Alabama man killed in head on collision with unlicensed youth

Being involved in a car accident of any type is difficult enough as it is, but the long lasting effects of a fatal car crash can be even more devastating for everyone involved. The driver at fault often carries feelings of guilt and faces a long road to recovery—both emotionally and physically. If the auto accident involves an unlicensed and/or uninsured driver, the family of the deceased could face financial devastation in addition to their own emotional pain and suffering.

Alabama State Troopers are currently investigating the cause of a fatal car accident that recently occurred on Nance Road. Two motor vehicles were involved in the head-on collision: a Jeep driven by a 77 year-old man and a Buick driven by an unlicensed youth. Emergency responders were not able to save the elderly man; he succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital. The driver and passenger of the Buick only received minor injuries.

If it is determined that the unlicensed driver was to blame for the fatal car crash, the family of the man who was killed could file a civil lawsuit. Those who have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness or careless behavior may be entitled to compensation. Insurance settlements often aren’t substantial enough to cover funeral costs and the loss of income. While no amount of money can make up for the sorrow and mental anguish that death causes, it can help prevent financial hardship and added stress during an already difficult time.

Source: Source:, “Car accident with unlicensed minor leaves 77-year-old man dead (updated),” Kristen Hwang, July 22, 2013.

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