Teens Impaled in Arizona Car Accident After Mother Lets Under-aged Boy Drive
More than 140,000 Arizona car accidents occur every year, but some of these crashes are so egregious that they lead to criminal charges as well as Arizona personal injury lawsuits. Such could prove to be the case with a terrible Elroy car accident that occurred on Saturday night when a 14-year-old boy was given the keys to his mother's vehicle and was later involved in a one-vehicle accident that impaled both the driver and a passenger in the back seat. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.
According to police, this near-fatal Elroy car accident occurred when Griselda Figueroa of Casa Grande allowed her 14-year-old son to drive her vehicle along with four of his friends to driver her Chrysler sedan. Just before 8 p.m. on Saturday night, the driver was involved in a one-vehicle crash in the 6300 block of South Iron Bar Road in Eloy. The vehicle left the road after the boy lost control of it and crashed into a fence. One of the metal poles attached to the fence went through the wind shield and impaled both the driver and a passenger in the back seat. Both boys suffered life-threatening injuries.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to express our hope that the boys who were injured are able to recover and get back into their lives. In addition, this Elroy car accident will also become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, of those 140,000 crashes mentioned above, more than 65,000 people are injured and more than 1,000 people are killed.
Arizona Car Accident Lawyers
In response to this Arizona car accident, police have said that the mother will be charged. In addition, the woman could face an Arizona personal injury lawsuit that's filed by the family of the passenger who was seriously injured. If such a case was filed and was successful, the plaintiffs could be awarded damages that include compensation for medical costs and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been harmed in a collision, you need to seek the help of Arizona car accident lawyers who have been holding those responsible for this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.