According to WBTV, the woman was driving on the inner lane of the southbound highway. The impact caused the mother to lose control of the SUV, resulting in a rollover accident. A 14-year-old boy from Chester, SC, was thrown from the vehicle and killed instantly. Two other kids were also ejected from the vehicle but survived the incident.
This was an awful wreck, not only because the at-fault driver callously drove away after initiating an accident, but also because the victims were so young. Any innocent person who dies in an accident is terrible, but the tragedy is compounded when the victim is young and had their whole lives ahead of them.
The victim’s parents should consider contacting a personal injury lawyer in North Carolina to discuss their legal options. The loss of a child’s life is devastating, and the person who caused the accident needs to be held responsible in both criminal and civil court.