Inexperienced drivers may have a greater chance of being involved in serious car accidents. Many people may fear for teen drivers in particular, as their excitement over having a license could potentially override their good judgment when behind the wheel. Unfortunately, even a car accident involving only one vehicle could result in individuals suffering serious injuries.
It was recently reported that a single-car crash in Alabama resulted in three teenage boys suffering injuries. All three boys were in a vehicle when, for undisclosed reasons, the vehicle overturned. As a result, the teens were all ejected from the vehicle. Additional information on the accident itself was not given in the report, aside from the fact that the crash took place at approximately 1 p.m.
There were two 17-year-old boys and one 16-year-old boy in the vehicle, and all were hospitalized. At the time of the report, the driver was considered to be in critical condition, and the two passengers were in good and fair conditions. It was unclear what exact injuries the teenagers suffered in the accident. The incident is likely still under investigation by the proper authorities.
Due to the outcome of this car accident, the families of the passengers injured may have reason to seek compensation for medical bills and other damages. Personal injury claims may help them with this endeavor, and such lawsuits could potentially be filed against the parents of the teen driver considered at fault or any other liable parties. Information on taking this type of legal route in Alabama may help the families determine whether it could be the right step for their circumstances.
Source: timesdaily.com, "3 teens remain hospitalized", Tom Smith, Nov. 27, 2017