Four teenagers in New York have sadly been injured in a motor vehicle accident. The single-car collision took place on a recent Wednesday night. Sometimes, negligent driving is the cause of these types of accident injuries, in which case, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the resulting injuries.
Events leading up to the single-car accident
The recent motor vehicle crash occurred at about 9:45 p.m. According to police, a sport utility vehicle carrying four teenagers was traveling along a street. However, the driver ended up losing control of the automobile and hit a container used for storage.
Police said local firefighters had to extricate the driver following the accident due to the impact of the collision. Two of the automobile’s occupants were seriously injured in the crash, whereas the other two parties suffered minor injuries. However, all four occupants were transported to a medical center for treatment. Authorities said alcohol was not a causal factor in the collision but continued to investigate the crash.
Legal action that can be taken following the crash
If police determine that careless driving — such as driving while distracted — caused the accident, then the injured parties may choose to file personal injury claims against the driver, seeking damages. Liability must be established, based upon a showing of negligence, before a civil court will adjudicate claims for damages. If the plaintiffs are successful, they may receive damages to cover their hospital bills and other expenses associated with the single-car crash.