A woman lost her life in New York after the motor vehicle she was riding in collided with a car. Police arrived at the scene of the Brooklyn crash, which took place a little before 3:30 a.m., to discover one car on fire and several trapped in the other vehicle. They suspect speed played a part in the fatal accident.
Events leading to the crash
Police reported that a car caught fire after crashing into a second car along Court Street. The driver of the first car, a 25-year-old man, reportedly fled the scene after the fiery wreck. Police later found him a block away and arrested him in connection with the accident. A 24-year-old woman was a passenger in his car and suffered injuries in the collision. She was transported to a medical center, where her condition was deemed stable.
Authorities said three people were trapped inside the second car and suffered injuries. Two of them — a 32-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man — were hospitalized, but their conditions were considered stable. The third individual – an 18-year-old woman — was pronounced dead at the hospital.
How an attorney can help
The surviving family members of the woman who died in the New York crash may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the accused man, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained due to the wreck. Likewise, the three injured individuals may file personal injury claims against him. If the man is convicted in criminal court for his role in the collision, proof of the conviction may be presented in civil court to establish negligence per se regarding the crash. Successfully fought civil court claims may lead to monetary damage awards to cover losses stemming from the accident, such as hospital bills and funeral costs.