Every accident that results in serious injuries or fatalities will be investigated by law enforcement officers. Items found at the accident scene can be helpful in recreating the events to determine the cause. Sometimes, items found in the vehicle or at the scene can raise more questions than answers. In a recent case, four teens were killed after a vehicle ran head-on into a school bus. After an initial investigation of the accident scene, officers were working to piece together the case, and make sense of four guns that were found in the wreckage of the vehicle.
According to reports, there were four victims killed in the accident. The teens were aged 19, 18, 16 and 15 years old. Police reports indicated that the 16-year-old driver was traveling at 80 miles per hour when he approached a curve and ran head-on into a school bus. Fortunately, the bus was not carrying any children; however, the mechanic who was driving the bus in for repairs and service suffered serious injuries in the collision. Prior to the accident, another driver had called in the vehicle as “suspicious” and followed it before witnessing the tragic crash.
North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the scene; however, they did not give any indication about what was suspicious about the vehicle or what factors may have contributed to the accident. According to media reports, the accident is still under investigation and any information about the cause should be reported to authorities. Our Raleigh traffic accident attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of victims and to recovering maximum compensation for families. Whether you were injured, or lost a loved one, we will take a comprehensive approach to your case to determine the cause of the accident and identify responsible parties.
The four handguns that were found in the vehicle were reported stolen, according to the chief deputy. Law enforcement officers are in the process of tracing who the guns are registered and how they got into the hands of the teens. The highway patrol had originally stated that the crash occurred after a vehicle was being pursued by authorities, but later authorities confirmed that there was no chase involved. The private vehicle was trailing the teens, but the authorities did not catch up until after the accident. The accident was a reminder to parents and teens throughout the community that reckless and dangerous driving can kill.
Teens are often the victims of accidents because they can be more reckless and distracted and they often do not have enough experience. If your teen was involved in an accident and suffered from serious injuries, or if you lost a teen in an accident caused by reckless driving, texting and driving, drinking and driving, or other dangerous driving activities, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against all liable parties. Our attorneys will review your case, identity all accountable individuals or entities and aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf.
Contact the North Carolina injury lawyers at the Lee Law Offices by calling 800-887-1965.
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