Car accidents do not discriminate over who gets killed in them. Students, doctors, homemakers all die in car accidents each year. This week, we are reminded that star baseball players can also be killed in car accidents.
On Sunday, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Also killed was his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo. According to reports, Mr. Taveras was driving when he lost control of his car and hit a tree outside of Santo Domingo.
Oscar Taveras was just a teenager when he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals. He made his major league debut this year with a bang, hitting a homerun and hitting another homer in the National League Championship Series.
Baseball players and fans alike (including this one) are saddened by the sudden and unexpected loss of Oscar Taveras. It should serve as a reminder how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away.
In my practice as a personal injury attorney, I see many families suffering because of injuries or death caused to members of their family from car accidents. It is very important that we all drive safely and watch out for those who don’t. Also, always kiss your loved one good-bye when you leave because you never know if you will make it back home.
Personal Injury Attorney Matthew Noyes represents those injured in car accidents, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and other types of personal injury matters. His Clearwater law firm – Perenich Caulfield Avril Noyes – is one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Pinellas County. Call Attorney Matthew Noyes now at 727-796-8282 or simply click here to schedule a free case consultation.