A horrific car accident in Texas left two teenage girls dead and a young man facing accusations of drunk driving. The girls both went to Atascocita High School, and they were both just 16 years old.
According to reports, police have suggested that drunk driving and excessive speed caused the crash. They say that a boy who is himself just 17 years old was behind the wheel of a 2008 Nissan Altima. He had the two 16-year-old girls in the car with him, and one was sitting in the back.
He lost control of the car during the drive and it left the roadway, striking multiple trees with enough force to rip the car into two pieces. That initial violent impact killed the girl who was sitting in back.
The girl in the front seat initially survived the crash, as did the driver, and she was rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment. Tragically, doctors could not save her and she later passed away from her injuries.
The boy who was driving did suffer injuries, but they were described as minor. His life does not appear to have been in jeopardy.
A witness saw the car driving shortly before the crash and said that it was going through a zone where the speed limit was just 40 miles per hour, but the witness estimated that it was traveling at 70 or 80 mph.
Losing a loved one in a tragic accident changes your life forever. If this happens to you, you may want to look into your rights to financial compensation to help cover the unavoidable costs during this difficult time.