Three people died and several others were hospitalized following a serious accident on the Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown. New York authorities responded to the fatal car accident. A total of four cars were involved in the deadly crash. So far, they have not filed any charges against the drivers involved, but the investigation is still underway as of this report.
An SUV headed northbound on the roadway apparently veered across several lanes of traffic, struck the median and became airborne. It hit ground in the southbound lanes, crashing into two vehicles. A fourth vehicle apparently became involved, though those details were not reported. The accident occurred on the afternoon of Aug, 15.
One of the fatal victims may have been a child, according to sources. Another individual was in critical condition at a local hospital, and five more were listed in stable condition. Fortunately, ttwo others were treated and released with no major injuries reported. Police did not immediately identify the victims pending notification of next-of-kin.
If the driver of the airborne SUV is deemed responsible for the crash, the families of the deceased and those injured would be entitled to file wrongful death and personal injury suits against the driver (if that individual survived) or the driver’s estate. Evidence gathered by New York law enforcement may be offered as proof of financial responsibility in any civil court claim related to the tragic crash. If liability is established by a preponderance of the evidence, the court will adjudicate claims for specified items of financial losses.
Source: lohud.com, “3 people killed in 4-car crash on Taconic Parkway in Yorktown“, Matt Coyne and Steve Lieberman, Aug. 15, 2015