After School Matters Van Accident Injures 11

Family of Injured Teenager Demanding Answers

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL, November 15, 2016

A 15-year-old boy is recovering in intensive care after being injured when the van he was riding in as part of an after school program flipped. The family of the young man is now demanding answers as to how the single vehicle accident that injured their son, could have happened.

The family has retained noted trial attorney Ramin Raiszadeh of TORKLAW to investigate the circumstances leading to this unfortunate incident.

“This was a group of students, on their way to do charity work. Something like this was preventable and never should have happened. We intend to conduct a full investigation and hold those who were responsible for the safety of these students accountable,” said attorney Ramin Raiszadeh.

The van was part of After School Matters, an organization that provides teens with opportunities to conduct volunteer work.

Early reports indicate that a tire blowout may have caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and led to the injury of at least 11 of the van’s 13 occupants.

“There is nothing more precious than our children. These families put their trust into the hands of those who failed to act reasonably, who failed to take proper precautions and who failed to do what any of us would have done being given such a great responsibility,” said attorney Raiszadeh.

One of the students in the van caught the horrifying experience on video with his cell phone.

Commenting on basic safety protocol for trips such as these, attorney Raiszadeh said “One of the most fundamental and basic safety procedures before taking a road trip such as this, is to check the tires.”


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