Car accidents are bound to occur, but when they result in the loss of a child or young adult's life, it can be heartbreaking. Dallas readers might be sad to hear about a 19-year-old boy who was killed alongside his 12-year-old cousin in a truck accident in West Alabama on September 1. The accident involved two vehicles, one of which was an 18-wheerler.
According to reports that have been released, the 19-year-old freshman football player's car collided with an 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 43 close to the town of Linden, Alabama. The accident took place on Sunday afternoon, and the 19-year-old's cousin, who was only 12, was also killed. No word has been given on who was at fault at this time.
Reports have not been updated to signify the condition of the 18-wheeler's driver, but it does not appear that the driver was injured. No report on the cause of the accident or the person at fault has been released, and police from Selma and Montgomery have been referring calls to a spokesman for the incident who had been out of the office for the Labor Day holiday. No reports of drinking or negligence have been made, and counselors have been made available to students at the football player's high school.
The loss of a life due to an accident is a sad event, and in this instance, no one has been named as the cause of the accident. If you or someone you know have been injured in a car accident, however, it's important to seek legal advice to help you understand your rights. If you have been injured at the fault of another driver, you may have the right to compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other financial difficulties caused by the accident.
Source: Star Telegram, "West Alabama player killed in car accident" No Author Given, Sep. 02, 2013