Two young girls from West Virginia recently passed away after a tragic car accident. The ages of the girls at the time of their death were 19 months old and four years old. Police believe that the car accident was caused by dangerous driving, and they expect charges to be filed.
The two girls were in the back seat of a family sedan when it was struck by two other vehicles. The accident occurred on West Virginia Route 52, and law enforcement has said that they do not believe that alcohol played a contributing role in the accident. The children died from traumatic injuries, despite being properly strapped in their car seats. The driver of the car also suffered serious physical injuries from the impact.
Which driver is at fault has yet to be determined or released by law enforcement. In fact, police have brought in a professional crash investigator to determine exactly what happened in the crash. Once it is determined what happened, it may be possible to also determine which party is liable for the tragic accident. Consequently, the liable driver could face various financial or legal repercussions.
It is always tragic when someone dies as a result of a car accident. It is especially difficult when the victims are children. Whenever there is a fatal accident, the families of the victims have the option to consider a wrongful death suit. While no amount of money can erase the grief that comes from an unexpected death, it is helpful to have funds to cover emergency medical expenses and more.
Source: wvva.com, UPDATE: Memorial fund established for young crash victims, No author, March 5, 2014