Police detectives launched an investigation into a fatal crash that occurred in New York State on a recent Wednesday. According to a crash report, two vehicles were involved in the car accident that happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. The person who died in this accident was a 49-year-old delivery driver of a pizza restaurant.
Reportedly, the delivery driver was on his way to deliver a pizza when an SUV traveling in the opposite direction drifted into his lane. The head-on collision that followed claimed the life of the delivery driver. When paramedics arrived at the scene, the driver had already succumbed to his injuries.
The 28-year-old woman who was the driver of the SUV and her passenger were transported to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Further reports indicate that the SUV driver’s license was suspended, and she will have to appear in criminal court to answer to these charges. This might not be the only time she will be in court either because the surviving family members of the pizza delivery driver could file a wrongful death claim against her in a civil court.
Whenever a New York driver is killed in a car accident that resulted from another driver’s negligence, such as crossing into the lane of oncoming traffic, the surviving family members may seek damage recovery on behalf of the deceased driver’s estate. With the support and guidance of an experienced wrongful death attorney, the complicated legal process can be simplified. Typical documented claims in such a lawsuit include the expenses related to the end-of-life arrangements and lost income. The family can also claim compensation for the pain and suffering they suffered after the loss of their loved one.