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When someone dies unexpectedly in a tragic accident, family members and friends of the victim are understandably left feeling devastated. Motor vehicle accidents happen every day in Florida and throughout the nation. Many of these accidents involve a pedestrian or bicycle rider being hit by a vehicle. The nature of the accidents often leads to serious injuries or death. Sadly, a community in Florida is mourning a teen who was killed in such an accident before school.  

Details of the accident 

A 17-year-old high school student was riding his bike near the entrance of the school in Clermont just before 7 a.m. on a Monday morning. He was initially on the sidewalk but rode into a marked crosswalk. The young man was struck by a school bus driven by a 78-year-old woman.  

The teen was taken to a local hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries. No one else was injured in the accident. The family of the victim, as well as the school and community, are in shock at the loss of the high school senior. Further investigation into the crash will determine if the bus driver will face charges related to the deadly accident.   

Legal recourse 

Once the initial grief wears off, the family members of a victim killed in a tragic accident may want justice for their loved one. While there is no amount of monetary compensation that can bring back a loved one, funds from a successful civil lawsuit can provide a grieving family with financial assistance after an unexpected loss. Florida families who’ve lost a loved one can learn more about filing a wrongful death lawsuit by consulting with an experienced attorney.