A woman has lost her life in a tragic car crash in New York. Now, her family members are left to grieve over her loss and question how her life could have been taken away so suddenly. Meanwhile, another woman has been injured in the collision. The head-on collision took place on a recent Monday.
How the collision happened
According to police, a 72-year-old woman was driving along an exit ramp going to Downtown Rome, but she was going in the incorrect direction. As a result, the woman reportedly struck another car head-on. In the second car was a 55-year-old female driver and her 88-year-old female passenger.
The second car’s passenger suffered injuries and was transported to a hospital where she ended up being pronounced deceased. The driver of that car was also airlifted to a medical center, but her injuries were considered not to be life-threatening. The first car’s driver suffered no injuries in the crash, and police reported that she did not test positive for any alcohol or drug impairment following the collision.
Seeking monetary damages as a victim of these situations
The surviving family members of the woman who died in the New York crash may decide to file a wrongful death claim against the first car’s driver, seeking damages. Likewise, the injured party has the option of filing a personal injury claim against the first car’s driver. The plaintiffs must establish liability, based upon a showing of negligence, before a judge will decide their claims for damages. If they are successful in court, they may receive damage awards to cover accident-related losses, such as funeral expenses and hospital bills.