A man accused of driving at a high speed on a Brooklyn street, crashing into and killing the occupants of a hired car, turned himself in Pennsylvania. He will be returned to New York to face charges in connection with the fatal crash. According to authorities, the man crashed into a car with a 21-year-old couple in it. The couple was seven months pregnant with their first child and, at the time of the crash, they were on their way to the hospital. The couple died and their son, who was delivered prematurely by cesarean section, also died later due to the extreme prematurity.
Family, friends and neighbors of the couple, who belonged to the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, were devastated by the news. It is hard to imagine or cope with such a tragic loss and, the grieving families may wonder why them. A lost life cannot be brought back, but some measure of justice can be had by holding the negligent driver responsible for his actions through a wrongful death lawsuit. It may be helpful for any family who has lost a loved one in an accident to contact a Nassau County wrongful death attorney to get more details.
The young man killed in the crash was studying at the rabbinical college and, looking forward to the future. It is hard to imagine what the families and the close-knit community is going through. The tragic and untimely loss of an entire family due to the negligence of another is incomprehensible and, an emotional time. Typically a wrongful death lawsuit is brought on behalf of a family member such as a surviving spouse or next of kin.
The family may be able to recover funeral and burial costs, projected life earnings, loss of consortium, love, companionship, support, counsel, advice, conscious pain and suffering prior to death and, punitive damages. Compensation will not bring back a life but, may offer the family some sense of justice.
- FOX News, “NY police await return of suspect held in Pa. after car crash that killed expectant parents,” March 7, 2013