ATV Accident in San Antonio Leaves Teen in Coma

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 12-Jun-2013

An ATV accident in San Antonio left a teenage girl in a coma with serious brain injuries when the all terrain vehicle struck a tree over the weekend, officials said.

The young girl was identified as 16-year-old Alexandria Garcia.

According to the girl’s father, as published in a KENS5 report, Garcia was riding on a four wheeler with two other friends. She was riding in the center position, officials said.

None of the riders were wearing a helmet and Garcia experienced brain injuries when she was ejected from the ATV.

Hospital officials at University Hospital in San Antonio said Garcia is listed in critical condition in the trauma unit.

The other two riders experienced injuries, though not life-threatening, police said.

All terrain vehicles are a popular form of recreation for people spanning the state. But despite the recreational nature of four wheelers, they can be extremely dangerous when plagued by defects or used improperly. ATV rollover accidents can have serious repercussions, leaving riders open to ejection from the recreational vehicles and resulting in injuries caused by the weight of the vehicle crushing riders and the absence of rollover cages leaving occupants open to serious head injuries.

At The Carlson Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys understand the common flaws that leave riders vulnerable to preventable injuries that they may have been safeguarded from with proper, working safety equipment in place on ATV’s.

If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in an ATV accident, call our ATV attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Temple and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690 or visit one of the 10 office locations for our Texas law firm. We care. We can help.

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