Woman and teenager killed in I-80 crash remembered in Sacramento

A 15-year old and his 62-year-old grandmother were remembered by more than a dozen people on Saturday after the two were killed in a car accident on I-80. The victims, Tayarrie Hatchett-Sims and his grandmother, Bennie Harriel died in a car crash on his fifteenth birthday as they were on their way back home from celebrating his birthday.
The California Highway Patrol reported that the two victims were in a Hyundai Sonata with another passenger (one of Hatchett-Sims’ friends), when they were forced to stop on the highway for some reason. They were then struck by a truck that was towing another vehicle. Authorities do not yet know why the Hyundai was stopped on the side of the road, nor do they understand why the truck hit their vehicle. There are also reports of conflicting evidence with this story, so stay tuned to our blog or view the news story on Sacramento’s news site Fox 40 for updates.
Fatal accidents claim the lives of countless individuals across the U.S., and the most devastating thing about them is that they could have been avoided. In this case, the accident likely could have been prevented if the driver of the truck had been paying attention, had noticed their car, and had taken the necessary precautions to avoid hitting their vehicle. Following a fatal crash like this one that claimed the lives of a grandmother and her grandson, the family members may be wondering what legal action they can take against the driver of the truck.
The details of the accident are still being uncovered, so it is too soon right now to place blame on the truck driver. However, according to Sacramento car accident attorneys like the ones that we found through a Google search, the family members of the deceased may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party that caused the accident. A wrongful death lawsuit serves to hold negligent or reckless parties accountable for injuries or deaths that they cause, and it serves to financially compensate the family for funeral costs and emotional distress and trauma of losing a loved one. While it is often difficult to think about lawsuits following the tragic loss of a loved one, the realities usually settle in shortly after the event, and you may discover that you need to be compensated in some manner for your loss and the associated expenses that come with it.
In the case of this accident, the California Highway Patrol is still investigating and more details have not been released. Once we know more about the accident, how it occurred, and who was at fault, we will have a better idea of the legal ramifications of the accident. In the meantime, we wish to offer the family our sincerest condolences and we hope that they are able to move on from this traumatic incident and find some peace and solace moving forward.

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