Last week in Los Angeles, Sacramento, California’s sister to the south, a teen was killed in a car crash and three passengers were injured.
Danielle Barrett, 16 years old, left her high school at lunchtime on May 1st with three of her friends, to have a pleasant lunch not expecting it to be Barrett’s last one.
Danielle Barrett, 16, was driving north on Grand Avenue in the unincorporated area of north Fillmore at a high speed when she ran off the road onto the dirt shoulder and lost control of her car, according to the CHP. Barrett’s car then veered across the road and overturned several times before it came to rest on its wheels in an orange grove.
Barrett was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected out of her car. Upon impact with the ground she suffered major head trauma and internal injuries. She was life flighted to the Ventura County Medical Center where she later died.
As for the three passengers, they only suffered minor injuries and were released from the hospital that day. This blogger is unaware if they have obtained lawyers.
The moral of this story is clear: WEAR YOUR SEATBELT! This tragic ending could have been avoided and another child would have lived if only she had worn her seatbelt. As you can see the three passengers, who were restrained suffered only minor injuries.
If you or a loved one have been badly injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you have rights. A personal injury lawyer can help you obtain those rights. I have been a practicing personal injury lawyer for over 40 years, and I can help you get the money you need to pay for your medical bills, reimburse you for time off work, and compensate you for all your pain and suffering.