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4 Teens Struck, Killed While Pushing Broken Down SUV

Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

Four teenagers were killed on an Indiana highway when they were struck by a vehicle as they attempted to push a broken down SUV down the road.

Details of the Fatal Indiana Accident

According to FOX News, Cara Shelby, 37, was driving nine children between the ages of 12 and 16 to a slumber party when her Chevrolet Suburban broke down about one block from the house. Several children got out to push the SUV the rest of the way to their destination when the SUV was struck by another vehicle.

Three of the teens, Nevaeh Law and Jenna Helton, both 14, and Brittany Watson, 15, died at the scene. A fourth teenager, 16-year-old Martin Martinez, was pronounced dead on arrival to Methodist Hospital.

Four other juveniles were injured in the incident.

The driver of the other vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Elizabeth Watson. It is unclear if she will face any charges.

National Traffic Accident Statistics

According to the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,485 people were killed in auto accidents in the United States in 2016, marking a 5.6-percent increase from 2015.
  • Of those killed in auto accidents in 2016:
    • 22,639 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,495 were pedestrians
    • 5,029 were motorcyclists
    • 829 were pedalcyclists
    • 665 were occupants of large trucks
    • 235 were listed as other or unknown
  • Injury estimates for the year have not yet been made available.

Contact an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

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