Losing a child is a tragedy that far too many parents experience. Though the circumstances of such events can vary dramatically, car accidents are a common cause of fatal injuries. When parents lose one of their children so suddenly, they may have a difficult time coming to terms with the situation. Furthermore, they may face emotional and financial losses in the wake of the tragedy.
A motor vehicle accident in Indiana recently led to the death of a high school student. It was reported that a female passenger was in a car that her boyfriend was driving when the vehicle apparently left the roadway. Details on what may have caused the vehicle to leave the road were not available in the report. The crash took place at approximately 5:30 p.m.
The incident sadly resulted in the passenger suffering fatal injuries. At the time of the report, the driver of the vehicle remained in the hospital, but the injuries he suffered were not considered life threatening. Authorities are continuing to investigate the situation in order to determine what may have caused the accident to take place.
Car accidents that result in a young person’s death can leave surviving family members feeling devastated. Along with the emotional turmoil they will likely face, they may also need to deal with financial aspects, such as funeral costs, that could create a different burden. If interested, parties facing such situations may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver considered at fault in order to seek compensation for damages permitted under Indiana law.
Source: fox59.com, “Hundreds remember Ben Davis High School senior killed in car accident“, Amanda Rakes and Charlie De Mar, June 5, 2015