Neighbors remember the 13-year-old boy that was recently run down by a teenage driver as a bright spot in their Massachusetts neighborhood. He was often seen playing basketball in his home's driveway or riding his bike down a street in the suburb where he lived. People in the neighborhood complain that people tend to drive too fast through their residential streets and said they believed a car accident was inevitable.
Still other people believe that part of the problem in this accident is the fact that there was a 16-year-old driving the vehicle. One neighbor believes that is just too young to be driving. With the investigation still being conducted by both local police and the Massachusetts State Police, it is not yet known whether speed, inexperience or a combination of both are what caused this accident.
The teenage boy was almost home when he was struck by the as yet unnamed teenage girl that was driving the vehicle that ran him down. The boy's injuries were fatal, but it was not reported whether he died at the scene or was taken to a hospital where he later passed away. Until the investigation is complete, it may not be revealed if the girl will face any criminal charges in connection with the accident or not.
Either way, the family of the victim has the right to file a wrongful death claim against the young driver's parents since she is still a minor. Whether the victim's family decides to do so remains to be seen. A boy is dead and a girl will have to live the rest of her life knowing that she is the cause. In the end, no one will come out a winner in this car accident.
Source: boston.com, 16-year-old was driving car that struck, killed bicyclist, 13, in Hopkinton, Peter Schworm, Sept. 19, 2013