Even though every car accident is an unfortunate occurrence, it is even more unfortunate when someone dies from injuries related to the crash. More unfortunate still is when a young person dies. Riding around with one’s friends can be fun, but one must pay attention to the road otherwise serious consequences can happen. A 15-year-old teenage passenger in a Toyota died in a Texas car accident that also injured others.
Last Saturday, the 15-year-old teenager was riding around with his three friends in a Toyota in the early morning. The driver was turning left out of a gas station when it collided with a Mercedes-Benz. Witnesses of the event claim that the Mercedes-Benz was speeding when it hit the Toyota.
The 15-year-old, who was sitting in the back seat, and the front seat passenger had to be flown to an area hospital to be treated for their injuries. The 15-year-old died from his injuries while at the hospital. The driver of the Toyota was taken to another hospital, and his condition is currently unknown. The driver of the Mercedes-Benz was said to be uninjured.
Texas police are still investigating the car accident. If it is found that the driver of the Mercedes-Benz was in fact speeding and is therefore at fault for the crash, the occupants of the Toyota could have the opportunity to take legal action. The family of the 15-year-old could possibly be able to file a wrongful death claim while the other occupants might be able to file personal injury claims. These claims could pay for hospital bills as well as punitive damages resulting from the serious car accident.
Source: chron.com, 15-year-old killed in NW Houston crash, Yang Wang, Aug. 25, 2013