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New York car collision claims 1 life, leads to 1 injury

On Behalf of | Apr 16, 2022 | Car Accidents |

A woman’s life has sadly been lost due to a tragic car collision in New York. In addition, a man has suffered injuries in the single-car wreck. The deadly crash took place on a recent Saturday evening, leaving the involved parties’ family members and community to question how such a collision could have happened. 

How the crash occurred 

The recent motor vehicle accident took place at a little before 5 p.m. along New York State Route 22. According to authorities, a 20-year-old man was driving south along the highway. The man then reportedly lost control of his car when another automobile entered the roadway. 

Police said the man’s car left the road and struck an embankment and guardrail before flipping. Both the man and his 18-year-old female passenger suffered injuries and were therefore transported to a medical center. However, the woman ended up passing away at the hospital. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the crash. 

Legal recourse in the aftermath of these tragedies  

The police may determine that the injured man caused the New York accident due to negligent driving — for instance, speeding or distracted driving. In this situation, the surviving loved ones of the woman who passed away in the crash have the option of filing a wrongful death claim against the man, seeking damages. If they can establish liability in civil court, a judge will determine their claim for monetary damages. Damages awarded in a successfully litigated claim may help with covering burial costs and other accident-related losses.