Car accidents often claim lives of young people

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2019 | wrongful death |

Teenagers are often excited to get their driver’s licenses and to have the ability to drive themselves and their friends to their desired destinations. Of course, these drivers are inexperienced and are commonly involved in car accidents. Unfortunately, some young people may even lose their lives in these incidents.

It was reported that an accident in Colorado involving a car and a semitrailer recently took place. The driver of the car was a 17-year-old male, and there was also a 17-year-old female passenger in the vehicle. The driver reportedly lost control of the car and traveled into the opposite lane. After this happened, the vehicle was hit by a semitrailer operated by a 51-year-old man. 

The incident resulted in both teens suffering fatal injuries, and they were declared dead at the accident site. It was mentioned that neither individual was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The driver of the semitrailer did not suffer any injuries in the incident. Authorities were still investigating at the time of the report.

Car accidents like this Colorado incident are difficult on families. Losing a child at any age is immensely hard on parents and other loved ones. If the family of the passenger feel that seeking compensation for their losses may be in their best interests, they likely have legal options for doing so. Though the driver considered at fault also died in the crash, they may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against his estate, the owner of the vehicle or any other parties deemed responsible.