By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A sixteen year old girl with no driver’s license and a borrowed car drove into a tree outside the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park in Alamosa, Colorado. She had three other teenagers and two small children, aged 20 months and 4 years, in the car with her at the time. The car had been borrowed from a relative of one of the passengers. The girl is expected to be charged with drunk driving (DUI), driving without a license and criminal negligence resulting in the injury of a child. The driver is claiming that a steering malfunction caused her to miss the turn she was trying to make into the park, and sent her into the tree instead.
Teen drinking and driving is unfortunately an all too common occurrence. Teenagers and adults alike often lack good judgment when drinking alcohol. Teenagers, however, are less likely to know their own limits and do stupid things while under the influence. There is no doubt that this young woman put her life and the lives of her passengers at risk by driving her car in such a condition. You can read more about this senseless accident at CHILDREN, TEEN INJURED IN ACCIDENT.</a