Two individuals recently lost their lives in a New York crash. The car accident took place on a Thursday. It occurred in the early morning hours along State Highway 8.
Police reported that they responded to a call about a vehicle collision shortly before 7:20 a.m. They said a 43-year-old man was driving a compact sport utility vehicle north. The man then entered the lane going south in an effort to pass a semi-truck.
A southbound car driven by a 27-year-old woman was struck by the SUV. The SUV driver died in the collision. In addition, his 36-year-old passenger suffered internal injuries and was taken to the hospital but was pronounced deceased before arriving there. Four other passengers in the vehicle were also hurt, ranging from internal and head injuries to a fractured leg. The driver of the car that was reportedly struck suffered injuries as well; she was flown to the hospital, where her condition was deemed critical.
The surviving loved ones of the deceased passenger may choose to file a wrongful death claim. In addition, the injured passengers and the critically injured driver may opt to file personal injury claims, pursuing the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the crash. Even though the driver who is believed to have caused the New York car accident passed away in the crash, his estate may still be sued, along with any separate owner of the vehicle he was operating. If liability is established to the civil court’s satisfaction, claims for damages will be determined.
Source: binghamtonhomepage.com, “2 dead after Town of Norwich car accident“, Joanna Stanimer, Dec. 21, 2015