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New York car accident results in personal injury, fatalities

Passengers in a vehicle place their trust in the driver. They expect that the driver will take measures to ensure their safety, including abstaining from drugs and alcohol, taking proper measures to avoid becoming fatigued and avoiding distracting actions such as texting while driving. Unfortunately, accidents in New York can often have drastic consequences, leaving a victim suffering from a personal injury or a family grieving an unexpected loss.

Unfortunately, the details of a recent accident in New York that left two people in the hospital and two people dead remains under investigation. According to reports, the incident occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on a day in October. Reports indicate that a car driven by a 17-year-old male struck a fire hydrant and a tree.

One passenger in the vehicle, a 16-year-old male, died at the scene of the crash. A 22-year-old female was riding in the backseat after she was transported to the hospital. Both the 17-year-old driver and a 16-year-old passenger suffered critical injuries and remain hospitalized. It is unclear if criminal charges are expected to be filed.

Anyone who has been treated at the hospital likely knows of the large bills that can accrue following even a simple outpatient procedure. Critical injuries that require a lengthy period of treatment and recovery often result in bills that are unmanageable. As a result, the injured passenger may choose to file a personal injury claim against the responsible parties -- potentially including any record owner of the vehicle operated by the young driver. A successfully presented case could result in an award of damages that will allow the injured teenager and his family to cope with the medical expenses and other financial consequences of the accident.

Source: CBS New York, "2 Dead, 2 Critically Hurt In Lindenhurst Car Crash", Oct. 9, 2017

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