Car accidents usually happen when drivers least expect them. When car accidents do happen, they can cause victims to suffer from a number of serious injuries and can also result in death. Regrettably, two Georgia teens died in a recent car crash that happened in Franklin County.
The single-vehicle accident happened on a recent Wednesday afternoon. Authorities conducted a preliminary investigation into the crash. Police say that the accident took place near an intersection when the vehicle in which the teens were riding went off the road and crashed into an embankment. Authorities are unsure of the exact cause of the crash, and it is not known if the teen driver lost control of the vehicle.
Authorities also did not mention whether drugs or alcohol were involved. Although the report states that the two teen occupants were killed, it is not known if they died at the scene or at the hospital. The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital, but the exact details of his condition have not been released. No other information about this matter was reported, and the crash remains under investigation.
Fatal car accidents are undoubtedly devastating and are even more so when it is teens that lose their lives. While the true cause of this horrific accident is not yet known, the victims' families could potentially benefit from reviewing their rights under Georgia state law. If the evidence eventually shows that the 18-year-old driver acted in a negligent or reckless manner, then the grieving families may choose to file wrongful death suits in civil court. Compensation gained from successful lawsuits could be used to cover any end-of-life expenses and to help ease each family's pain and suffering.
Source: myfoxatlanta.com, "Two Franklin Co. teens killed in crash", Travis Maurer, Jan. 23, 2015