From a minor fender bender to collisions resulting in several deaths, car crashes are not something to take lightly. A fatal accident is a tragic experience for both the family and friends of a victim to have to go through. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are rather common on Louisiana roadways. Keeping all motorists safe seems to be an almost impossible task to achieve.
A recent accident in Louisiana involved a single-vehicle, but resulted in the death of 2 teenagers. An SUV was the vehicle involved in the crash and it was driven by a 16-year-old. Due to the excessive speed of the vehicle, the young driver lost control of the car as it went over the top of a hill. The vehicle proceeded to run off of the street and slammed into a tree.
Four of the vehicle’s passengers obtained moderate injuries as a result of the incident, while the driver received minor injuries. Two passengers, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old, were declared dead at the at the scene of the accident. While speeding has been reported as a contributing factor in this crash, the investigation remains ongoing.
The loss of two Louisiana teenagers whose whole lives were ahead of them is truly devastating. Their grieving families may have the right to file wrongful death claims for the loss of their loved ones in this fatal accident. The victims who suffered injuries may also be entitled to file personal injury claims that could provide them with compensation to assist with the unexpected medical bills they now face. Nothing can turn back time and bring back the lives of those lost, but successfully litigated lawsuits could ease the stress these families are now facing.
Source: nbc33tv.com, 2 Teens killed, 5 injured in high-speed crash in Rapides Parish, No author, Jan. 28, 2014