Three teenagers’ lives have sadly been cut short in a deadly car collision in Long Island. The single-car accident took place on a recent Wednesday night. Sometimes, these types of wrecks occur as a result of driver negligence, which can be grounds for litigation.
How the crash took place
The tragic accident took place at about 9:45 p.m. According to police, a 16-year-old boy was driving a car along a road. All of a sudden, the motor vehicle reportedly crashed in the nearby woods.
The teenage driver passed away at the crash scene. The driver’s two passengers—a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man—were also pronounced deceased at the accident scene. Per the law in New York, only one passenger who is younger than 21 is allowed to be in a motor vehicle with a young licensed driver if a driving instructor, guardian or parent is not present in the car as well.
Legal recourse may be possible following the accident
The surviving loved ones of the two deceased passengers may decide to file wrongful death claims, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the unfortunate incident. Even though the driver of the car passed away in the crash, his estate may still be sued. Likewise, anyone else with an ownership interest in the car he was driving at the time of the crash—for example, perhaps his parents—may be named in the lawsuit. A successfully litigated wrongful death claim in a New York civil court might lead to damages that can cover losses stemming from the accident, such as the two passengers’ burial costs.