A Simple Slip & Fall Can Become a Really Stressful Issue for the Elderly

Everyone takes a tumble every now and then; whether it’s an icy sidewalk or a children’s toy on a staircase, fall accidents do happen to residents throughout the Hudson Valley every day. When an elderly per...

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Icy road accidents kill, injure and strand motorists

On Dec. 8 in New York, an enormous vehicle pileup took place on the Bronx River Parkway just north of New York City at about 11 p.m. Thirty-five people were injured; however, according to the Westchester County Police Department, injuries were less serious than they could have been due to the fact that the vehicles were all...

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Grandmother of U.S. Olympic luger dies in car accident

The grandmother of a 2014 U.S. Olympic luge team member Erin Hamlin was killed in a head-on collision in the upstate New York town of Trenton Dec. 9. According to police officials, the 75-year-old woman, a Remsen resident, was a passenger in a car that lost control and crashed head-on with an oncoming vehicle. She was prono...

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Hospital pays millions to veteran in malpractice case

Veterans in Dutchess County, New York and all around the nation are taking note of a ruling in a medical malpractice case that was filed against the John Cochran VA Hospital in St. Louis. The case involves a man who was left seriously disabled after receiving medical care at the hospital. The 43-year...

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Hyde Park three-vehicle crash claims Dutchess County woman’s life

A woman from Dutchess County died in a three-vehicle accident that occurred at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. According to police reports, the accident occurred on State Route 9G just a quarter mile north of the intersection with Greentree Drive. She was dead at the scene when police officers arrived. Another man was taken t...

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Hitch failure said to be cause of deadly Truxton truck accident

On May 29, we all mourned as we learned that seven people, including four children, had been killed when the trailer of a semi truck carrying crushed cars became unattached from the rig, veered across Route 13 south of Syracuse, and struck a minivan carrying two area families. Eight people were in the van: a man and his 26-...

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Injury-causing car accident occurs in Dutchess County

It is very important for motorists to drive responsibly when behind the wheel. This includes following all applicable yielding rules when out on the roads. Failing to properly yield can be a very harmful type of conduct. Such conduct can result in motor vehicle collisions occurring. Auto crashes can sometimes result i...

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Have declines in car accident deaths made us complacent?

According to the nonprofit Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, state legislatures have become complacent about passing new traffic safety laws in the past few years. Instead of passing an average of 20 or more highway safety laws each year nationwide, last year state legislatures passed only ten. The reason? Well, it mig...

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How can black boxes, other safety features reduce car accidents?

By now, you have probably heard that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received permission to move forward with final rulemaking that will require all new passenger vehicles to come equipped with black boxes, or event data recorders (EDRs). Event data recorders record the seconds immed...

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