A teenager has sadly lost his life in a tragic motorcycle crash. Now, his loved ones are left to grieve and question how the teen’s life could have been snatched so soon. Meanwhile, another motorcyclist suffered injuries in the crash. A woman who is believed to have caused both the death and the injury due to speeding has been arrested in connection with the accident.
How the motorcycle accident occurred
The fatal crash took place at around 8:30 p.m. on a Monday along Interstate 635. According to police, a woman, 24, was driving a car behind a group of motorcyclists and ended up striking two of them. One of the motorcyclists, 16, passed away as a result of the collision. In addition, another motorcyclist, 28, suffered serious injuries in the collision.
Authorities said they determined that the woman was driving 117 miles an hour at the time of the wreck. She therefore faces a manslaughter charge following the crash. Both of the motorcyclists were determined to be traveling at around 72 miles an hour when the collision took place.
Legal recourse may be available following the fatal collision
The family members of the teenager who passed away in the aftermath of the unfortunate incident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the woman who allegedly struck him. Likewise, the injured party may decide to file a personal injury claim against her, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the crash. If the woman is found guilty of manslaughter, proof of this conviction may be presented in civil court with the goal of establishing her liability in the fatal collision. Damage awards in successfully litigated suits may help the plaintiffs to cover burial costs, medical expenses and other losses associated with the accident.