On April 24, a 56-year-old woman died from the injuries she suffered in a pedestrian-car crash in Coram. The fatal accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on April 20, according to the report.
One person was killed, and two others were injured when an SUV plowed into an AT&T phone store on Long Island March 30. The accident happened around 11 a.m. on Northern Boulevard in Great Neck.
Three New York residents lost their lives in a three-vehicle crash in the Ontario County town of Phelps on Dec. 16. The accident occurred at approximately 11 a.m. at the intersection of Route 14 and Bostwick Road.
An accident involving a bus, a tractor-trailer and a car on Interstate 81 in New York in the early morning hours of Nov. 6 left one person in critical condition and injured 26 others. The critically injured man was behind the wheel of the bus, and the other injured individuals were among the 52 passengers on board. The accident took place in the highway's southbound lanes near Syracuse at approximately 2:30 a.m.
A New York firefighter has been charged with criminally negligent homicide and DWI following an early morning car crash that killed a Port Chester woman and injured her husband on Nov. 3. Authorities are running tests to determine if the 34-year-old man, who is a member of the White Plains Fire Department, had drugs in his system at the time of the accident.
Authorities reported that a Brooklyn transit bus crashed into at least three cars and the side of the Linda Tool parts building on Oct. 22. The crash occurred around 5:50 p.m. when a cab in Red Hook allegedly ran a stop sign, hitting the bus and causing it to lurch off of the road.
Local law enforcement officials report that a two-vehicle head-on collision in Colchester at around 10 a.m. left one person dead and four others with serious injuries on Aug. 21. An ambulance transported all of the injured parties to Harris Hospital in Liberty. They were later transferred to Westchester Medical Center.
A local sheriff's department in New York reported that two individuals were killed in a head-on collision on Route 25 in Granville. According to a witness, the crash occurred around 5:15 a.m. on Aug. 15. The two vehicles, a gray Dodge Intrepid and a red Chevy Camaro, were in flames when police arrived to the accident. Both drivers were dead at the scene and could not be immediately identified. Both vehicles had Vermont license plates. The drivers were taken in for autopsy that may provide clues as to their identities.
New York residents may be interested to learn of a new program that seeks to reduce the number of women in the United States who die during childbirth. Currently, the U.S. ranks last in mother mortality rates amongst developed countries and 47th out of 180 countries researched. A new report by the United Nations and World Health Organization shows that two or three women in the United States die every day due to pregnancy-related issues, adding up to about 50,000 annually. These numbers may sound bleak, but Merck for Mothers has started a $500 million initiative to fix them.
Cosmetic surgery may be commonplace in New York, but it's still surgery, with all the risks that come with going under the knife. When general anesthetic is involved, the risks are particularly high.