It’s always sad to learn that someone has been seriously injured or killed in a car wreck. It’s evern more heartbreaking when the victim is a young person. To think that someone would have their life cut short so early in life is devastating. This is exactly what happened in Gilmer County this weekend. 17-year old Luke Crumb a high school student from Gilmer County is clinging to life after a tragic car accident. Crumb was on his way home from school when his truck flipped over on Highway 52.
Crumb is a high school student at Gilmer County High School and plays on the football team. After his accident, he was air lifted to Kennestone Hospital where he’s being treated for his injuries.
Authorities say that Luke nearly didn’t make it to the hospital. They performed emergency surgery on Thursday morning. His condition is still listed as critical and his family awaits news on his outcome.
The school and community gathered for a vigil for Luke. More than 300 people were in attendance. They’re all praying for a safe and speedy recovery.
There is no information yet as to what caused the crash. No other vehicles were involved and nobody else was injured. These accidents can be difficult because with no other witnesses, it can be very hard to figure out what happened.
Depending on the outcome of the investigation, Luke’s family may have a legal claim for damages. If someone else caused the crash- or if there was a defect with his car – his family may be entitled to damages.