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Fatal car accident claims 5 lives

On Behalf of | Jan 1, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Four teenagers have sadly lost their lives in a tragic motor vehicle collision in New York. The accident, which took place on a Tuesday night, involved two cars. Authorities said the car accident was the result of a man’s decision to speed while attempting to evade police.

Police said that, around 9:23 p.m., a man, 36, was driving a car erratically and then sped off when they tried to stop him. The car then allegedly hit another car carrying four men, 18. The impact of the crash reportedly caused the second automobile to split into two.

Police said the four men in the second car passed away at the scene of the car accident. Meanwhile, the driver who allegedly struck their car suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital. However, he ended up dying as a result of his injuries.

The surviving loved ones of the four men who died in the New York crash may choose to file wrongful death claims following the accident, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the crash. Even though the man who reportedly struck their car passed away in the collision, his estate may still be named in a wrongful death lawsuit. In addition, anyone else with an ownership interest in the car that he was driving at the time of the accident may be sued. A wrongful death claim that is fought successfully may result in monetary damages to cover burial costs and other expenses stemming from the fatal wreck.


Law Offices of Joseph J. Tock