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Fatal accident claims lives of teenagers

The death of a child is one of the hardest things a parent could ever experience. Losing the child through a senseless act that results in a fatal accident is beyond comprehension. A 14-year-old boy is facing charges by police in a Texas city after his part in causing a fatal accident.

A police officer was eyewitness to a drag race between two SUVs one recent morning around 2 a.m. He said both drivers were speeding and both lost control of their vehicles when one hit the other. One SUV crashed into a tree and flipped over, the impact killing the driver and his passenger. One occupant was 14 years old and the other, 15.

The other driver ran into a street sign, at which point he got out of his vehicle and looked in the other SUV. He then returned to his vehicle, apparently intending to leave the scene. He is now facing felony charges for racing, failure to stop and render aid and causing death. He has been placed in the custody of the county's juvenile probation authorities.

These boys lost the chance to have the future they may have once envisioned for themselves, all for the risk of a rebellious act. The lone survivor will not only have to live with what he did for the rest of his life, he may be sentenced to time in jail, probation or fines and other consequences. The parents of the boys who were killed in the fatal accident may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against him. As horrific as this incident was, it is unfortunately not the only accident of this type that has happened on Texas roads. For victims having to deal not only with the loss of someone they loved but also a financial void that may have been left, an experienced attorney can guide them in navigating a wrongful death claim.

Source: chron.com, "14-year-old charged in racing crash that killed two teens in SW Houston", Samantha Ketterer, April 25, 2018

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