Peyton Christopher Spain and Erin Ashley Spain Killed In Automobile Accident
Ferguson & Ferguson
Attorneys at Law
April 28th, 2015
Two Hueytown High School students were killed recently in an automobile accident on the wet highway near Rock Creek Road and Warrior River Road. The victims were Erin Ashley Spain, 15, and Peyton Christopher Spain, 17, from Sylvan Springs.
Peyton Spain was driving a Nissan Altima that was hit by another vehicle around 5:30 p.m. in the area of Rock Creek Road and Warrior River Road. They were traveling northbound on Rock Creek Road when their car went off the road then returned crossing over into the southbound lane The Altima was sideways in the road when it was struck by an oncoming SUV, a Nissan Pathfinder. Erin was pronounced dead on the scene. Peyton was pronounced dead at UAB Hospital about 24 hours later.
Both children were coming home from their high school soccer practice when the accident occurred. The accident leaves many questions unanswered but one thing we know for sure and that is that according to www.wvtm13.com, “Authorities said the car that Peyton was driving moved a little onto the shoulder, then overcorrected and went sideways, causing another vehicle to hit it. ” While the media has been focused on the tragedy of losing two young people, there has been no coverage of the fact that there may have been negligence on the part of Spain and his inexperience and failure to control his vehicle may have directly led to the death of his sister, himself, and the serious injuries of the other driver and passengers in their car.
Ask yourself, “Should 9th and 10th graders be allowed to drive without the supervision of an adult? Do they have the maturity and judgement to be left in total control of a vehicle that can cause such death and destruction? Do the cell phone records indicate that they were distracted by talking on the phone or texting at the time of the accent? And what about the rights of the driver of the oncoming car that hit them? Suppose the tables were reversed. Would we be calling for the head of the other driver?”
If you have been injured by the negligince of a young, inexperienced driver that caused an Alabama automobile accident, please call us at Ferguson and Ferguson, Attorneys at Law. We have the resources and experience in personal injury cases involving young drivers and will gather critical evidence like police reports, cell phone records, DUI tests and the like to help you to prove your case and attempt to recover monetary damages.