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Man killed, woman injured in New York head-on collision

On March 24, a Pennsylvania man was killed in a car crash on Route 62 in Kiantone. The accident happened at approximately 7:45 a.m. just south of Riverside Road, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office.Authorities said the driver of a Ford Focus headed south on Route 62 lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, hit a guardrail and entered oncoming northbound traffic lanes. The Ford then stuck a Subaru Legacy head-on. The driver of the Ford, a 57-year-old man from Warren, Pennsylvania, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Subaru, a 50-year-old woman from Russell, Pennsylvania, suffered injuries to her legs, hand and head. She was taken to WCA Hospital for treatment.The New York State Department of Transportation said the northbound and [...]

Man killed, woman injured in New York head-on collision2015-03-30T00:00:00+00:00

Traffic crimes can lead to serious consequences in New York

Driving is not without its risks, and there are many potentially dangerous conditions that a driver may face. Not only could adverse weather conditions or improperly maintained roads create the possibility for an accident to occur, but there are also other situations in which a person is accused of a traffic violation that is simply not their fault. However, that does not mean that a person will avoid being ticketed or charged with a traffic offense.The criminal defense attorneys at Braunfotel & Frendel LLC are experienced in fighting for those who have been issued traffic tickets. They can argue to reduce the charges against the individual and avoid the establishment of a criminal record.There are a number of traffic crimes of which a person could be accused. They include driving [...]

Traffic crimes can lead to serious consequences in New York2015-03-27T00:00:00+00:00

New York patients and misdiagnosis

Being diagnosed with an illness like breast cancer can be an emotionally and physically taxing experience for the patient. An error made by the health care professional when evaluating the results of a diagnostic procedure could lead to a patient being misinformed, mistreated and potentially harmed. Findings from a recent study have indicated that this may be relevant to patients who rely on medical professionals to interpret the results of breast cancer biopsies for an accurate diagnosis.A recent study showed that evaluations of the biopsies were inaccurate as much as 75 percent of the time. Such medical errors may lead to the failure to prescribe an appropriate treatment for the patient's actual condition. With approximately 1.6 million women having breast cancer biopsies performed each year in the United States, many [...]

New York patients and misdiagnosis2015-03-25T00:00:00+00:00

What constitutes a valid New York search warrant?

Criminal procedure laws are put into place in order to protect the rights of an individual who has been accused of a crime and to ensure that individuals are not unjustly treated. One such law involves the legality of a police search or seizure. As part of the investigation or arrest process, police in New York may need to obtain a search warrant in order to search a particular building or person. According to New York Criminal Procedure Code, Section 690.05, the purpose of obtaining a search warrant is to allow police to seize property or to arrest a person. However, there are certain types of information that a valid search warrant must contain.New York Criminal Procedure Code, Section 690.45, lays out the information regarding the necessary content of a [...]

What constitutes a valid New York search warrant?2015-03-20T00:00:00+00:00

Alleged drunk driver kills New York hospital employee

A 36-year-old Long Island woman is facing drunk driving charges after she allegedly caused a fatal wrong-way crash on March 13. The accident happened just after midnight, according to Suffolk County police.Authorities said the woman was traveling north on Route 25A in Smithtown when she veered into oncoming traffic, slamming into a Toyota Camry. The Camry driver, a 59-year-old Island Park man, was rushed to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center where he died. Apparently, the victim was returning home from his job as a supervisor in the radiology unit of the hospital when the crash occurred.The suspect was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. Officers said an initial field sobriety test indicated she was very intoxicated. The results of an official blood alcohol content level test are [...]

Alleged drunk driver kills New York hospital employee2015-03-16T00:00:00+00:00

Woman injured when hit by cab in New York

At approximately 5:50 a.m. on Mar. 2, a 42-year-old woman from California was putting her luggage in the trunk of a cab near Times Square when she was struck by another cab. The first cab was being driven by a 61-year-old veteran cab driver and was parked at a red light when the woman began loading her luggage in it. A second cab, driven by a 34-year-old rookie, slammed into her, pinning her between the two vehicles.The rookie had recently finished his probationary period in 2014 and alleged that he did not see the woman in the dark. He further stated that he braked and thought that he had struck the cab, not the woman. The accident occurred at 49th Street and Seventh Avenue.NYPD officials said that neither of the [...]

Woman injured when hit by cab in New York2015-03-12T00:00:00+00:00

What is identity theft in New York?

Last week we discussed an incident in which a New York man was accused of credit card fraud. Today, we are going to take a look at another type of white collar crime - identity theft.What is identity theft? In general, identity theft includes the illegal taking of the personal information of another, and then using that information to commit certain crimes such as fraud or theft.Various types of information can be considered personal information. A person's name may be the first thing one thinks of when one's identity is stolen, but the taking and using of other types of information can lead to accusations of identity theft as well. This includes birthdates, Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, addresses, telephone numbers, credit card numbers, birth and death certificates and [...]

What is identity theft in New York?2015-03-12T00:00:00+00:00

New York man faces charges of credit card fraud

When one thinks of theft crimes they may picture a bank robbery, car jacking or other violent interaction. Yet theft crimes can also include certain types of white collar crimes. For example, one type of white collar crime is credit card fraud.Recently, a 24-year-old New York man has been charged with several counts of white collar crimes, including identity theft and possession of a forged instrument. The charges cam after police in Clarkstown, New York, were called to a shoe store, where the man allegedly attempted to buy gift certificates using a reportedly fraudulent credit card. According to police, the credit card number on the security strip did not correspond to the one on the front of the card itself. In addition, police accuse the man of having a forged [...]

New York man faces charges of credit card fraud2015-03-05T00:00:00+00:00

Off-duty detective dies in wrong-way collision

On Feb. 27, a New York Police Department detective was killed by a wrong-way driver in Greenburgh. Police say the man was a Detective 1st Grade who was assigned to the Internal Affairs Bureau. At the time of the accident, the 46-year-old detective was off-duty.According to a preliminary investigation, a 2011 Honda Civic was traveling the wrong direction in the southbound lanes when it struck a 2011 Honda Pilot head-on. On the morning of the accident, a report about a wrong-way driver on the Sprain Brook Parkway came in to the Hudson Valley Transportation Management Center at 3:52 a.m. At 3:57 a.m., troopers discovered that there had been an auto accident that was caused by the wrong-way driver near Route 100B.The driver of the Pilot was killed in the crash [...]

Off-duty detective dies in wrong-way collision2015-03-03T00:00:00+00:00
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