Two teenage boys have tragically lost their lives in a single-car crash in New York. The crash occurred on a recent Sunday evening. Sometimes these types of crashes occur due to a driver’s negligence, which is grounds for litigation.
How the crash occurred
The tragic collision took place along West Yorkshire Road. According to police, a car was driving along the highway and suddenly entered oncoming traffic. That is when the car reportedly crashed into a second car.
Police said the first automobile then left the roadway and overturned before hitting a tree. Both the motorist and the passenger in the car were pronounced deceased at the accident scene due to the impact of the crash. Both of the crash victims were 18 years old.
Legal recourse could be possible following the accident
If police determine that negligent driving — such as speeding or driving while distracted — led to the unfortunate accident, the surviving family members of the deceased passenger may choose to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the collision. Even though the driver of the car who reportedly caused the crash passed away in the wreck, his estate may still be sued, and so may anyone else with an ownership interest in the car he was driving when the crash happened. No amount of money can undo the events leading to the fatal crash, but monetary damages may help the passenger’s grieving loved ones to more easily move forward from the collision.