Tag Archives: negligence


Faulty Car Repair Results in $95,000 Lawsuit Settlement for Father and Daughter

By Basch & Keegan |

When Nicholas picked up his daughter from school and headed home for dinner after a long day at work, the last thing he expected was that a mechanic had put his life in danger. Nicholas had his car serviced at a Kingston, NY garage a few days earlier. The work was routine, four tires… Read More »


Jeep Rolls Over, Injuring Driver

By Basch & Keegan |

A Waterford man has been hospitalized after a rollover crash. 33-year-old Ryan Meagher was driving his Jeep Wrangler south on Route 9 in Livingston at around 10 am on July 30. While driving, he dropped the cigarette he was smoking, causing him to become distracted from focusing on the road. Subsequently, the Jeep left… Read More »

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Two-Car Accident in Town of Ulster Causes Injuries

By Basch & Keegan |

An accident in the town of Ulster sent three women to the hospital. Dolores M. Anderson, 28, of Kingston, was driving a 2010 Hyundai with a passenger, Erica Petramale, 38, also of Kingston. Anderson was merging onto Route 209 near the U.S. Route 9W overpass, and in the course of doing so hit the… Read More »


Intersection Site of Two Accidents in One Day

By Basch & Keegan |

One Rhinebeck intersection was the site of two separate car accidents on Wednesday, July 15, and at least four people involved required hospitalization. The accidents occurred at the intersection of state Route 9G, Kalina Drive, and state Route 199 in the Dutchess County town. The first incident occurred at 2:14 p.m., when the Rhinebeck… Read More »

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Woman Dies, Three Children Injured in Taconic Parkway Crash

By Basch & Keegan |

A solo car crash has led to the death of one woman and injuries to four others. On July 16, Nancy Sullivan, 57, of Papua New Guinea was driving north on the Taconic State Parkway in LaGrange, New York. At approximately 9:50 p.m., the 2016 Kia Sportage she was driving left the roadway and… Read More »

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Family Home Damaged by Two-Car Crash

By Basch & Keegan |

The home of a family in Niskayuna, New York was damaged under unusual circumstances when a crash moved from the street into their house. At 2 pm in the afternoon of July 3rd, Paul Avery and his wife were backing their Volkswagen sedan out of their driveway on Albany Avenue. While doing so, a… Read More »

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Remain Aware of Safety Issues While Bicycling This Summer

By Basch & Keegan |

As we reach the height of summer and the sun stays up later, many Hudson Valley residents and visitors from out of town will take to the street on two wheels. While bicycling can be a fun way to commute while getting exercise, it is important to be aware of safety concerns while on… Read More »


Man Dies While Driving Motorhome at Speedway

By Basch & Keegan |

A recent demolition derby event turned deadly for one of the drivers. Shawn Rivers, 43, of Castleton, New York, was killed while racing a Winnebago at the Lebanon Valley Speedway. Rivers was participating in the annual “Eve of Destruction” event at the Speedway, driving a motorhome around the track in the event featuring a… Read More »

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Man whose Son was Injured in Motorcycle Accident Calls for Stricter Safety Standards

By Basch & Keegan |

A young boy’s recent accident has a local man calling for reform of motorcycle passenger laws. Michael Barone’s 12-year-old son, James, was riding on the back of a motorcycle driven by Corey Hoag, 32. Michael didn’t realize James would be riding on a motorcycle that day. Tragically, the motorcycle ended up in a head-on… Read More »

Road Rage

Man Deliberately Rams Other Driver with Car in Road Rage Incident

By Basch & Keegan |

James Dethomasis, 42, of Rensselaer, has been arrested after a recent incident believed to have been spurred by ”road rage.” Dethomasis, driving near the intersection of Hampton Avenue and Columbia Turnpike in East Greenbush, rammed his car into the rear of another driver’s car. Witnesses did not report the possible cause of Dethomasis’ “road… Read More »