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California teen dies, drivers avoid serious injuries

People will never state that they would prefer their pastimes come to an end because of an accident. Recreational activities are supposed to be fun-filled occasions where individuals can enjoy the company of their family and friends. Unfortunately, what may be a joyous gathering can lead to serious injuries or a tragic loss. A local California teen recently died after being involved in an early afternoon crash.

According to reports, the teen was operating an all-terrain vehicle heading southbound at the time of the accident. The victim struck a Toyota traveling westbound upon exiting a private driveway. As a result of the initial collision, the driver of the Toyota then collided with a Nissan traveling westbound. Traffic was shutdown in both directions in order to allow investigators to review the scene of the accident.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the drivers of the vehicles were reportedly unharmed by the accident. Reports say the teen was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

People of all ages engage in a variety of activities for relaxation or a sense of adventure. Sadly, some recreational activities are risky and can lead to serious injuries. The sudden loss of a loved one is a life-changing event that most individuals would gladly avoid. Still, serious injuries and death are unfortunate possibilities of riding recreational vehicles. However, depending on the circumstances and who is at fault, families of the victims may be able to file wrongful death claims.

Source: CBSLA.com, Teen, 15, Killed On ATV Motorcycle Leaving Gardena Driveway, No author, 01/23/2014

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