10-year-old Dies in Car Crash with Underage Driver in Lakewood

Date: November 9, 2015

Location: Veterans Drive Southwest and Pine Street Southwest

Names: Unavailable

10-year-old Dies in Car Crash with Underage Driver in Lakewood

Monday afternoon a 14 year-old boy took his family’s car without permission and crashed it in Lakewood, Washington killing a 10-year-old passenger.

The teen was involved in a minor crash and then sped off afterward and lost control. The car slammed into a pole and a tree on Veterans Drive Southwest near Pine Street Southwest.

A 10-year-old passenger died at the hospital and three others were injured and taken to the hospital.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of the 10-year-old and wish everyone else involved a full and speedy recovery.

If a child is injured, the statute of limitations is complicated. ORS 12.160 states that the time for bringing the lawsuit does not start being counted until the child turns 18. However, the time limit will never be extended for more than five years, nor will it be extended for more than one year after the child’s 18th birthday.

This statute creates confusion for many people, some lawyers included. So if your child has been injured, in either an auto crash or another type of accident, protect their rights (and your financial well-being) by considering a qualified injury lawyer. Our Portland personal injury lawyers offer free consultations.

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About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on November 10, 2015, in Car Accidents, Injuries to Children and Minors, personal injury and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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