Teenagers have pulled mischievous pranks for many years. Although no one expects them to lead to a fatal accident, there can be an element of harm in some. One teenage Texas boy has been charged with murder after a supposed night of pranks resulted in a fatal accident.
Three teenage boys were riding around in a GMC Acadia, egging cars they passed on the road. The driver of one of the cars they hit, a Lincoln, was enraged and chased after them. The driver of the Acadia, only 14 years of age, ran a red light in his effort to outrun the other vehicle. He crashed into a pickup truck going through the intersection.
The impact drove both vehicles off the road into a ditch. Although she was rescued from her truck, the driver died from her injuries. The driver of the Acadia and one of the passengers were hospitalized but are expected to fully recover, and the other passenger was not injured. The driver of the Lincoln did not remain at the crash site and police are still on the lookout for him or her. Police are still investigating the incident.
No matter the intentions surrounding the specifics of a fatal accident, negligent acts resulting in death have consequences. One way surviving family members choose to seek closure is by pursuing a wrongful death claim. The award amount they seek can be based on medical and burial expenditures, pain and suffering, and the amount the deceased person may have earned had he or she lived. For those Texas residents who have lost a loved one because of the negligence of another person or party, an attorney can give the information needed in filing a claim and can be a measure of support during the complete legal process.