No parent is prepared for the news that they have lost their child in a deadly car accident. After a tragic North Carolina accident, a father tried to reach his son through text messages, but they were never received. While a father warned his son of a major accident on the road, he didn’t realize that his son had been traveling in the backseat. According to state troopers investigating the accident, a 16-year-old was driving recklessly and carelessly when he was involved in a collision that also killed two of his friends and injured another.
Accident reports indicated that the 16-year-old driver was transporting several of his friends home from school when he lost control of the vehicle and struck several trees before the car overturned. Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene while the driver and another passenger were rushed to the hospital. The father of one of the victims heard about the accident and began to text his son. The first text asked simply, “Where are you?” The following texts became more desperate, as the father had gotten word of the wreck less than a mile from the family home.
When his son failed to reply to the first text, he sent another: “Answer me right now, there has been a very serious car wreck below the church.” He even added, “I want to know it isn’t you.” After he didn’t receive an answer from his son, the father began to desperately call the phone. On the second attempt, a state trooper answered the phone and informed the father that his only son had been killed in a car accident. The deadly collision occurred only three days before Thanksgiving. According to the father, learning of his son’s death was like “a nightmare you don’t wake up from.”
Parents who have lost a child in an accident will never completely heal from the loss. Our Asheville auto accident attorneys understand the difficulties faced by families who have lost a loved one. While legal action cannot bring back a loved one, it can ensure that responsible parties are held accountable and that you receive just compensation for your loss. We will take the time to review any accident case, identify responsible individuals or entities, and pursue maximum compensation to cover hospital expenses, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, lost wages, and other personal losses you have endured.
Another family also suffered as a result of this accident. A young girl in the backseat was killed and her brother is still fighting for his life after the collision. The two survivors of the accident suffered severe injuries and are still in the hospital. After an accident and serious injuries, victims should consult with an advocate who can help to protect their rights and long-term interests. In cases that result in serious or permanent injuries, victims may need long-term care which can be extremely costly. An experienced attorney can help to collect the full benefits you are entitled to. Neither family has blamed the driver for the accident, but local authorities are still investigating the cause of the deadly collision.
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