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Speeding Death of Young Teen Reminds That Nobody is Invulnerable

We have all heard the saying that speed kills and yet, people still speed. Unfortunately, younger people seem to think they are invulnerable.

It is always a shocking thing to read about the death of yet another young adult or teen when you open your morning paper, listen to the news over coffee or watch the daily TV recap in the early evening. More often than not, teens are killed in auto accidents; accidents caused because someone figured that speeding or driving and boozing was cool and nothing would happen to them.

Unfortunately, booze and speed combined are the leading cause of death in the 15- to 25-year-old crowd. Consider a recent death collision that took the life of a 17-year-old and left a 21-year-old with life-altering injuries. This ugly accident happened when the 21-year-old driver lost control of his BMW. He was speeding and trying to pass another car.

The car hit a fire hydrant, went airborne and landed in a snow bank, leaving the 17-year-old passenger in critical condition. He was taken to hospital, where he died upon admission. The driver was taken to the same hospital and although seriously injured, was listed in satisfactory condition.

The family has a legitimate and good faith wrongful death claim. While it may be distasteful and perhaps crass for them to think about trying to compensate that which can never be compensated, if there is a way their financial burdens may be eased after this devastating loss, talking to a wrongful death attorney is the right place to start.

For wrongful death cases as a result of an auto accident, contact a skilled New Hampshire injury lawyer; one who works only for you and who will chase down justice, because that is what you deserve. Your New Hampshire injury lawyer is a tough nut with decades of experience to make sure your wrongful death lawsuit results in a fair and equitable outcome.

Charlie Donahue is a New Hampshire personal injury lawyer located in Keene. Donahue handles injury cases in New Hampshire and across the United States. To learn more about New Hampshire injury attorney, Charlie Donahue, visit

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