Parents always want their children to make it home safely. Understandably, when teens start to drive, their parents worry that their inexperience behind the wheel could result in an accident. Unfortunately, car accidents often do take place while teenagers are driving, and the outcomes can be tragic.
It was recently reported that a single-vehicle accident in California had devastating outcomes. Apparently, a 17-year-old girl was driving an SUV that was also carrying five passengers when the vehicle struck a tree. The report stated that the teens had left a sporting event at a nearby high school, and the accident took place less than a mile from the school. Authorities suspect that wet road conditions and excessive speed contributed to the incident.
The driver and a 13-year-old passenger both suffered fatal injuries in the crash. The four other passengers suffered injuries that ranged from moderate to life-threatening. It was reported that a 13-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and two 17-year-old girls were among those injured passengers. One of the individuals had been thrown from the vehicle during the crash.
Parents dread learning that their children have suffered serious or fatal injuries as the result of car accidents. The families of the teens killed or injured in this California crash are undoubtedly heartbroken. Some of them may feel that pursuing compensation from parties considered responsible for the accident may be warranted. Though the driver of the vehicle was a minor and died in the crash, legal claims could still be filed against the owner of the vehicle and the driver's estate.