A tragic car accident claimed the life of a teenager. The 17-year-old was killed in the car accident that happened on Monday in the early morning hours. One of the drivers reportedly ran a red light and was driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision, according to Colorado officers.Reportedly, the accident happened a little after midnight. The collision apparently ensued when the driver of a Ford SUV ran a red light. The SUV slammed into the Chevy sedan that was being driven by the teenager. Medical personnel arrived at the scene and transported the driver of the Ford to the hospital for treatment, but the exact details of his condition are not specified. Sadly, the teen lost his life in the crash.Authorities determined that the driver of the Ford could have been driving at an excessive rate of speed at the time of the crash. It’s also thought that alcohol may have contributed. Officers are waiting on the release of the Ford’s driver before charging or arresting him.
A fatal car accident is an emotionally charged moment for surviving relatives. It’s even more emotional when a teenager has faced an untimely death. Undoubtedly, the grieving family members are faced with an enormous amount expenses along with their grieving. The family members may wish to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver of the SUV to recoup from any damages suffered. A Colorado civil court system could award compensation if evidence suggests the other party’s driving behavior to be negligent in a way that caused the teen’s death.
Source: thedenverchannel.com, 17-year-old Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomin killed in crash at Colfax and Dayton in Aurora Monday, Anica Padilla, March 24, 2014