It’s always difficult to learn that someone has been injured or killed in a car accident. But when the victims are young people – even teenagers- it can be heartbreaking. Nobody wants to imagine that their child could be the victim of a fatal car accident. Sadly, this is what happened this week in Grant County, Arkansas.
Two Sheridan High School seniors were traveling along U.S. Highway-270 when they lost control of their car. They ran off the right side of the road and hit a drainage pipe. The driver somehow was able to get the car back on the road. However, they crossed into oncoming traffic and got hit by an 18-wheeler.
Both boys were ejected from the car upon impact. The accident happened at about 1:12 pm. The coroner pronounced both of them dead at about 1:50 pm. The driver of the 18-wheeler has not been identified. Nor have the two students. There has also been no update on the condition of the tractor-trailer.
There is no information as to what caused the student to drive off the side of the road in the first place. The local high school has expressed their sadness over the loss of two beloved students. Their families have not made any comment thus far. Nor has the driver of the 18-wheeler made any comment. The investigation is ongoing and more details are to be released at a later date.
If you or your loved one have been injured or killed in any sort of motor vehicle accident, call our car accident attorneys right away. We can review your case and let you know what it may be worth. This way, you can focus on recovering from your injuries.