New Rochelle Car Accident Lawyers Help Father and Son Killed in Fatal Car Crash
Early Sunday morning in New Rochelle, two people died when their vehicle crashed into a brick retaining wall on an exit ramp of Hutchinson River Parkway. Two more children in the car were also injured. Police report the 37-year-old driver lost control and hit it, colliding into it on impact. Two other children also involved were treated for their injuries at local hospitals.
Police have yet to release the victim’s identity pending notification of his family. Police believe the vehicle was traveling northbound on the highway when its driver lost control and hit a wall head-on, throwing twin brothers from its back seat into the backseat; one was declared dead at the scene while the other was taken to Jacobi Hospital in Bronx where he ultimately succumbed later that day.
Toxicology reports will determine whether alcohol or drugs were involved, though police don’t suspect any criminality was at play in this incident. “This was a very tragic accident,” stated Westchester County’s chief of police. “I don’t believe this to be any form of criminality or anything similar.”
Witnesses reported the driver had to quickly brake prior to the accident and that there were no skid marks visible on the road, suggesting they may have been driving too quickly. Victims’ families are struggling with their losses; GoFundMe page has raised over $39,000 thus far in order to cover funeral costs and other expenses associated with their loved one’s deaths.
New York law generally follows a no-fault system for handling injury cases, offering injured parties compensation for medical bills and lost wages. But sometimes an injured party must go beyond this system to seek damages from those at fault; when this is necessary, Marvin A. Cooper P.C can help New Rochelle car accident lawyers can help determine your options and fight to secure maximum compensation on behalf of their client.
At New Rochelle Car Accident Law Group, we will gather all relevant evidence in support of your claim – police reports, accident photographs, witness statements and more – from police reports and witness accounts to medical professional evaluations and total expectant costs calculations. Once we have everything ready, we can negotiate a fair settlement or prepare your case for trial as necessary. If you or a loved one has been injured in a New Rochelle car crash contact us now for a complimentary consultation session.