Louisiana parents may be familiar with the particular sort of worry that strikes when a teen reaches driving age. Parents must hope that the education and practice they have provided a young driver will help keep a teen safe on the road. Unfortunately, when it comes to car accidents, sometimes a teen driver becomes the victim, not the cause.
Recently a Louisiana teen and his friends were traveling on Highway 70 when tragedy struck. They were hit head-on by an SUV that had crossed into oncoming traffic. All three teens were wearing a seat belt.
The 16-year-old passenger in the front seat suffered serious injuries and later died. The other two teens also suffered injuries so severe they had to be transported to a local hospital. The driver at fault, a 24-year-old man, was not seriously injured, and police soon determined he was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with number of crimes, including vehicular homicide. The crash remains under investigation.
When car accidents cause serious injury or death to teenagers, parents are surely devastated. When a driver breaks the law and gets behind the wheel while impaired, he or she puts innocent lives at risk. Victims, including the surviving families of deceased victims, may want to speak to an experienced attorney. An attorney may be able to help families as they attempt to seek justice in a court of law. Medical bills, funeral expenses and insurance matters may feel overwhelming in a time of grief, and often, an attorney can help sort these matters as well.