When someone you love dies, it can be a very difficult experience. However, when a loved one suffers a wrongful death because of someone else’s negligence, it can leave family and friends feeling devastated and alone.
Wrongful deaths happen all too frequently. Often, they come as the result of a car accident. When drivers speed, talk on a cell phone or text while driving, they put others in serious danger. In a recent case, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that a woman was killed Tuesday in a tragic car accident.
The 24-year-old woman was thrown from the vehicle she was riding in when it ran off the road and crashed into a concrete post. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say there were two other people in the car at the time of the crash. Both were reportedly taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries.
The cause of the crash is not clear at this time.
The 21-year-old man who was driving the car has been charged with vehicular homicide and being involved in a fatal accident without a license. Both charges are felonies. Police also issued citations to the man for careless driving, driving at an unsafe speed and not having a license. He is being held in jail and his bond was set at $5,000. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.
This car accident illustrates the serious consequences of negligent driving. Now, the young woman’s family and friends will be forced to cope with her tragic death.
Accidents like these can happen anywhere. If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Louisiana, don’t delay speaking to the best personal injury attorney in Baton Rouge.