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Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents Greatly Impact New York Families

On behalf of Licatesi Law Group, LLP posted in motor vehicle accidents on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Passengers in vehicles may be more at risk than other travelers as they have no control over those vehicles. Because the drivers are in control, the passengers must rely on them to make the correct decisions. Unfortunately, many motor vehicle accidents take place because drivers make mistakes. Sometimes, these accidents can lead to the deaths of innocent passengers.

It was recently reported that a fatal accident took place in New York. Apparently, the incident involved only one vehicle, and there were two occupants in the car at the time. Both individuals were police officers with the New York Police Department. The vehicle was suspected to have been traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver failed to remain on the roadway. The car hit a tree stump and flipped before bursting into flames.

Two other officers were on their way home when they saw the accident. They were able to pull the driver from the car, but they could not get to the passenger. She was reported as being 27 years old, and she suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the car was critically injured.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents can have many impacts on the surviving families of the victims. As a result, many individuals choose to pursue compensation against drivers considered at fault for such incidents. If the family of this New York victim wishes to take such a route, they may want to consider gaining more information on wrongful death claims. A successful claim could allow them to gain compensation for damages resulting from the crash.

Source: New York Daily News, “Off-duty cop killed, sergeant critically injured in Bronx crash“, Laura Dimon, Feb. 2, 2017

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