For many teenagers, getting their driver’s license is a milestone that they spend years anticipating. Achieving that milestone often means that they have more autonomy and independence from their parents. Unfortunately, it is not without risks. In fact, a car accident in Kentucky reportedly caused by a teen driver recently resulted in the death of another teen.
The incident reportedly happened one morning on a day in late September. Reports indicate that two 17-year-olds, the driver and a passenger, were traveling in a vehicle. Unfortunately, reports indicate that the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to exit the road before striking a tree and coming to a stop on its side.
According the reports, the county coroner pronounced the teenager dead at the scene of the accident. The driver was reportedly taken to the hospital after suffering minor injuries. It is unclear if charges are expected to be filed as a result of the accident.
In the aftermath, officials from the victim’s school have released statements indicating that she was involved in leadership positions and several activities at the school. The teenager was described as vibrant and being an integral part of the community. Unfortunately, the community, and specifically the teenager’s family, must now cope with her unexpected loss. Because tragic losses such as this also came with financial consequences, many grieving families are left to wonder how they will meet their responsibilities. As such, some people who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence choose to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney about filing a civil lawsuit.