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Teen Causes Fiery Accident That Kills 14-Month-Old Child

A 16-year-old driver in Ohio was allegedly responsible for an accident that caused cars to burst into flames, taking the lives of a 14-month-old child and the baby’s mother.

According to reports, the incident occurred when the teenage driver in a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier decided that he wanted to go around a Dodge Caravan. As he attempted to pass, he slammed into the back of the van. There was a 63-year-old driver behind the wheel.

The baby and the mother were riding in the Cavalier. After it hit the van, it went into the oncoming lanes and smashed in a Buick Century. That was a devastating head-on crash. There was another car behind the Buick, and it also hit the Cavalier, causing it to catch on fire.

No injuries were reported in the van or the second car, but the person in the Buick did wind up with injuries that are not life-threatening. They went to Clinton Memorial Hospital for treatment. The teenager who was driving the Cavalier had to be flown from the scene in a CareFlight helicopter. They took him to Miami Valley Hospital, but they have not yet released word of his condition.

The other two in the burning car, the mother and the young child, both passed away. It is unclear what the relationship was between the three as the boy has not been identified at this time.

Young drivers make critical mistakes, often from a lack of experience and understanding of the risks. If one of them causes an accident that injures you, it is important to know how to seek financial compensation for medical bills and related costs.