A teenage boy’s life has sadly been snuffed out in a New York car crash caused by alleged driving under the influence. Now, his surviving loved ones and high school community are left to grieve and question how such a tragic accident could have occurred. The crash took place just after midnight on a recent Saturday.
Events leading up to the car crash
The recent motor vehicle crash in New York took place while the 16-year-old teenage boy was crossing a street with his dad. According to police, a 39-year-old man was driving his car in the area and suddenly struck the boy. The boy ended up passing away due to the injuries on Sunday morning.
Following the car accident, police arrested the man who reportedly struck the teenager. He now faces a charge of driving while ability impaired. He also faces a charge of the aggravated operation of a vehicle without a driver’s license (third-degree charge).
How an attorney can help in the aftermath of these unfortunate situations
The surviving loved ones of the teenager who died in the New York crash may opt to file a wrongful death claim against the arrested man, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. If the arrested man is ultimately convicted on his criminal charges, proof of the conviction may be presented in a related civil court proceeding in an effort to establish liability in the accident. A successfully litigated claim might lead to monetary damages to cover the deceased boy’s funeral costs and other losses associated with the motor vehicle accident.