A man was killed in a motor vehicle collision in New York after his car struck another automobile. Another man was injured in the two-car crash, which happened on a recent Monday evening. Police said the accident occurred because the second driver blew through a red stoplight.
Events leading up to the accident
The recent New York collision took place at about 6 p.m. According to authorities, a man, 71, was driving on a boulevard to get food for his co-workers. All of a sudden, another man, 30, who was driving along an avenue reportedly failed to stop at a red traffic light and collided with the older man’s automobile.
The older man was transported to a medical center, where he was pronounced dead. The younger man also suffered injuries in the wreck and was taken to a medical center for treatment. Authorities did not immediately make any arrests in connection with the fatal accident.
Legal recourse available following the accident
The surviving loved ones of the older man who died in the New York car accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the younger man, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the crash. If the younger man believed to have caused the crash is ultimately arrested, charged and criminally convicted in connection with the accident, proof of the conviction may be presented in civil court in an effort to establish liability in the crash. If the older man’s loved ones are successful in court, they may be awarded monetary damages to cover the man’s hospital bills and burial costs.