Bob and Kathy Corsini were thrilled this week when Gov. Corzine signed a bill named after their deceased son, but they're not stopping there.
"Daniel Mackay's Law" requires authorities to inform the relatives of disabled or deceased car accident victims where the car can be found. It also caps the amount that can be charged to those families for towing and storage.
The Corsinis, of Mantua, pushed for the law after their 18-year-old son was killed in a car accident on I-295 in 2006.
Following the accident, the Corsinis had to figure out where the car had been taken. When they went to pick it up, they were charged $640.90.
The experience of retrieving the car was a chilling one, Bob Corsini said. The car was a crumpled mess and their son's blood stained the interior.
He hopes other families will be spared some of the pain he and his wife suffered in the immediate aftermath of their son's death.
"I'm not stopping here," Bob Corsini said yesterday, a day after Corzine signed the bill into law. "I want to see if there's anything that can be done on a national level. If anybody doesn't have to go through what we went through, it's all worth it."