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Teens and Car Accidents: From Mischief to Murder Charges

Texas residents know that teenagers are prone to trouble. Many teens lack the judgement necessary to do adult things, like driving. This is a major reason why teens are not eligible to get a license until they are 16 years of age and have completed proper education courses. Unfortunately, some teens disregard the laws, and when this happens, they can be the cause of serious car accidents

Recently, a 14-year-old boy who had no business driving got behind the wheel of a large SUV. With several teenage friends in tow, the wayward youth decided to drive around town, throwing eggs at other vehicles. One victim became angry and began to follow the vehicle. 

Rather than pull over or return home as safely as possible, the underage boy accelerated. He blew through a red light and smashed into another vehicle driven by an innocent Texas woman returning from a shopping trip. She was killed as a result, and the boy now faces murder charges for his actions. 

When car accidents claim innocent lives, the victim's family may be angry and shocked. In this case, a woman lost her life because a bunch of kids decided to break the law. Under such terrible circumstances, representatives of the victim's estate may want to contact an experienced attorney to help them take legal action on behalf of their loved one in a court of law. People of any age can be held responsible for their actions on the road, and when bad judgement results in a fatality, an attorney can help ensure that justice is served.