A head-on car accident can cause serious personal injuries, but more often than not, they tend to be fatal. Our firm’s San Diego car accident lawyers have recently learned from the Huffington Post that 18-year-old Tobi Oyedeji, a Texas A&M basketball recruit, lost his life in a head on collision this past weekend.
Texas A&M basketball recruit killed in head on car accident after high school prom.
The Houston Chronicle first broke the story that Oyedeji’s wrongful death caused by a wrongful death on May 16th after leaving his high school prom. Oyedeji was a high school senior and star athlete on his way to a promising career.
Bellaire High School is mourning the loss of a great basketball player and a vibrant member of their community who was on his way to a promising college career in athletics after he was recruited in 2009 by Texas A&M.
“The world has lost a great kid today…this is difficult to understand and today is a very sad day. My heart aches for his mom and dad. Tobi was an only child and I would like everyone to pray for Tobi’s parents,” said Texas A&M basketball coach Mark Turgeon in a statement released the day of the car accident.
Oyedeji was the power forward for the first-team All-Greater Houston last season and was a top 100 recruit at Rivals. Oyedeji was set to graduate before an SUV slammed into the vehicle the basketball player was riding in after his school’s prom. The driver of the SUV also died at the scene of the car accident.
The cause of the car accident is still under investigation by local law enforcement.
Our firm’s car accident lawyers know that prom season can be a dangerous time for teen drivers to be out on the road. Make sure that you know where your children are going, who they are going with, and who will be driving on prom night.
You never know, it might just save their lives.
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