A teenager from Boscawen got in a car crash on the Fourth of July, which is notoriously one of the most dangerous days to drive. Unfortunately, he was still in critical condition as of the last reports.
It appears that the young man, who is just 16 years old, was a passenger in a car that crashed. He had plans to go tubing with three of his friends, who are also teenagers. That update comes from a CaringBridge profile set up by his family.
The group of four teenagers were in a 2005 Nissan Maxima right around 11:30 in the morning. For reasons that have not yet been determined, as the investigation is ongoing, the Maxima left the road and crashed badly enough that the Jaws of Life had to be used to cut the teens out of the car.
The driver was apparently just 17 years old. Another passenger was 16, while the final passenger was 15. Those three did not suffer serious injuries, despite the severity of the crash.
The teen who was injured had severe head trauma, and an ambulance took him over to Concord Hospital. He was then taken to Boston Children's Hospital for advanced care via airlift.
Reports say that the police are looking into all possible causes, including drug use, alcohol use and excessive speed. However, they have still not determined why the crash occurred or if any of those factors did play a role.
When a child is seriously hurt in an accident, perhaps suffering life-changing injuries, parents must know all of their legal rights to financial compensation.