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Fatal car crash takes the life of 21-year-old woman


Any type of accident involving a motor vehicle in Fulton can lead to a fatal car crash and the loss of a loved one. When car accidents happen and a person is injured or killed, lives will be changed forever. These types of accidents can occur at any time and they happen without warning.

A 21-year-old woman died after a head-on collision. The accident happened when a 2007 Ford pickup truck rear-ended a 1998 Chevy Cavalier. It then crossed the dividing line in the road and crashed head-on into a 1999 Chevy Cavalier driven by the woman killed in the fatal car crash. In addition to the fatality, five others were injured in the three-vehicle accident. The truck that began the chain-of-events was driven by a 16-year-old girl -- who was also one of the people injured. An investigation is ongoing to determine whether the 16-year-old will be charged with any criminal offenses.

The loss of a loved one because of the carelessness of another can be worse than an accident that just occurs because of circumstances like the weather. Families will often lament the loved one's death because it seemed so senseless and didn't need to happen. Losing the companionship of a relative has long-term consequences on any family. In many instances, the family might not realize that they are entitled to seek compensation for their loss. Damages can be awarded to people who have lost a family member in a fatal car crash or for many other reasons.

In this case, the accident was spurred by a 16-year-old who rear-ended one car and then crashed into the vehicle being driven by the woman who died. Families who have lost loved ones in similar accidents should make sure they understand whether they are entitled to compensation for their loss.

Source: CovNews, "Bypass Rd. accident kills 1, injures 5," Gabriel Khouli, Mar. 12, 2014

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