On the night of Wednesday, April 24, a BMW crashed into a house in San Jose, injuring a mother and daughter. Witnesses indicated a silver BMW was racing a red BMW near the intersection of Leigh Avenue and Anne Way; due to either a person crossing the street or a car entering the intersection, the cars collided, the impact sending the silver BMW through the front door of the home. The window of the house fell on top of a 40-year-old woman inside, causing her to suffer major trauma. Her nine-year-old daughter was pinned against a wall and some cabinets; she was also injured. According to witnesses, the teenage boys driving the vehicles are cousins who attend area high schools. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“Drivers who engage in illegal activities like street racing face fines, imprisonment, and the revocation of their licenses,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis. “In the event that others are harmed, the drivers may also be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries.”
Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seven teenagers aged 16 to 19 died every day in crashes in 2010. Teenagers in this age range are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be involved in a fatal accident.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the mother and daughter who were injured when the BMW crashed into their house.
Abclocal.go.com originally reported this San Jose collision.
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