Newport collision leaves six injured, one dead

If asked who is at fault in a car accident, most in Shelby would likely say the driver whose careless and reckless actions were deemed to have contributed to it. In most cases, that would be correct. Yet could there also be situations where others who might have not even been driving a vehicle also be held liable? What if the passengers in a vehicle were being complicit to a driver's dangerous behavior (or even worse, encouraging it)? One might argue that such actions were contributory, thus expanding liability for an accident. 

Authorities are currently looking into whether the actions of the passengers of a vehicle that caused an accident in Newport merit criminal charges. The driver of the vehicle in question was killed in the incident after he was ejected from his car following a collision with a pickup truck. It was reported that the car the deceased was driving disregarded a stop sign and drive into an intersection as the truck was passing. Another truck also became involved after the deceased's vehicle forced the truck that hit it into oncoming traffic. Ultimately. six sustained injuries in the accident. 

While there may be little debate that the driver in this case (and those in others like it) make the decision to drive recklessly, one cannot also overlook the contributions of those who might have egged them on. Such parties might also be determined to be responsible, and thus may also become the targets of legal action. Those looking to initiate such action may wish to consult with an attorney before proceeding with it. 

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