This weekend a Huntsville teen had his joy ride abruptly ended in a series of criminal charges. The teen was operating an apparently stolen SUV accompanied by three other teens when he crashed into a car on Oakwood Avenue that had moments before been rear ended.
The teen apparently panicked, likely fearing repercussion, and fled the SUV on foot, leaving his three injured friends behind. Even though the 16-year-old fled, he was injured in the wreck as well. Later, he sought treatment at Huntsville Hospital. Authorities were alerted and the teen was taken into custody after being treated.
All three passengers of the 16-year-old were injured in the wreck. Reportedly, one of the teenage passengers suffered injuries so severe they are thought to be life-threatening. Presently, the driving 16-year-old has been charged with attempting to flee and elude, leaving the scene of an accident, as well as assault and receiving stolen property.
While this teen is facing some serious charges, he could also be held liable for the damage and injuries that he inflicted. It would be tough to argue that the teen was not the negligent party in this crash.
Source: AL.com, "Huntsville police arrest 16-year-old for leaving the scene of an accident and other felony charges after wreck on Oakwood," Chris Welch, Aug. 26, 2012
If an Alabama passenger or driver has been injured due to another party's negligence and that victim would like more information, visiting our Alabama car accident page is a helpful place to start