When teens obtain their learner’s permits, they are only permitted to drive a vehicle in certain situations. When they fail to abide by those restrictions, they can face serious legal problems as can their guardians or anyone else who allowed them to drive. Tragically, police suspect that a teen with a learner’s permit was driving a vehicle this morning when a gruesome single-vehicle Long Island car accident occurred that killed all four of his occupants and left him injured. Police are still investigating the situation.
According to the authorities, this single-vehicle Long Island car accident occurred this morning at approximately 3:40 a.m. An unidentified 17-year-old boy was driving a Subaru sedan in a westbound direction on the Southern State Parkway near Exit 17 not far from the town of Malverne. At that point, he apparently lost control of his vehicle at a curve and slammed into a tree at a high rate of speed and then crashed into additional trees. The vehicle was torn in half and four teens were killed in the crash.
New York Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we’d like to offer our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of the four teens who were killed in this Long Island car accident. We hope that they are able to somehow come together and work through what is certainly an extreme amount of grief. In addition, this crash will now become part of the overall statistics regarding New York car accidents. Every year, more than 187,000 people are injured and more than 1,200 people are killed in these occurrences.
New York Wrongful Death Lawyers
If the available information is accurate and the investigation reveals that the driver was at fault for the crash, it could set off a legal wave of filings that would include New York wrongful death lawsuits initiated by the families of those who were killed. If these lawsuits are filed and they are successful, it could result in an award of damages that compensates the families for their losses.
If you have lost someone you love in a crash, you need to seek the help of New York wrongful death lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of grieving families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.