Most people know that when they travel in a motor vehicle, there is a chance of being involved in a traffic accident. These chances may increase under certain circumstances, such as when the driver has little experience. Unfortunately, reports indicate that a recent car accident in Alabama involving a teenage driver has left one family mourning the unexpected loss of a passenger in the vehicle.
The accident reportedly happened around 9 p.m. on a day in February. According to reports, a 16-year-old female driver was headed northwest in a sedan when the vehicle reportedly exited the right side of the road. Unfortunately, reports indicate that the driver overcorrected, causing the vehicle to veer off the left side of the road and strike a tree.
The force of the impact reportedly split the vehicle in half. One of the occupants, a 14-year-old, is said to have died at the scene. Three other occupants, including the driver, were transported to the hospital; one of them suffered critical injuries. Reports indicate that an accident reconstruction team was at the scene.
Unfortunately, a family is now facing its worst nightmare as they plan the funeral of their daughter as a result of the fatal Alabama car accident. While the emotional ramifications of such a loss are often obvious, many families also struggle financially as well. Funeral expenses and lost wages can have a significant impact. To help cope with this, the family may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney with experience with such cases can help them identify all parties who may potentially hold responsibility and seek appropriate action.