6 teenagers from San Jose were injured after a 14-year old driver crashed a car into a tree in Santa Cruz, CA early Wednesday morning, August 28, 2019. Officers reportedly attempted to stop a 2001 GMC Yukon for an obstructed license plate violation about 3 am in Capitola in Santa Cruz, CA. The 14-year old driver drove away upon being stopped by officers. California Highway Patrol officers then chased the teen driver in a short pursuit. The chase came to a stop when the teen driver lost control of the car, overturned it, and crashed it into a tree on Portola Drive, west of 41st Avenue. 4 of the teenagers who were occupants of the car were wearing seatbelts. 2 teenagers who were occupants of the said car, though, were not wearing seatbelts. As a result, one of these teenagers not wearing a seatbelt was ejected out of the car during the crash. All 6 teenagers who were occupants of the car sustained major injuries.
If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at 619-717-8607 for a free consultation.
Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.
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