Car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers in the United States today, and any car accident attorney has likely seen his or her fair share of cases involving teens and drivers in their early twenties. Even in those cases that are not fatal, it is still painful to see young people injured and in pain. Some may feel that the teens, who do not have as much experience behind the wheel, naturally, are at fault for accidents, but that is not always the case. A recent and tragic example is that of Caitlyn Carlile, a sixteen-year-old from Arlington who died in a car accident recently. She was a passenger in the vehicle.
Sadly, her mother was driving and did not stop at a stop sign. When they went through the stop sign, an SUV slammed into the passenger side of their Ford Taurus. Caitlin’s mother and sister received injuries and were taken to the hospital. Caitlin’s injuries proved too severe and she passed away. The driver of the SUV, who did not seem to be at fault, did not receive any injuries. The investigation is still ongoing, and there may be reason for the SUV driver to get in touch with a car accident attorney.
The entire situation is very tragic, and it highlights the dangers of being behind the wheel and not paying attention to what is happening. Following the rules of the road may very well have prevented this accident. The family and the driver of the SUV will have to deal with this misfortune the rest of their lives. Anyone injured in an accident such as this should contact a car accident attorney as soon after the accident as possible. Let Kirkendall Dwyer LLP help you with your accident today.