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Wayward Driver Causes Mayhem In Upstate NY

Authorities in upstate New York were unable to prevent a wrong-way car crash that seriously injured two people. State police received word from a witness that a vehicle was travelling the wrong way on 590 North near State Route 104 in Monroe County, New York. A few minutes later, the wrong-way driver, 32-year-old Charles Dalberth, … Continued

Bumper Car Crash In Upstate NY

Clay police are still investigating a convoluted multi-car crash that sent several people to the hospital with serious injuries. Authorities believe the wreck started when a sedan pulled out into one of the southbound lanes of Oswego Road after exiting a grocery store parking lot. That move caused a vehicle in that lane to swerve … Continued

Spectator Carted Off The Court At NBA Game

Ellie Day compared getting unintentionally tackled by LeBron James to getting hit by a truck. Ms. Day, whose husband won the PGA Championship last August, was courtside for a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder. When Mr. James dove for a loose ball in the fourth quarter, he landed on top of … Continued

When The Law Doesn’t Step Up, We Step In

Less than 1 percent of New York City hit-and-run drivers, and only about 7 percent of the drivers who cause fatal pedestrian wrecks, are prosecuted in criminal court. The statistics are low even though prosecutors have the tools to take these drivers to court. Only 40 drivers have been prosecuted under the new Right of … Continued

A Day At The Races

For the second straight year, the New York Gaming Commission and the Jockey Injury Compensation Fund are going down to the wire on a new contract. Under an emergency measure, stall rates at New York Racing Association tracks would skyrocket from $1.50 per day to $5.65 per day to pay for insurance that covers apprentice … Continued

Tort Reform Failure?

For the first time in over a decade, medical malpractice claims and payouts increased at City-owned hospitals. There are 11 public hospitals in New York City that treat the highest volume of patients in the nation. The largest claim increases were at Bellevue Hospital (46 percent) and Coney Island Hospital (30 percent). Overall, however, the … Continued

These Images May Be Disturbing

An increasing number of elderly and disabled caregivers consider their abusive behavior to be a joke. Many of these caregivers record and share videos on Snapchat, because the posts are automatically deleted after a brief period of time and there is no permanent record. One worker distributed a video of an elderly resident sitting on … Continued

AWOL

In a development that probably surprises no one, local authorities fear that “affluenza” teen and former New Yorker Ethan Couch violated his probation and is on the run with his mother. After video surfaced of Mr. Couch apparently attending a party where alcohol was served – a violation of his conditional supervised release – the … Continued

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Road Rage Incident

Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.

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Hit and Run

Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Ferry Disaster

Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.