The morning of July 5 was very nearly a date of tragedy when a car crash in Suffolk County sent two children to the hospital. New York police responded to the car accident that reportedly involved two vehicles on Route 25 around 6:30 a.m. So far, no charges have been filed in association with this serious accident.
Police say a woman was headed southbound when she turned left onto Route 25. Her car was subsequently struck by a westbound driver. The woman was treated on the scene for non life-threatening injuries, but her two daughters, ages 5 and 6, were rushed to a local hospital. Their status was described as critical.
The other driver involved in the crash was not injured, and both vehicles have subsequently been impounded for safety checks. Police say they have not filed charges against either driver as their investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. They have not spoken publicly about what they believe the cause to be, but they have not ruled out recklessness, negligence or intoxication at this time.
As the New York police investigation progresses, it is hoped that some understanding of the cause of the car accident will come to light. If the westbound driver is found to be at fault for the crash, the woman may choose to file personal injury lawsuits on behalf of her daughters against that driver, in addition to any criminal charges that might be filed. Should the worst happen, those suits could be upgraded to wrongful death in a civil court setting.
Source: pix11.com, “Suffolk County car crash critically injures 2 children“, Alyssa Zauderer, July 5, 2016