Running a stop sign is a common cause of car accidents. Sadly, the impact of such car accidents can be deadly at times. One recent New York car accident resulted in the death of a driver and the death of a 13-year-old girl.
The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. on a Saturday. A 50-year-old man was driving through an intersection, along with the two teenage passengers he had in his car. A 42-year-old man reportedly drove through a stop sign. He hit the passenger side of the other vehicle.
The 42-year-old who ran the stop sign died at the scene of the accident. The other driver had a broken ankle and head injury that required medical care. The two teenagers in the other car were rushed to medical facilities. The 13-year-old girl died at the hospital. Authorities are continuing to investigate the car accident, and a reconstruction unit was on the scene shortly after the wreck.
An investigation may conclusively pinpoint culpability in the car accident. If it is determined that the man did run a stop sign and acted negligently in doing so, the family of the deceased teen and the injured parties may have the option to pursue a claim against the estate of the deceased driver. If the family chooses to pursue a wrongful death suit or the victims pursue personal injury suits in a New York civil court and their suits are successful, they may benefit from the awarding of damages, which could help them cover the expenses that have resulted the car accident.
Source: syracuse.com, "Two-car crash in Herkimer County kills man, girl, police say", Ken Sturtz, May 23, 2015