Experts say if an individual is thrown from a vehicle moving as slow as five miles per hour, they can still be seriously injured or even killed. So far this year, one person has died and two others were seriously injured while car surfing. Unfortunately, car surfing incidents may increase over the next few months. Teens have more freedom in the summer and also the warmer weather allows for these types of activities.
As of today, there are no laws against car surfing; however, those behind the wheel could face serious charges if an individual would become injured or killed while taking part in this deadly activity. Reckless driving, homicide or involuntary manslaughter are a few of the serious charges one could face.
Car surfing is a dangerous and reckless activity that no one should ever engage in. Parents need to take the time to explain its consequences to their children.
If your loved one was injured in a car surfing accident, contact the attorneys at Berger and Green for a free no obligation consultation. It is important to make sure your child’s injuries get attended to. A personal injury claim can help alleviate medical bills and provide financial compensation for their present and future needs.
USA TODAY, “Teens at high risk for car surfing”