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Newsman Richard Threlkeld Dies in Car Accident – ABC News

Richard Threlkeld, a far-ranging and award-winning correspondent who worked for both CBS and ABC News during a long career, has been killed in a car crash on New York’s Long Island.

The 74-year-old Threlkeld died Friday morning in Amagansett, N.Y., when his car collided with a propane tanker.

He was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital, according to the East Hampton, N.Y., Police Department. He lived in nearby East Hampton.

Newsman Richard Threlkeld Dies in Car Accident – ABC News.

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Woman killed, passenger critical in one-car accident

Updated: December 6, 2011, 4:09 PM

The driver of a vehicle that failed to stop at a Chautauqua County intersection was killed and her passenger critically injured late Monday in a Town of Poland crash.

The 36 year old women, who was driving west on Hartson Road shortly before midnight in a 2001 Mazda, failed to stop at the intersection of Stone Road, sheriff’s deputies said.

The woman applied her brakes as she passed through the “T” intersection, but was unable to stop, deputies said.

Her car then left the road and went over an embankment, hitting a large tree head-on and came to rest in Cassadaga Creek.

Emergency responders pronounced the woman dead at the scene and removed her passenger, a male, 41, from the vehicle, deputies said. The man was taken to WCA Hospital in Jamestown and then transferred to Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., where he is listed in critical condition.

Deputies said the investigation into the accident continues.

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Framingham State student in fatal crash

Framingham police have identified the driver in the single-car crash Sunday morning in which a Framingham State University student was killed.

A 22-year-old Framingham State University student from Haverhill, lost control of her Honda Civic and hit a telephone pole off Badger Road around 2:19 a.m., according to police.

The crash killed the 20-year-old Framingham State student and Bridgewater resident. She died on the scene after being ejected from the backseat.

Police said it appears the victim was not wearing a seatbelt.

Three other passengers in the car were injured.

Police said the accident is under investigation. They have not determined a cause.

Victims were transported from the scene via MedFlight to Massachusetts General Hospital, where they received treatment and were released today with a minor injuries according to police.

Police have also identified the other three passengers, all Framingham State students.

Framingham State student from Haverhill was driving car in fatal crash.

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Red Light Cameras Nab 27,000 Drivers

Rochester, N.Y. – More than 27,000 violations have been issued to drivers in the year since red light cameras went up at intersections in the city.

There are now 20 cameras, two more will go up next week. The big ticket intersection?
That’s at Jay and State Street where more than 3,500 violations were issued in a six month period between May and October.

Another big intersection catching red light violators? Norton Street and Clinton Avenue where more than 1,400 violators were ticketed in a six month period.

Rochester Police say more than 50 percent of fines are being paid. The city has collected
$344,000 dollars in fines, out of the $850,000 dollars that was projected.

Hundreds of people have challenged tickets, some are dismissed, but police say most stand once the video is reviewed.

Most importantly these cameras have reduced auto accidents at these intersections.

Though some cities have abandoned red light cameras because of controversy over accuracy or difficulty collecting fines, Rochester Police say so far here the program is working and the cameras are here to stay.

In the next two years, police will review accident rates at these intersections, to see how much they have been reduced since cameras were installed.

Not all drivers agree with the idea of red light cameras but most told us if it helps make the intersections safer, they are okay with it. Some question the accuracy of the cameras, and say more needs to be done to “get the bugs out.”

Rochester Police say the cameras are reviewed daily and if there are problems, they are taken down and fixed and violations during those time periods are not sent out.

Red Light Cameras Nab 27,000 Drivers.

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT

How to Handle Accident Claims

If you’re in an accident

  • After taking care of any injuries first, report the accident to police regardless of the circumstances and find out how to get a copy of the police report.
  • Write down the names, addresses, phone number of the other drivers involved, as well as those of any passengers or witnesses. Always write down the make, model and license plate numbers of the other vehicles.
  • Ask to see the other driver’s insurance card to get the name of his or her insurance company and the policy number.
  • If possible, photograph the accident scene.
  • Notify your insurance agent or company as soon as possible, even if you believe you are not at fault.
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    City Getting Sued Over Cyclist Collision

    City Parks Department are lawsuits over the lack of safety measures around bike routes in Prospect and Central parks. In Manhattan 51-year-old cyclist who hit a dog that darted out in front of her during off-leash hours in July of 2011, is suing the city and Parks Department over the lack of adequate rules about where dogs can and can’t be.

    Dana Jacks, an actress and resident of Windsor Terrace who was injured in a collision with a cyclist in June on West Lake Drive, is preparing to sue the city to the tune of $3 million, the Brooklyn Paper reports. Her injuries from the accident included “a fractured skull along with face and brain trauma that kept her in the hospital for 25 days.” Jacks’s preliminary legal documents place the blame on both the Parks Department and the NYPD for “careless and reckless” enforcement of traffic laws inside the park.

    Earlier this month another pedestrian was gravely injured in a collision with a cyclist in Prospect Park, and had to be put into a medically induced coma. As a result of these and other accidents, last week the Department of Transportation installed traffic cones on West Lake Drive, where cyclists go the fastest, but those present problems of their own. The Times, meanwhile, goes Post-al, blaming dramatic increases in bike ridership for these and other bike collision accidents.

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    Car Crash Warning: Hall Street at Park Avenue

    Crash Intersection Alert

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    If your driving down Park Avenue and Hall Street you’ll see a street sign recently damaged in a car crash. Something needs to be done about this dangerous intersection.

    With all the accidents that occur at this intersection either a traffic light should be put in, or the street should be closed down.

    Between 2005 and 2009 there was an average of four car crashes a year where Hall Street crosses Park Avenue, said Scott Gastel, a department of transportation.

    Many believe that speeding and impatient drivers,  are the two major causes of most of the vehicle accidents at this intersection.

    Owen Marshall, 48, a local cabinetmaker, has seen out-of-control vehicles crash through his fence and hit a lamppost across the street. Once on almost ran him over, he said. Then that car took out his neighbor’s tree, he added.

    “When you live in NYC you sort of accept there’s going to be car accidents from time to time,” Mr. Marshall said. But, he added, “DOT needs to face the facts that they need to do better traffic control on this street.”

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    Holiday Drivers Worried – Dangerous Driving

    It’s that time of year where we travel for the holiday –

    Most Dangerous Holidays For Drivers

    Combine the holidays with unpredictable weather and its no wonder a driver will be a bit unsettled. This is the time of year as seen in this most recent I-86 accident where drivers need to be ultra cautious on the road.  Its so easy to be distracted on the road this time of year. There’s an increase in vehicles on the road and a much heavier volume of traffic causing a likely-hood of accidents.

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    Savona, NY– Tire tracks show where a truck failed to navigate a turn on westbound I-86 and instead struck the overpass bridge near the Savona exit.
    Savona Fire Chief Steve Beebe says the driver was taken to Corning Hospital with unknown injuries.

    The tractor trailer accident that happened here on I-86, off of the Savona exit, was the 3rd to occur in nearly 24 hours here in Steuben County. Now those traveling for the thanksgiving Holiday are left concerned. “You’re more alert now than you would be,” said driver Annette Knight. “People are too careless with their driving; they’ve got too much on their mind,” said driver Dennis Sumey.

    On Tuesday morning, a tractor trailer collided with a car, sending the truck into the median just past the Coopers Plain exit on I-86. The driver of the car had to be taken out of the roof of his vehicle. Then, later Tuesday afternoon, a tractor trailer rear-ended another truck on I-86 near the route 15 interchange in Painted Post. Officials say everyone involved in both accidents were taken to area hospitals with non life threatening injuries.

    Bill Reynolds of the New York State Department of Transportation says the bad weather could have played a role with all three crashes. “There are an awful amount of cars and trucks on the road presently and that situation can often be made a little but more difficult by bad weather,” Reynolds said.

    “I think generally speaking, it’s just the increase in volume of traffic that’s at the root cause of all the accidents,” driver Joe Monago said. New York State Police are investigating all three crashes. As for the bridge that was struck in Savona, the New York D.O.T. says it has been inspected and is not damaged.

    Third Crash in a Row on I-86 Leaves Holiday Drivers Worried.

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