A road traffic accident involving a sedan, an SUV and a box truck claimed the life of 53-year-old New York City woman and left nine others injured on the morning of May 26 according to a report from the NYPD. Seven of those injured were children. The accident occurred at the intersection of 130th Street and South Conduit Avenue in Queens.

Emergency response personnel rushed to the auto accident scene in South Ozone Park to discover a badly damaged Dodge Neon. According to police, the sedan had been involved in a collision with a large SUV before being struck by a box truck. Rescue workers found the car pressed against a guard rail, and several of them then worked furiously to free the two women trapped inside.

According to reports, the deceased woman had been a passenger in the Dodge Neon. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at a nearby medical facility. The injured children had been on their way to school in the SUV at the time of the crash. Their injuries were described as minor. The drivers of the SUV and sedan were reported to be in stable condition after being transported to an area hospital by paramedics. Police stated that while charges have not been filed, their investigation into the accident was ongoing.

Individuals who suffer injuries in a motor vehicle accident caused by another driver may sometimes pursue a civil personal injury lawsuit even when no criminal charges are filed against the driver responsible. A personal injury attorney may conduct an investigation into a vehicle collision to determine the causes. If negligent behavior of another driver is found to have been the reason for the crash, a lawsuit may seek compensation for the lost income, property damage and medical expenses of accident victims.

Source: NBC New York, “1 Dead, 9 Injured in 3-Vehicle Crash in Queens”, Associated Press, May 27, 2015