Teenage mischief turned into a horrific tragedy in Florida on a recent Thursday. Several personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits might result from this early morning crash that happened in a stolen vehicle. Authorities say a boy and six girls were on a joyride when the driver lost control and rolled the car, leaving two dead and five injured.
Reportedly, the accident happened in Pompano Beach at approximately 3 a.m. in a stolen sedan. Authorities allege a 14-year-old boy was the driver of the car that rolled after striking a tree and a pole before flipping onto its roof on railroad tracks. They say the driver and his six passengers had to be extricated by rescue workers because they were trapped inside the wreck.
The passengers were three 13-year-old and three 12-year-old girls. One 13-year-old girl died at the crash scene, and one of the younger ones succumbed to her injuries at the hospital. The driver and the other passengers were all hospitalized. Four of them suffered traumatic injuries, and one had to be airlifted to a medical facility.
Reportedly, a family member of the boy said he was not the driver. If the parents of the injured and deceased teenagers want to pursue financial relief through the Florida civil justice system, they will have first to identify the driver and then establish negligence. This could be a complicated process with which an experienced personal injury attorney can help. Successfully presented claims might yield monetary judgments to cover financial and emotional damages such as end-of-life expenses, medical expenses and other noneconomic losses sustained.
Source: sun-sentinel.com, “Boy, 14, drove stolen car that crashed, killing 2 and injuring 5, sheriff’s office says“, Linda Trischitta, Tonya Alanez, April 16, 2018