Over the years newspapers in New York State have reported on the state's practice of charging motorists for repairs to guardrails. The stories follow a pattern: There is a one-car accident that results in damage to a guardrail along a state highway. The driver files a police report. Months later, the driver receives a bill from the Department of Transportation for the cost of repairing the guardrail.
The Memorial Day weekend is over, but the deadliest time of year for teenagers is just beginning. More teens are involved in car accidents between Memorial Day and Labor Day than at any other time of the year. Teens may have more time on their hands, they may have longer daylight hours to take advantage of -- a number of factors likely contribute to the increased risk. In Albany, teens may just be anxious to leave the house after a long winter.
A Hoosick accident very near the New York border with Vermont is currently under investigation. While the cause remains undetermined, some people may be quick to blame the driver of a newspaper delivery van for crossing into oncoming traffic, yet it is very possible that weather could have contributed to the car accident.
As Albany drivers know full well, when winter hits hard, driving conditions can change in an instant. When that happens, car accidents, injuries and fatalities can result.
AAA says 39 million people will be taking road trips over Thanksgiving. The roads will be busy, and the weather may not cooperate. We know that accidents will happen in and around Albany, but we can take steps to reduce the odds we are at fault.
A serious accident inside a parking garage seems very unlikely, but that is exactly what happened to an upstate New York woman. The car accident occurred as the woman was standing next to her car.
As if the streets of New York were not already dangerous, new research shows that two-thirds of Americans admit to texting and driving. Texting and driving has led to an increased number of distracted drivers, which is a major cause of many car accidents.
When drivers take to the streets in Albany or any other New York city, they need to be aware of what is going on around them. Sometimes, all it takes is the failure to look carefully before pulling out onto a busy road to cause a car accident. Our Albany readers may be interested to learn of one accident that involved injuries to people inside the vehicles as well as a pedestrian.
When there is a car accident, the possibility of injuries is significant. When a car collides with a larger object such as a tractor-trailer, the chances of catastrophic injuries are dramatically increased. However, when a car and a train collide, the outcome of the auto accident is often tragic. A woman's recent encounter with a train fortunately did not have the more predictable outcome.