Drivers have a lot of responsibility when they are transporting someone else from one place to another. Every time they get into a car, the passenger is putting their life in the hands of the driver. Sometimes this can lead to the injury or even death of the passenger if the driver makes the wrong decision and causes an accident. Unfortunately, a car accident recently caused the wrongful death of one passenger in Nebraska.
The accident took place on the afternoon of March 12 at around 3:30 p.m. and involved two different vehicles. The accident reportedly took place when the driver of one vehicle collided with another after they ran a stop sign. This led to the passenger of the first vehicle dying after receiving fatal injuries.
The current condition of the other two individuals involved was not stated. The Nebraska driver who ran the stop sign is being charged for his involvement in the death of the passenger. He was supposedly driving on a suspended license at the time of the accident.
Regardless of whether or not the driver is found criminally guilty for his involvement in the wrongful death of the victim, the family may have the right to seek monetary compensation in civil court for the tragic loss of life. Compensation could be used by the family to pay for any of the victim’s final expenses if need be. This could help relieve some of the stress that is often put on families by unexpected bills and allow the loved ones of the victim time to come to terms with their tragic loss.
Source: Daily Reporter, Man charged with vehicular homicide for death of passenger after Jefferson County collision, No author, March 19, 2014