Despite years of education programs, horrific examples of alcohol-related crashes and parents telling them not to, teens sometimes still choose to get behind the wheel and drive drunk. This foolish decision can permanently ruin their lives and negatively impact the lives of countless others.
Two teens’ lives have been destroyed following an awful fatal motor vehicle accident in Oklahoma City that occurred on Route 66 in mid-June. Authorities are reporting that a 19-year-old kid was driving in the wrong lane toward oncoming traffic when he plowed head-on into another car driven by a teen who’d recently graduated from a local high school. He was killed in the crash.
Police say the wrong-way driver was intoxicated at the time of the wreck and are holding him on a charge of first-degree manslaughter.
The heart breaks for the family of the teen who was killed. They will never see their son again thanks to the negligence of another. While a lawsuit against the alleged drunk driver won’t bring their son back or stop the pain of loss, it can help them financially by potentially paying for medical expenses, funeral costs and any loss of wages they may have incurred. Having that support alleviates at least one of the difficulties of being involved in a tragic accident like this one.
If you or a family member was killed or injured due to a drunk driver’s negligence, you may have a right to file a wrongful death suit. An Oklahoma attorney can do an investigation of the crash and may be able to help you fight for compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.