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2 dead following New York car accident

A serious crash on the Bronx Parkway has resulted in two fatalities, according to local law enforcement. New York police responded to the car accident in the early morning of September 12. A third individual was apparently seriously injured in the crash, which was still under investigation at the time of this report.  

According to the limited details provided in the accident report, the vehicle was apparently traveling along the Parkway when it abruptly left the road for reasons unknown. The vehicle was traveling at a high enough rate of speed that, when it struck a tree, the car was torn in half and caught fire. Two of the three occupants of the vehicle were killed on impact and pronounced dead shortly thereafter by arriving medical personnel.

A third occupant was seriously injured and rushed to a local hospital.  It is unclear whether the driver of the vehicle was the individual who survived, or if the driver perished in the crash. Police have not yet speculated publicly as to the cause of the accident, but it appears that high speed may have been a factor. There has been no word as to whether they believe alcohol was also involved. 

Depending on the outcome of the New York police investigation into this car accident, it is possible that charges will still be filed, assuming the driver is still alive and is found culpable. In either case, the family of any deceased passengers will be entitled to file a wrongful death suit against either the driver or the driver's estate, and any surviving injured parties will be entitled to file a personal injury suit in the same way. These suits would be handled in a civil court setting.

Source: newsday.com, "2 dead, 1 seriously hurt in Bronx parkway crash", , Sept. 12, 2014

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