Police in New York are in the process of investigating a car crash that claimed two lives. The fatal accident reportedly occurred in Long Island in the early morning hours of Sunday, June 23. If driver negligence is believed to have contributed to this event, the victim's surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses.
At approximately 12:50 a.m., two vehicles were traveling northbound on Wantagh State Parkway near exit W2 when one of them struck the rear end of the other. The impacted car left the roadway and hit a tree, causing the vehicle to catch fire. Two people in the automobile reportedly died at the scene. Their identities have not been released to the public.
Investigators have not provided any other information about this incident. They are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to please call police and share what they saw. At this time, no charges have been filed against the driver believed responsible for the accident. It is unclear if any charges are pending in this case.
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be difficult to bear emotionally and financially. This type of loss will be felt for a lifetime. There is really nothing that can compensate for it. However, family members may find some relief and possibly a sense of justice by pursuing legal claims against the party thought responsible in a New York civil court. An experienced attorney can review the finer details of this particular case and assist the victim's loved ones in taking steps to seek monetary damages, which could help them as they strive to move forward.