Being a passenger in a vehicle is essentially putting one's life in the hands of another. Subsequently, driving a vehicle with passengers is taking on the legal responsibility for the lives of those passengers. When a driver acts negligently or ignores the law, putting the lives of others at risk, those passengers may have legal options to pursue against that driver. If a fatal accident occurs due to driver negligence or blatant disregard for the law, the family left behind may also have cause to pursue civil action in a New York court in addition to any criminal consequences that driver may face.
What should have been a fun family night of trick or treating turned into chaos and tragedy for a family and others. A car accident during trick or treating took the life of three and left others injured. The deadly car accident occurred as a car jumped the curb and hit a group on the sidewalk in New York.