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Five Teenagers Killed In Crash

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A 16-year-old driver is responsible for killing five passengers, three boys and two girls that rode in his vehicle. The one car accident occurred in Irvine, California when the vehicle veered off the Interstate, hit a guardrail and came to rest on a concrete retaining wall where it then burst into flames. The driver is the only survivor of the accident and does not have a driver's license. One of the male victims was in the eighth grade and two others were in the ninth grade. The identity and ages of the two girls have not yet been released.

In Missouri, the Intermediate Driving License restriction for teens state that during the first six months the driver can have only one passenger under the age of 19 and after six months, no more than three passengers under the age of 19. These restrictions are likely due to the fact that in 2012, seventy-nine percent of teenage vehicle crash deaths were passengers in the vehicle. A victim of a motor vehicle accident, where the driver is negligent and reckless is entitled to file a personal injury claim.

Insurance companies may attempt to take advantage of a victim of a car accident by offering less than the maximum compensation. At Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, we have a reputation for negotiating with insurance companies in order to recover the maximum compensation. We have recovered over $350 million for our clients while standing by them during a stressful and traumatic time. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, contact us for a free consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.

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