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Teen Severely Injured After Rollover Crash

A teen got his arm impaled by a fence after the car he was riding crashed, according to a March 31 article by CBS 19.

The incident occurred Tuesday morning, in Rauget Street. 16-year-old Joel Escoto was driving an SUV with 17-year-old Ricardo Ramirez when he lost control of the vehicle. It caused the SUV to roll over and Ramirez’s arm to be impaled by a hurricane fence. In response, Escoto freed Ramirez but he couldn’t find his phone to call for help. Luckily, Ramirez’s home was nearby, so he was able to call for help from there.

Later, an officer arrived at the scene and performed first aid. The officer placed a tourniquet on his arm to stop the bleeding. Then, Ramirez was taken to a Houston hospital in critical condition. Investigations are ongoing.

The Austin personal injury attorneys of Gibson Hill understand how difficult it is recover from the aftermath of a serious accident. We have helped people face these challenges and have guided them through the legal system's complexities in order to help them receive the best medical treatment available as well as financial compensation. Call 512-580-8334 for a free consultation today.

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