Fourteen were hurt in a multi-vehicle motor vehicle crash in New York. A woman was arrested in connection with the tragedy. The accident occurred in Brooklyn on a recent Sunday.
How the car accident occurred
The New York accident took place at about 8:30 p.m. According to authorities, a 23-year-old woman was driving a car that struck the back of another car. The second car then reportedly hit another car. Police said the woman tried to flee the accident scene in her vehicle and subsequently collided with a bus.
A passenger in the woman’s car suffered critical injuries. The accident also led to several other accidents, injuring more than a dozen people overall. Police charged the woman with driving a car without a license, and it is possible that other charges will be added as the investigation is completed.
The victims who were injured in the New York accident may file personal injury claims against the woman who reportedly caused the accident, seeking reimbursement of monetary damages. It is not clear if the woman owned the vehicle she was driving; any other registered owner of the vehicle could be added as a defendant. If the accused woman is convicted in criminal court, proof of the conviction may be presented in civil court to establish negligence per se. A successfully litigated claim might lead to a financial damage award to cover accident-related losses, such as hospital bills and even the loss of wages if the accident prevented the plaintiff from returning to work for an extended period.