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Live Injury-Free

There’s a critical health threat that deserves our attention: preventable, serious and life-threatening injuries.  Accidental injury is the #3 leading cause of death for people of all ages. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable deaths rose by 10% in 2016. Injuries don’t discriminate. It’s very likely that you or someone you know has -->

683 Pedestrians Killed in NY Area Over 3 Years – Calls for Better Safeguards

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign is using its new analysis of pedestrian fatalities to call for more and better safeguards. NHTSA data from 2010 through 2012 found that 683 pedestrians were killed in NY’s 12 downstate counties. The addition of New Jersey and Connecticut pushes the number of fatalities to 1,236. Mayor Bill de Blasio has -->

Back to School Traveling Safety Tips

It’s that time of year again! Kids are back in school and the roads are congested with buses and parents driving their little ones to school. Parents driving their children to school generate as much as 20 to 30% of morning traffic. Each year, approximately 800 school-age children are killed in motor vehicle crashes during -->

Police Officer Struck by a Drunk Driver in the City of Poughkeepsie

A City of Poughkeepsie police officer was struck by a car early yesterday morning around 1:30am after a drunk driver ran a red  light. The officer was on his was to assist colleagues with a stolen car and his lights and siren were on while he was traveling through the intersection of Hoffman Ave and -->

Middletown Man in Critical Condition After Hit-and-Run

An 86-year-old Middletown man is in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla after he was struck by a car during a hit-and-run incident on Monday evening. Donald Wester was hit around 5pm by a small silver sports utility vehicle as he checked his mailbox on County Route 1. The SUV continued on without -->

One Child’s Death is Too Many: Preventing Backovers in Driveways

Most victims of backovers in driveways are the elderly and children. The driver of the vehicle is often a neighbor or relative of the injured party.  Since most of these tragedies occur in private driveways rather than on the road, they are not typically included in traffic-crash fatality data. Therefore, experts rarely agree on the -->

Pedestrian Hit by Police Cruiser Along Route 209 in Deer Park

An Orange County pedestrian was hospitalized overnight with serious injuries after getting hit by a police cruiser. One of the town’s officers was driving on Route 209 around 10 p.m. when a male apparently jumped in front of the cruiser. The victim was flown to Westchester Medical Center. The Town Supervisor, Karl Brabanec, said that -->

Woman Hit By Pickup Dies in Saratoga Springs

A woman died on Friday, June 7, after she was hit and then run over by a pickup truck as she crossed Ballston Avenue. The woman, who was about 50, was using the crosswalk at the intersection of Ballston Avenue and Hamilton Street at 3:38 p.m. when a Ford F250 Super Cab pickup driven by -->

Indictment: Driver Who Hit New Windsor Pedestrian Was On Drugs

A 35 year old man, Arsen Berezhansky, of the Bronx, was arraigned Friday in Orange County Court on an indictment charging assault and vehicular assault, felonies, and driving under the influence of drugs. Mr. Berezhansky was said to be under the influence of drugs including oxycodone when the car he was driving struck a 47-year-old -->

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

As winter settles in, snowy and icy conditions can make roads and walking surfaces slick. Even when drivers and pedestrians are at their most cautious, accidents happen. When a person is hit by a moving vehicle, the injuries can be significant. Here are some safety tips to help you navigate the sidewalks and streets this -->