Ohio parents of children who are learning how to drive may have heard that, on July 14, two teenagers were killed and three were injured after a truck collided with their driver's education vehicle in New York. Two of the injured were also teenagers while the third injured person was the instructor.
The report stated that one of the teenagers was in the driver's seat, the instructor was in the front passenger seat and the remaining three teenagers were in the backseat of a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu when a truck slammed into the rear driver's side of the vehicle. It appeared that the Chevrolet pulled into the intersection in front of the truck. The report stated that the Chevrolet had a stop sign and a blinking red light while the truck had a blinking yellow light.
One of the teenagers was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident while a second teenager died at a hospital. A third teenager was reportedly in critical condition while the fourth teenager was expected to be treated and released. The driving instructor and the truck driver were also being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
When a car accident occurs, the resulting injuries to car occupants can be extremely serious. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another driver, the victim may want to meet with an attorney and discuss the advisability of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Damages that are typically sought in such an action can include the costs of medical care and treatment as well as compensation for lost wages.
Source: ABC News, "Truck Hits Driver's Ed Car, Killing 2 Teenagers, Injuring 2", July 14, 2015