August 22, 2014
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Even the smallest of decisions can sometimes have the most serious impact on a person’s life. Deciding to drive fast on a wet, rainy night might seem trivial. But, in fact, these fleeting moments can rob a person of his/her life and also the lives of others. Car accidents occur every day in this country, yet the temptation to drive recklessly or irresponsibly still beckons. For younger drivers, the sensation of driving can be an unequivocal freedom, surpassed by little else at that stage in life. When friends and family members entrust younger drivers to act responsibly, they may be taking a gamble. In losing these “bets,” the results can be utterly tragic.
On the night of August 29, 2014, the community of Olney, Maryland felt the ripple effects of a deadly car accident that claimed the life of a young teenager. After a Labor Day weekend gathering on Friday night, 15-year-old Shawn Gangloff left the party with two older teenagers, one of whom was driving a silver Chrysler convertible.
While driving Shawn home at around 1:30 pm, the 17-year-old driver took a turn too sharply. The convertible hit a tree, flipped over, and then hit a telephone pole. Shawn was ejected from the car and was found dead near the scene of the accident. The driver and another passenger in the car were seriously injured and were rushed to a nearby hospital.
In the wake of Shawn’s death, the entire town of Olney, Maryland is in mourning. Having lost another young driver in a similar accident several months prior, the town and surrounding communities are at a loss for words. The victims of these horrific accidents had once had promising futures, full of love and laughter. The last pages of their lives’ stories have been mercilessly ripped out.
In traumatic car accidents such as this one, the devastation wrought can be both physical and emotional in nature. If you or your loved one has been injured or killed in a Massachusetts car accident, seek out our Boston car accident attorney experts. With years of experience and an impeccable track record for settling personal injury cases, we will make sure that you are awarded just compensation for the pain and anguish you have experienced. Your needs are our top priority!