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Teen Drinking and Driving Incident Leads to Tragic Accident

[Edmond, OK] Edmond Police have released new details regarding a tragic accident involving teenage drinking over the Memorial Day weekend. 

The incident unfolded when a distressed mother called 911 reporting that her 15-year-old daughter had stuck her head out of a moving vehicle’s window and was now bleeding. The 17-year-old driver admitted to consuming an alcoholic beverage before driving, believing she was sober enough to operate the vehicle safely.

Unfortunately, the impaired driver’s 15-year-old friend became sick and needed to vomit. When the car stopped, the passenger felt better, but shortly after the vehicle resumed its journey, a loud noise was heard. It was discovered that the 15-year-old’s head had struck a large metal mailbox while she was hanging partially outside the window. 

Emergency services were called, and the injured passenger was rushed to the hospital, where she underwent surgery to relieve brain pressure. She remains in the ICU.

The driver registered a blood alcohol concentration of .04 during a breathalyzer test, below the legal limit for adults but significant for someone under 21. As a result, the 17-year-old was arrested for DUI and causing great bodily injury, a felony offense.

Incidents like this teen drinking and driving accident serve as a reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving, particularly for young individuals with lower alcohol tolerance. If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury due to an accident, we urge you to seek immediate legal support. 

Contact the compassionate legal team at the Brain Injury Help Center in California for guidance and assistance. Remember, drinking and driving can have devastating consequences. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help.

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