Car accidents in Missouri can cause irreversible damage, especially when they involve teenagers. A recent accident claimed the life of a Missouri teen on an average weekend as she was riding with a friend. The quick and unexpected loss connected with fatal car accidents can leave resounding grief when a person is so young and dearly loved by many people.

News reports claim that the teen driver was allegedly hit by another vehicle as he was attempting to complete a turn onto another road. The impact killed his teen female passenger and left him with virtually no injuries. The driver of the other car and his passenger did obtain serious injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Additional information regarding the depth and gravity of the injuries has not been released.

Many undisclosed factors may have caused the collision between the two vehicles. Liability has not been placed with either driver involved in the crash at this point. In car accidents like this, there is a possibility that either victim may seek compensation for medical expenditures, pain and suffering, time away from work or even funerary costs.

Motor vehicle accidents that include teen fatality can be an emotional legal journey to navigate. It could be beneficial to understand all the legal options available, as well as any specific insurance benefits that may be applicable. Car accidents in Missouri can cause irreversible damage in the lives of those involved in an accident and the lives of those who lost a loved one. If a victim feels they are privy to retribution, it may be advantageous to begin the process sooner than later.

Source:, Hannah Buchanan killed in Hwy-61 crash near Bowling Green, Dave Keiser, Sept. 8, 2013