A young woman’s life has sadly been snuffed out in a tragic crash in New York. Three other people also suffered injuries in the wreck. Often these types of accidents occur due to negligent driving, which may be grounds for pursuing claims for monetary damages through the civil justice system.
The recent New York crash took place at about 8:45 p.m. on a recent Monday. According to authorities, an 18-year-old woman was driving west along an expressway and began to move toward an exit ramp. However, police said she suddenly realized that she actually needed a different exit, so she traveled across a grass median to get to the right exit. Authorities said at that point, however, she ended up losing control of her car.
According to police, the woman’s car overturned and ejected one of her passengers, another 18-year-old woman, into the street. The passenger died as a result of the accident. Meanwhile, the driver of the car and two other passengers, ages 15 and 16, were transported to the hospital, where their conditions were reported as stable. Authorities continued to investigate the crash.
The surviving loved ones of the woman who died in the New York crash may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the driver and any separate owner of the car, seeking the reimbursement of damages. In the same way, the two passengers who were injured in the collision may file personal injury claims. If the plaintiffs can establish liability based upon a showing of negligence — for example, failing to maintain control of her vehicle — then they may achieve monetary damage awards. These awards might help them to cover their medical bills, burial expenses and other documented losses associated with the single-car accident.