Police have released a photo of the hit-and-run driver suspected of fatally running over a 27-year-old auto mechanic in Gowanus earlier this month. Victim Felipe Castro was repairing a Ford Expedition parked halfway on the sidewalk in front of Samba Transmission & Auto Repair (where he worked) on Third Avenue near 7th Street around 7:30 a.m. Show More Summary
Faced with a dearth of detailed data on cycling fatalities in the U.S., The League of American Bicyclists conducted their own survey of 628 fatalities from February 2011 through February 2013 [PDF]. Their report finds that in 238 of those fatalities, 42% were a result of careless driving, 36% were hit and runs, and 12% were committed by drunk drivers. [ more › ]
A Georgia widow confronted the woman responsible for her husband's death in a fatal car accident in court yesterday—and gave her a hug, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I know she is going through as much pain as I am feeling,” Sandra Walker told WSB-TV of her encounter with Tamara...
The Washington State Patrol is suggesting felony charges be brought against a Sound Transit bus driver who failed to stop for a red light, causing a May 6, 2013, collision that killed two people in Kirkland.
Police are searching for the driver of a Mercedez Benz "party bus" who fatally struck a cyclist at the intersection of Rockaway Boulevard and 90th Street last night in Ozone Park. Investigators say the unidentified cyclist was biking west on Rockaway Boulevard at approximately 9:30 p.m. Show More Summary
Investigators believe the man who is accused in a weekend hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another knew the driver of the vehicle that police were trailing when the collision occurred, sources told The Times. Mynor Varela, 20, is believed to have been...
Shaun Martin, 33, was hit with the new charge Tuesday and became emotional in Manhattan Supreme Court, leading officials to place him on suicide watch. Martin was allegedly behind the wheel last June when Mohammed Akkas Ali was stru...
The grieving relatives of a young woman who was killed by two taxi cabs on the Upper East Side last month are disputing the authorities' version of events. While taxi drivers supposedly had the right of way while Kelly Gordon was jaywalking, her sister said, "We were in the crosswalk. We’re devastated." [ more › ]
A woman who struck three teens on bikes while driving her SUV, killing one and injuring the others, is now suing the deceased teen, his family, and the other two boys. She is claiming $1.35 million in damages for her psychological suffering. Read more...
A moped rider who was initially mistaken as the victim of a hit-and-run driver until EMTs discovered he had been fatally shot in the head early Saturday. The victim, a restaurant worker in his early 20s whose name was not immediately released, was found sprawled in the street next to his fallen moped on 103rd Ave. Show More Summary
WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — As mourners trickled by Thursday to honor the 4-year-old girl who was killed and 14 others injured in a crash at a Florida day care, authorities scoured the state for the driver they said fled in the vehicle that caused the fatal wreck.
Police have not located the driver of the 2014 BMW who killed a cyclist and injured two others in Bushwick yesterday morning. After fatally striking 46-year-old Queens resident Angel Torres as he rode his bike on Broadway near Halsey, the driver struck a parked car then turned the wrong way down Thomas Boyland Street. Show More Summary
Florida authorities are searching for a man who crashed a car into a Orlando day care center earlier today, killing one child and injuring 14 others. Read more...
A bicyclist died in Brooklyn Wednesday after being struck by a motorist who subsequently hit two other vehicles before ditching his BMW and fleeing on foot.
A drunk driver who fatally struck a 27-year-old woman in Brooklyn last July was issued six-month license suspension, a $500 fine and three years probation, after pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was not charged with manslaughter. [ more › ]
Back in 2011, 23-year-old Thomas Riley was trying to hail a cab on East Fordham Road near Bathgate Avenue in The Bronx when he was fatally struck by Seth Johnson, who had been drinking and smoking marijuana. Now three years later, Johnson has finally been sentenced to just 90 days in jail as punishment. Show More Summary
Two rewards totaling $100,000 were offered Wednesday as Los Angeles police investigators continue searching for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck the son of a federal judge.
A 5-year-old boy was killed by a minivan driver who backed into him in Crown Heights earlier this week, making him the 45th person to be killed in traffic crashes so far in 2014. Despite Mayor de Blasio's commitment to reducing traffic fatalities through Vision Zero, 27 pedestrians have been killed already this year. Show More Summary
Rashad Charjuan Owens, the driver who crashed through police barricades and into a crowd of people celebrating the SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas, killing two people and injuring dozens more, has been charged with capital murder and may get the death penalty. Show More Summary
Despite the de Blasio administration's commitment to Vision Zero, there's been a surge of pedestrian fatalities so far in 2014, including a 9-year-old boy who was fatally struck by a cab driver on the Upper West Side in front of his father. Show More Summary