In a heart-wrenching incident early Sunday morning, five children between the ages of 8 and 17 lost their lives in a devastating car crash off the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester County. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families during this unimaginable time of grief and loss.

The tragic crash occurred when the Nissan SUV they were traveling in veered off the parkway, north of the Mamaroneck Road exit, struck a tree, and burst into flames. Authorities have reported that the driver, a 16-year-old boy who was among the deceased, lost control of the vehicle. There were no other vehicles involved in the incident.

Among the devastating loss, there is one glimmer of hope: a 9-year-old boy who was riding in the hatchback/trunk portion of the car managed to escape through the rear and survived. He is currently receiving medical attention at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, and while his injuries are not life-threatening, the emotional and physical recovery will undoubtedly be a challenging journey for him.

These children, four boys, and one girl, hailed from Connecticut and were all related, residing in Derby, approximately an hour away from the crash site. As authorities work diligently to notify family members and investigate the cause of the crash, it is crucial for the affected families to receive the support, justice, and legal guidance they need during this difficult time.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, particularly one resulting in such a devastating loss, it is essential to seek the expertise and advocacy of a compassionate personal injury lawyer. Norman Gershon, a trusted attorney in Westchester County, stands ready to provide the necessary legal support and guidance to the affected families.

Norman Gershon understands the profound impact of such a tragedy on families and the importance of holding accountable those responsible for the accident. With years of experience in personal injury law, Norman is committed to fighting for justice and ensuring that the rights and interests of his clients are protected.

If you find yourself grappling with the aftermath of an accident or seeking answers to legal questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Norman Gershon for a compassionate consultation. He will provide you with the support and guidance needed to navigate the legal complexities while you focus on healing and rebuilding your life.

Our hearts go out to the families affected by this tragic accident. Let us come together as a community to support one another during this difficult time.

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