A tragic single-car accident on a recent Wednesday led to the death of a 17-year-old Georgia youth. The teenager was traveling with an 18 year old. Fatal car accidents are always tragic, but when teenagers or children are the victims, they are even more disconcerting.
According to the authorities, the deceased was the only passenger. He was flung from the car during the accident. It seems as if the driver lost control of the car. The car traveled down a bank into a front yard after having left the road. At this point, the car rolled a few times.
The driver was trapped by his seat belt and had to be removed from the wreckage, and he was transported to a hospital in the area. Fortunately, his injuries were not serious. Authorities are waiting for the results from the investigation to determine if speed was a possible cause of the accident. It is not suspected that alcohol and drugs played a contributing role. The investigation into the accident will likely determine exactly what happened to cause the crash.
In Georgia, victims seriously injured in car accidents may choose to file personal injury claims, while the families of deceased victims of such accidents may choose to file wrongful death claims. Those pursuing claims will need to prove that the injuries or deaths that resulted were caused by the negligence of a party to the collision. Successful personal injury and wrongful death claims, in which the evidence documents that negligence was the contributing cause of the accident, may provide the injured victims -- and the families of deceased victims -- some financial relief from the unexpected costs arising from the accidents.
Source: accessnorthga.com, "Forsyth Co. teen killed in Wednesday night crash", B.J. Williams, Feb. 12, 2015