Children, regardless of their age, are never prepared to deal with the unexpected death of their parents. Unfortunately, two children in Alabama are now faced with the reality of life without their parents as a result of a fatal car crash. While multiple people have contributed to a fundraising effort to support them, they may still struggle financially as a result of their loss.
The incident that led to the loss of the lives reportedly happened one Saturday afternoon on a day in late May. According to reports, the couple was stopped at an intersection in a sport utility vehicle, waiting to make a turn. A second SUV, allegedly driven by a teenager, reportedly struck their vehicle in the rear.
The 53-year-old man and his 52-year-old wife were both transported to the hospital but ultimately died as a result of the injuries they suffered in the collision. The teenage driver believed to have been involved suffered serious injuries. Through the investigation into the accident, police say they have ruled out alcohol and cell phone use as factors; both deceased victims were reportedly wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision.
The couple leaves behind two children as a result of the accident. Though many people have donated to support the children, the sudden, unexpected loss of parents can create serious financial complications. As such, those who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another in Alabama often choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those believed to be responsible, potentially including the owner of a vehicle if the car crash involved a minor. An attorney with experience with such cases can help family members identify all parties who may hold responsibility and pursue appropriate legal action.