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Horrific car accident result in Dallas student's death

Here is a scene that is regularly played out in Texas and across the country: a group of teenagers traveling together in a vehicle, perhaps on their way to or from school or a fun event. What begins as a typical daily occurrence can sometimes, however, turn tragic in seconds. For a group of Dallas teens, sadly, this was the case when they were involved in a horrific car accident, resulting in the death of a 16-year-old girl.

On a recent Wednesday morning, five teenagers were traveling on a local road in an SUV when the vehicle was clipped by a car crossing a road in front of them. According to investigators, the driver of the SUV then lost control and hit a pole. One of the SUV's back seat passengers was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, while three other passengers suffered various injuries requiring hospitalization. The driver was not hurt. All of the teens attended the same Dallas high school.

Police believe speed was a factor, although they are seeking confirmation. Fortunately, the 19-year-old driver of the other vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating. However, while the crash investigation is ongoing, the school community is reeling from the results of this tragic event. On the evening following the accident, family and friends held a candlelight vigil for the young woman who lost her life.

Unfortunately, as a result of this car accident, one young person is dead, and several others have suffered injury. Family and friends are understandably devastated and likely looking for answers as to why such an accident happened. The investigation could reveal that this terrible outcome is due to negligence on the part of either driver, and if so, Texas law allows the surviving victims the option to pursue a civil lawsuit against any party that may be responsible. An experienced personal injury lawyer can review the case details and determine if this is a viable course of action. While of course past events cannot be changed, if successfully litigated, grieving survivors can receive some monetary relief.

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