A female teen died after a car entering a parking space struck and killed her on Thursday morning, January 20th. The Snellville parking space crash happened off Kings Gate Circle in Gwinnett County. The primary cause of the incident was not immediately available.
According to a news report, the incident occurred at about 6:15 a.m. The Snellville Police said the driver was turning into a parking space when their vehicle struck 16-year-old Camaya Harris. The Gwinnett County Fire personnel said the teenager died a few feet from her door at the accident scene.
The victim’s family said she was walking to the bus stop when the car struck her. She was a student at South Gwinnett High School. Harris’ family believes that the driver had to be speeding for them to have hit and killed her while making a turn. However, the Snellville Police Department’s Accident Investigation Unit is still investigating the occurrence.
The police disclosed that the driver stayed at the scene of the Snellville parking space crash, and the investigators are talking to witnesses to ascertain what happened. Charges are pending the conclusion of the investigation.
When a family loses a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, it is a significant traumatic experience. If the death happened due to another driver’s negligence, the pain is worse. But thankfully, Georgia law allows the family of a deceased crash victim to request compensation from the at-fault party.
The financial compensation covers the money spent treating the victim before they passed away, if any, lost income, and burial and funeral expenses. In addition, the deceased’s family can get compensated for emotional anguish, loss of companionship, etc.
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