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Motorcycle accident claims life of high school student in Texas

Students and staff at a Texas high school have recently had to cope with the death of a second student in one week. Following the alleged drug-related death of a 16-year-old sophomore, a 17-year-old student lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident only six days later. His grandmother said he advertised the motorbike for sale on the day before his death in order to buy a small car that would also accommodate his girlfriend.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident, and preliminary reports indicate that the boy on the motorcycle was westbound on Texas 105 when he smashed into another vehicle. An eastbound driver in the center lane allegedly turned left without yielding. The motorcyclist could not avoid the crash and struck the right front side of the car.

The victim was reportedly driving to school, and emergency workers were alerted just after 6:30 am. However, the boy apparently died on impact. The 52-year-old driver of the car suffered injuries and was reported to be stable in a regional hospital.

Students at the Texas high school will be entitled to receive counseling to assist them in coping with the two deaths. The parents of the motorcycle accident victim will have to face the high costs related to a funeral and burial, all while grieving their loss. They may pursue recovery of end-of-life expenses and other monetary damages by filing and successfully presenting a wrongful death claim in a civil court. To do so, it will be necessary to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the victim's life was lost due to the negligence of the other driver.

Source: yourhoustonnews.com, "Teen killed in motorcycle accident in Montgomery", Brandon K. Scott, Feb. 13, 2015

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