Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP

An unexpected New York vehicle crash recently left two people dead and a third person barely surviving. A car accident can quickly take place if a driver is negligent or reckless behind the wheel. It's understandable for the family members of the deceased victims to seek answers about the cause of such a tragic crash.

The recent New York accident took place during the early morning hours, according to police. It occurred when one car was allegedly racing another one. The 20-year-old driver of the first car reportedly lost control. The driver then struck a tree, police said. They say that the car he was operating split in half, and half of it caught fire.

The other vehicle that was speeding raced away, authorities said. One witness said the two cars were going at about 90 mph. Both the driver and a 22-year-old passenger in the car that crashed were ejected; they were transported to the hospital, where the driver died. The passenger's condition was deemed critical. A third person in the car was badly burned and passed away at the accident scene.

The family of the deceased passenger may file a New York wrongful death suit in this case, while the injured passenger may opt to file a personal injury lawsuit. Even though the driver of the car died in the crash, his estate may still be sued. In addition, anyone who separately owned the car involved in the accident may face legal claims as well. The plaintiffs may seek the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained in the car accident, based on competent proof of negligence. 

Source:, "Two dead, one injured after Bronx car crash", Thomas Tracy, Ryan Sit and Laura Bult, Sept. 12, 2014