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Indian parents killed in car crash in New York

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Chanda and Surwade Gavai.

Chanda and Surwade Gavai.

NEW YORK (Diya TV) – An Indian man from Long Island and his parents who were visiting from India were killed on Monday evening after their car collided head-on with a truck. The driver of the truck was also killed. The man’s wife survived, however, she was critically injured in the accident, their 11-month-old baby also survived the incident. Trucks can be dangerous vehicles to others out on the roads so it’s sensible to be cautious around them. However, the chance of an accident occurring can never be fully eradicated. If you are involved in an accident with a truck in the Albuquerque area, you may wish to discuss a potential claim with Truck Accident Lawyers in New Mexico.

Suffolk police said Chandan Gavai, 38, was driving the 2014 Nissan Altima that collided with the truck. His father, Kamalnayan Gavai, 74, and mother, Archana Gavai, 60, died after the crash. The truck driver was killed on impact.

Gavai was in the U.S. on a work visa, he was employed as a professional with an IT firm. His wife, Surwade, and their aforementioned child, remain in critical condition at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, NBC News reported. She was transferred to another hospital, and while her condition remains critical, a family friend told Newsday that she is “responding to treatment.”

Gavai was a graduate of the University of Mumbai, and worked as a senior programmer and analyst at Broadbridge Financial Services in New York, according to his LinkedIn profile. His wife is an alumni of the University of Pune.

The family were on their journey home from watching July 4 fireworks shows, when they collided with the truck driver, who police said was speeding and had a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit. If you have gotten into an accident with a truck that was through no fault of your own then you may want to consider looking into legal representation from someone like this Dallas Truck Accident Attorney to see if you could get compensation. In this case, the truck driver was drunk. This is why accidents like this happen. There are many drivers out there that don’t have a second thought for anyone on the roads, apart from themselves. Reasons like these are why commercial truck drivers and fleet management companies are putting tougher penalties and a number of measures into place for truck drivers in order to keep them safe on the road. Check out this review to find out more on how incorporating en electronic logging devices within your vehicle can make all the difference for your safety and others around you. If you are would like to keep yourself and other drivers safe on the road, you may be interested in this nys defensive driving school that may be able to help.

Witnesses said they saw the truck driving erratically when the driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into Gavai’s Nissan.

The driver of the truck, a 25-year-old man, was killed on impact. An autopsy later revealed his blood alcohol level to be 0.16.

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FTX’s Nishad Singh got $543 million loan

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More fallout from the FTX cryptocurrency platform collapse. Court documents show its affiliate Alameda Research loaned executives like Sam Bankman Fried $1 billion and more than $500 million to Indian American Nishad Singh, FTX’s top engineer. FTX’s interim CEO says never in his career has he seen such complete failure of corporate controls and a complete absence of trustworthy financial information. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after it was unable to come up with customer funds.

Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after her conviction in January for defrauding investors while running the failed blood testing start up Theranos.In her trial, Holmes alleged she was in the midst of a decade-long abusive relationship with her then-boyfriend and Theranos COO Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. The Indian American was also found guilty for his role in this fraud and will be sentenced later.

Starting next month, India will assume the G20 presidency for a year and chair more than 200 meetings, leading the way for global economic growth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country’s leadership here will be inclusive, ambitious, and decisive.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Arvind Venkat & Tarik Khan win Pennsylvania State seats

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WASHINGTON D.C. (Diya TV) – Looking back at the midterm elections, Arvind Venkat and Tarik Khan made history as the first South Asian Americans elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature. Advocacy group Indian American Impact played a major role on the ground, saying it trained and mobilized 200 volunteers to go door-to-door, to engage voters and provide info they needed to elect new leadership.

After 35 years, the Nancy Pelosi era is officially coming to an end. The speaker from San Francisco announced she’s bowing out of leadership, but will retain her House seat. The midterms cost Pelosi’s Democratic party the House and effectively ended her speakership.

Two former Indian American executives at Meta Platforms will launch a new non fungible token start up for creators. Kirthiga Reddy and Saurabh Doshi have raised more than $8 million for their new company called Virtualness. But they are facing headwinds as the FTX cryptocurrency exchange collapse is putting pressure on the entire industry.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Meet FTX insider Nishad Singh

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SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) – The controversy around failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX continues to captivate the world. Part of the scrutiny is now on the people involved, including Indian American Nishad Singh. According to new reports, this techie was part of FTX’s inner circle, which lived together and ran the cryptocurrency empire from the Bahamas. The software engineer was also reportedly aware that FTX secretly transferred customer funds worth billions of dollars to its sister firm Alameda Research. Currently, no one is facing any criminal charges. Diya TV featured Singh more than a decade ago for running ultra marathons as a 17 year old getting ready for college. 

Former President Donald Trump has officially announced he is running for president in 2024, marking his third bid for the White House. Trump had been hinting at this announcement for months, as the embattled former president faces multiple criminal and civil litigations and as his party is grappling with a worse than expected showing in the midterm elections. 

At the G20 Summit in Bali, world leaders including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden are coming together to condemn the rising threat of nuclear weapons as Russia’s war against Ukraine continues to raise tension and anxiety around the world.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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