Keene, NH (Law Firm Newswire) May 24, 2012 - The real story behind this crash may never be known. What is known is that two teens lost their lives when their joyride ended in a ball of flames.
“The day after this disturbing crash, two shocked and grieving families wondered how on earth the whole thing happened. There were two survivors, but no one seemed to be able to explain what went so wrong that two teens were killed,” outlined Charlie Donahue, a Brattleboro personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer with offices in Keene, New Hampshire.
The wreck happened in the pre-dawn hours of what would have been, under any other circumstances, a normal enough day. The car the four teens were joy-riding in slammed into a tree, causing the car to erupt into a huge ball of flames. Eyewitnesses indicated the flames were up to 20 feet in height. The fire burning with a fierce fury as it consumed the vehicle.
Two other motorists were able to pull two teens from the front seat of the car, but they could not reach the two in the back. The two dead young men were 15 and 16 years old, and the boy's mothers are sisters, both mourning the loss of their children. They wanted answers about what happened. They wanted to know how their sons could have ended up dead in a fiery wreck.
“From police reports, it appears the car the teens were driving was stolen and that the driver has a juvenile record for car theft. It was spotted about 1 a.m. and a police chase ensued when the plate was run and reported back as a stolen vehicle. It’s a fair bet that the police chase caused the inexperienced teen driver to lose control of the car, hitting a tree. The car and the joy ride were not worth dying for,” said Donahue, shaking his head.
It is likely that both families of the deceased back seat passengers will want to speak to a personal injury lawyer, about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. That lawsuit may just name the police department as defendants as well, given that they were chasing the teens when the accident happened. There is a case to be made that being chased by the police caused the driver to lose control and crash, and but for that high speed pursuit, all of the teens might still be alive and healthy today.
Personal injury cases and wrongful death cases are never without complications of some sort, and this is why seeking legal counsel in the form of an experienced Brattleboro personal injury lawyer will ensure justice is done. A Brattleboro personal injury lawyer is highly trained to handle cases just like this one. He will not stop until there is a fair settlement or jury verdict.
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