Two women’s lives have sadly been lost as the result of a tragic car crash in New York. In addition, a man now faces criminal charges in connection with the single-car accident. The accident occurred along FDR Drive on a recent Friday morning.
How the accident happened
According to police, the accident occurred when a 33-year-old man was driving north along the parkway and ended up losing control of his car. He then reportedly collided with a barrier made of concrete. Authorities said the collision caused the car to catch fire.
Two female passengers were found in the car after the fire was extinguished, and they were pronounced deceased at the crash scene. Meanwhile, the male driver suffered injuries and was transported to a medical center, where his condition was deemed serious yet stable. The man was then arrested and charged with driving recklessly.
Legal recourse is often possible for victims of these tragedies
The surviving family members of the two women who died in the fiery New York crash may choose to file wrongful death claims against the man who reportedly caused the accident, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. If the man is convicted on his reckless driving charge, proof of the conviction may be presented in civil court with the goal of establishing liability for the accident. A successfully fought claim might lead to damages to cover funeral expenses and other losses resulting from the accident. Monetary damages cannot undo the events that led to the crash, but they may make it easier for the deceased victims’ family members to move on from the ordeal.