New York police officers are investigating a case involving a car accident that occurred in Chautauqua County on a recent Saturday. A person driving a Ford F-150 was struck by another vehicle. There was a passenger in the Ford truck at the time.
The 71-year-old woman passenger was ejected from the vehicle when the other driver reportedly failed to halt at a stop sign. The person driving the Ford F-150 was transported to a hospital and treated for injuries not thought to be life-threatening. Sadly, the elderly woman who had been traveling with him at the time was killed.
The other driver was out on bail for manslaughter
The man who is said to have disregarded a stop sign moments before the collision occurred had previously been indicted by a Chautauqua County Grand Jury in two separate cases. One of the cases involved a hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of a teenager. He is also facing illegal possession of firearms charges.
Seeking justice following a fatal motor vehicle collision
When someone loses a family member in a New York fatal collision, he or she may be able to file a wrongful death claim in civil court. This is often done when driver negligence is shown to have been a causal factor in a fatality that may have been otherwise preventable. A wrongful death claim is complicated, but any stress can be alleviated by asking an experienced injury law attorney to speak and act on one’s behalf in court. Many grieving families take comfort in knowing that, although there is no way to replace the loss of human life, they can, at least, seek restitution from the person who caused their loved one’s death.