One woman is dead and two children are in the hospital following a serious crash in the Bronx, according to local sources. New York police responded to the tragic car accident on the evening of April 30. It is not currently clear which of the two drivers involved in the crash is responsible, but the police investigation is ongoing as of this report.
According to sources, a 58-year-old woman was transporting a 5-year old and a 9-year-old in her vehicle southbound on Webster Avenue when the accident occurred. It appears she collided head-on with a vehicle heading the opposite direction. Police have yet to ascertain exactly how the accident happened.
The woman was found unconscious by arriving medical personnel and was transported to a local hospital. She was later pronounced dead. The two children were also taken to local hospitals with unknown injuries, though sources say the children are expected to pull through. The other driver involved in the accident, a 76-year-old woman, was also injured, but she is also expected to survive.
It may take some time for New York police to piece together the specifics of this car accident. Depending on their findings, one or both drivers could be considered at fault, though only the surviving driver would be subject to any criminal charges, if applicable. The family or families of the two injured children are entitled under state law to file personal injury lawsuits against the driver(s) deemed responsible for the crash. If the surviving driver is implicated, the family of the deceased woman may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Source: New York Post, “Woman dead, 2 kids injured in Bronx car crash“, Tom Wilson, May 1, 2016