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16-year-old driver now facing charges in fatal car accident

In a tragic story out of Cary, North Carolina, a 15-year-old girl was killed in a car accident on Sept 16. Now, the young driver of the vehicle she was in is facing charges in connection with her death.

The driver, a 16-year-old male, was taking the girl and her brother to Panther Creek High School. The driver, according to police, turned left on a yellow light and into the path of a dump truck.

According to a Sept. 23 story on the Time Warner Cable News website, the girl was admitted to Duke Hospital after the accident. She remained there until she died from her injuries. The driver and the victim's brother suffered minor injuries in the car wreck.

The 16-year-old has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle. He is facing a possible sentence of 150 days in the county jail.

When a loved one loses his or her life in a car accident that is the fault of someone else, the family of the victim has a right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault driver. The claims may include those for medical expenses before the victim's death, final expenses, loss of companionship and more.

No amount of money can replace a loved one. However, it can help the grieving process for the family to know that they are holding the person or persons responsible for a loved one's death accountable for their actions. These cases can be quite complex, and the advice of a personal injury attorney can be very helpful during an extremely difficult time.

Source: Time Warner Cable News, "Driver Charged in Laura Yost's Death" Sep. 25, 2014

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