Stopping at a stop sign may seem like a simple task for drivers to follow. Unfortunately, failure to stop at an intersection with a posted stop sign is often determined to be the cause of preventable collisions. A car accident that occurs due to this factor can have results that vary from minor to devastating. In a devastating situation, an individual may end up suffering fatal injuries.
One such situation recently took place in Wisconsin that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy. Reports stated that the teen was driving a truck through an intersection on his way to work when a 21-year-old female driver failed to stop at a stop sign. As a result, the female driver’s vehicle collided with the side of the teen’s truck. The impact caused the truck to leave the roadway, flip and collide with a power pole. The other vehicle also collided with a power pole.
The teen regrettably suffered fatal injuries, and he was declared dead on site. The driver of the other vehicle was transported from the scene, but the injuries she suffered were not considered life-threatening. It was not reported whether any charges will stem from the fatal accident.
In this situation, the results of the car accident were unfortunately devastating. The family of the victim will undoubtedly have many hurdles to go over in the wake of the fatal event. As they consider funeral arrangements for their loved one, they may also wish to find out more about legal options that could be available. Filing a wrongful death claim in Wisconsin could potentially allow them to pursue a civil case with the intended goal to receive restitution for their loss and other permissible damages.
Source: wqow.com, “Clark Co. teenager killed in crash”, Amie Winters, July 14, 2014