Newly licensed teenage drivers enjoy sharing their newfound freedom with friends. Unfortunately, because of their inexperience, these celebrations sometimes end in an accident.
In a recent serious accident in New York, teenagers were injured in such a circumstance. Five teens were riding in the same vehicle when the accident occurred. Only one vehicle was involved, and it was unclear what caused the accident. Emergency personnel responded at approximately 1:25 in the morning. In the vehicle were one 16-year-old, three 17-year-olds, and one 18-year-old.
When police officers arrived, some of the teens were outside the vehicle and it was unclear who was driving the car at the time of the crash. All five teens suffered serious injuries and were taken to the hospital. An investigation was begun to determine the cause of the accident and who was driving.
Because this car accident resulted in serious injuries, it is likely personal injury claims will be made. The claims could be filed against the owner of the vehicle and other potentially liable parties. Parents of the injured should contact an attorney to explore whether, and against whom, to file a claim.