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Wrongful Death: Child Killed in North Carolina Crash

Most parents in North Carolina are committed to protecting their children. They worry about the food that they eat, the education that they receive and the material that they are exposed to on social media. Despite their best efforts to protect their children, however, it is often impossible to avoid the actions of a negligent driver who could potentially cause a wrongful death.

In fact, a family is now likely coming to terms with the news of the unexpected death of a 10-year-old girl. According to reports, the girl died in a car accident that happened at approximately 10:15 p.m. on a day in late June. The girl was reportedly riding in the backseat of a sedan driven by her 32-year-old mother at the time of the accident.

According to reports, their sedan was struck by a sports utility vehicle driven by a 34-year-old man. The sedan overturned as a result of the collision, and the young passenger died at the scene. A third vehicle, driven by an 18-year-old male, was also involved in the crash. The driver of the SUV is now charged with a red light violation in addition to felony death by motor vehicle.

Unfortunately, it is easy to get behind the wheel of a vehicle without fully considering the potential impact that doing so may have on the innocent people with whom drivers may encounter. Today, a family in North Carolina is now facing the news of the tragic and unexpected death of their young family member. Due to the circumstances of the accident, the family members of the young girl may opt to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver deemed responsible. While it will likely do little to reduce their grief, if their claims of negligence can be proved, they could receive a financial award that will ensure they are able to focus on their recovery rather than how they will meet their financial obligations.

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