A crash happened recently that resulted in tragedy. A Maryland teen was killed after an early morning auto accident. Authorities have now identified the victim.
The accident occurred on Nov. 1 in Montgomery County. Upon a preliminary investigation, authorities determined that the accident happened when the driver of a Jeep SUV veered off onto the shoulder of the highway. The vehicle eventually struck a Honda sedan that was disabled and had five occupants inside. Officers arrived at the scene and discovered that a passenger in the Honda died of his injuries.
The passenger was also a student at Gonzaga College High School. Three other teens and the driver of the Honda were transported to different hospitals with unknown injuries. Authorities believe that the driver of the SUV was under the influence and charges are pending. The investigation into this matter is ongoing.
Sadly, a teen had his life cut short due to the apparent negligence of another driver. The teen's family is undoubtedly grief stricken over their sudden loss and may wonder if there are any legal remedies available to them. They retain the right to pursue a wrongful death claim to recover damages accruing from the auto accident. The parties who were seriously injured have similar rights under Maryland personal injury laws to seek restitution for medical expenses, lost wages and other financial damages recognized by applicable laws. Since the driver of the Jeep may be criminally charged, the family and the injured victims may benefit from evidence used in criminal court to establish financial liability in a civil courtroom.
Source: wtop.com, "Gonzaga student killed in Saturday crash in Maryland", Nov. 2, 2014