A vehicle crashed into a house on Aug. 25, according to local reports, sending four individuals to a hospital. New York authorities responded to the car accident that reportedly counted two children among the injured. So far, local police are still in the process of investigating the cause of the crash and have requested the support of the community in uncovering answers.
Details regarding the accident are still sketchy as the investigation is still underway, but it has been confirmed that a vehicle driven by a 31-year-old man or a 37-year-old woman crashed into a house in Port Jervis. Thankfully, no one in the house was injured, but the building sustained serious structural damage. The two adults in the vehicle, along with two children aged 13 and 7, suffered injuries described as critical and were transported to a local hospital.
It is unknown at this time what the relationship between the four individuals in the car might have been, as police have not yet released the identities of the injured parties. Police have not commented on whether they believe alcohol or unsafe driving were factors in the crash, but the investigation is ongoing. Police have asked anyone with information to come forward to local authorities.
Too little is known about the cause of this car accident to accurately determine whether criminal charges will be filed against the driver. However, New York law stipulates that the driver could still be held liable for injuries suffered by passengers in the vehicle, even if no criminal conviction is obtained. The adult passenger and representatives for the two children will be entitled to sue for personal injury provided that the evidence suggests the driver was responsible for the accident.
Source: 7online.com, “Car crashes into house in Port Jervis, New York; 4 people hospitalized in critical condition“, , Aug. 25, 2014