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North Dakota auto wreck claims life of 8-year-old

Losing a young child in a road accident is unthinkable; yet, it has happened to many families in North Dakota over the years. In a recent auto wreck, the driver of a car and a child were injured. The 8-year-old child only survived until the next day.

According to a preliminary accident report by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the incident occurred on the morning of a recent Tuesday in Steele County. Reportedly, the crash followed the failure of a pickup driver to yield when he entered an intersection. His vehicle smashed into a car that was driven by a 37-year-old man. The impact was on the side where the young passenger was sitting.

An ambulance transported the driver to a medical facility, and the child was airlifted to a hospital in Fargo. Sadly, the severity of his injuries led to his death on the following day. Police say the pickup truck driver was also injured, but he was transported to a hospital in a private vehicle. Troopers said the investigation continues, and charges are pending the consideration of the State Attorney's Office.

Any North Dakota family who has to cope with the loss of a child in an auto wreck will naturally be overwhelmed. However, medical expenses and end-of-life arrangements bring unanticipated expenses, and financial relief can be pursued through the civil justice system. The surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. They may choose to seek the support and guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney to help them navigate the claim. The lawyer can assist with the establishment of negligence and also documenting a list of claims for damages based on applicable laws.

Source:, "8-year-old boy dies after crash near Galesburg, ND", July 13, 2017

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