. Dubois suffered severe head and leg injuries and was taken to the Broadway hospital campus of Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley.

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