Teenager dies in car accident on his way to a funeral

Nearly everyone has had to attend a funeral at some point in his or her life. They are emotionally charged events, which can be difficult for many to attend. However, many people begin grieving before the funeral is even scheduled, and the time leading up to the funeral itself can be incredibly difficult. In Georgia, one father was unfortunate enough to witness the car accident that claimed the life of one of his sons and injured the other while they were on their way to the funeral of another family member.

The accident occurred between two vehicles early one afternoon on GA 247. One car was driven by a 20-year-old Macon resident, and the other vehicle contained the victim and his brother. The brothers were following their father's car to the funeral of their aunt at the time of the accident. Unfortunately, the father witnessed the accident through the rearview mirror of his car.

As the brothers were traveling down the road, their truck was clipped by the second vehicle. This caused the older brother, who was driving the truck, to lose control of the vehicle. During the crash, the truck was overturned, trapping the younger sibling inside. The elder brother was transported to a nearby medical center in serious condition, but the younger was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Every car accident that results in injury or death is a tragedy. However, for an accident like this to occur on the day of another family member's funeral, it may be more than many people are prepared to cope with. Victims of such accidents or family members of victims living in Georgia may wish to contact a local attorney to discuss what compensation they might be entitled to. This compensation could be used to pay for medical costs, property damages or funeral costs when necessary. 

Source: macon.com, "Teen killed in crash was on the way to his aunt's funeral," Laura Corley, Jan. 8, 2018

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