Bel Air Man Dies From Injuries After Being Hit By Car Wednesday

Four vehicles crash near Bel Air Wednesday night

EST, December 20, 2013 A Bel Air man who was struck by a vehicle while walking his dog Wednesday evening has died from his injuries. The passing of John Kostinko, 69, a resident of the Homestead Village neighborhood, was reported on the Bel Air Police Department’s Facebook page Friday. Bel Air Police said Mr. Kostinko was walking along Linwood Avenue around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit by a 1998 Chevrolet driven by Elizabeth Kregel, 46, of Bel Air. Related Linwood Avenue, Bel Air, MD, USA Bel Air police officers, along with EMS personnel from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, responded to the scene, and Mr. Kostinko was airlifted in a Maryland State Police Medevac to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He had been listed in critical condition at Shock Trauma on Thursday. Police said there are no sidewalks in the area of Linwood Avenue where the accident occurred. Anyone who has information about the accident is asked to call BAPD Det. Sgt. Jim Lockard at 410-638-4500 or e-mail him at jlockard@belairmd.org . Lockard said via e-mail Friday that members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit are investigating the accident, and any charges would be issued after a review of the case by the Harford State’s Attorney’s Office.
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Serious injury after 4-car crash near train tracks on south side

Christopher Mierzwa said the driver of the small red car “mistakenly turned” onto the tracks in front of an approaching North Central Service train at around 6:15 p.m. The car’s driver and two passengers were taken to area hospitals for treatment with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Two people were taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, while the other injured person was transported to Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, according to a Metra spokesman. The train — No. 115 — bound for Antioch, was delayed about 75 minutes. No one on the train was injured. The driver of the vehicle was cited for vehicle code violations, police said. Earlier, another train on the same line was delayed arriving in Chicago after it struck a person in northwest suburban Buffalo Grove in what an official said was a suicide attempt. “A juvenile stepped in front of a slow-moving Metra train, was struck, and thrown from the tracks. The juvenile was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries,”Sgt. Sara Balmes said in an email to NBCChicago. A third incident on the Union Pacific/West Line caused delays after a pedestrian was struck in west suburban Glen Ellyn. Train No. 50 struck a man who was crossing Main Street in Glen Ellyn about 2 p.m., authorities said.
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3 Injured in Train, Car Crash

3 Injured in Train, Car Crash

Additionally, the client must not sign or agree to anything before speaking to you, the lawyer. They should not speak to the other drivers insurance agency, sign any forms or paperwork, or agree to meet at another location to sort out the details. All of these situations could potentially be dangerous to the client and to the validity of their case. 3. Gather Information While making notes about the accident was more of a subjective exercise, the client also needs to record some cold hard facts. Besides the usual required information like the other drivers insurance information, VIN, and contact information, your client should also gather the contact information of any witnesses and passengers. Be as detailed as even getting the name and identification number of any officers that arrive at the scene, especially the officer that fills out and files the accident report. This information is vital if there seem to be any discrepancies between the report and what actually happened at the scene. 4. Go to the Hospital This may sound a little dramatic, but if a client feels at all injured or shaken up from the accident, he or she should immediately visit a doctor, hospital, or urgent care center to get checked out. If you are not taken by ambulance because the injuries arent severe, the client should still take himself or have a friend drive. If there are repercussions later on or long-term injuries resulting from the accident, it is important to have medical records to mark the accident. These records can also provide details of immediate damage that might have caused these health problems. However, the records need to be from the day of the accident or, at most, two days after to provide solid evidence. If your client follows these 4 tips, you are well on your way to winning their case. Car accidents and other personal injury cases can be painful and drawn out, but you can make it easier for your clients by sharing these helpful hints with them.
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NY trooper dies of injuries following 3-car crash

(December 21, 2013) Train traffic was shut down overnight after a 3-car crash near tracks on the south side. It happened just before 12:30 a.m. on West Southport Road near Bluff Road. One car crossed teh center lane, smashing into another car. It isnt clear how the third vehicle was hit. IMPD dispatch says at least one person was seriously injured and at least one person had to be extricated from their vehicle. Several ambulances were called to the scene. No word yet on exactly how many people were hurt or the extent of their imjuries. Well have more details on Fox59 Morning News beginning at 6 a.m.
Please see the full article at: http://fox59.com/2013/12/21/serious-injury-after-4-car-crash-near-train-tracks-on-south-side/

Four At-the-Scene Tips for Your Car Accident Client

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David Cunniff, 35, was parked behind another vehicle on the highways shoulder after making a traffic stop when a tractor trailer driven by Gary Blakley hit both vehicles, according to the Times Union . Trooper David Cunniff was killed in a crash on the Thruway. (State Police photo) The other motorist, Eric Heller, whod been pulled over for speeding, was taken to the hospital in fair condition. Cunniff, a nine year veteran assigned to troop Ts Fultonville barracks, was pronounced dead Tuesday morning. He leaves behind a wife and two young boys, according to the report. “All our hopes and prayers are with the family at this terrible time,” SuperintendentJoseph D’Amicosaid. The comments below are member-generated and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of PoliceOne or its staff. Be the first to comment on this article. Latest Police Jobs
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