Three Teens Injured in Bullhead City Car Accident
Street racing is an activity that's been romanticized in movies and other forms of media, and while these scenes can be exciting to watch, these situations are extremely dangerous when anyone attempts to replicate them in real life. Sadly, that appears to be what was occurring yesterday when three teens were injured - one seriously - in a Bullhead City car accident that police suspect was the result of street racing. Authorities are continuing to investigate the situation and arrests could be forthcoming.
According to those authorities, this Bullhead City car accident occurred yesterday at 12:30 p.m. when two vehicles began racing in a southbound direction on Colorado Boulevard, with one vehicle moving southbound in the northbound lane. When the vehicles reached the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Marina Boulevard, the driver of a Pontiac lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a residential fence. The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene. 18-year-old Raul Salazar was injured in the crash, as was a 14-year-old passenger. Both were listed in stable condition. Another passenger, who is 16 years old, was seriously injured.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
First and foremost, we'd like to offer our hope that those teens who were injured are able to recover from the harm they have suffered. In addition, this Bullhead City car accident will now become part of the overall statistics regarding Arizona car accidents. Every year, more than 140,000 such crashes occur, leading to more than 65,000 injuries and to more than 1,000 deaths.
Arizona Car Accident Lawyers
It seems likely that the drivers of both vehicles will face criminal charges, and if the passenger who was seriously injured was not an active participant in the street race, it's possible that his family could file an Arizona personal injury lawsuit. If such a lawsuit is filed and is successful, it could lead to an award of damages that compensate for medical costs and pain and suffering.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a reckless driver, you need to seek the help of Arizona personal injury lawyers who have been holding those responsible for inflicting this type of harm accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.