Mission Viejo teen survives deadly car wreck
Posted on May 22, 2010
Car crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to teenagers. Brent Sirignano is an example.
Last February, the seventeen-year-old was a passenger in a 2006 Scion. The driver lost traction on a wet road in Mission Viejo and the car spun into a tree. Both Brent and the driver were taken to Mission Hospital. Brent was critically injured. The driver was treated and released.
Brent's side of the car took the force of the crash. He suffered multiple fractures to the right side of his face, brain injury and a collapsed lung. The young man was put into a medically induced coma while he underwent a series of surgeries. After the surgeries he spent time recovering in the hospital before entering a rehabilitation program. He is now home and feels lucky to be alive.
The driver of the Scion was found to have THC in his blood. He has been in drug rehab for three months.
Car crashes are every parent’s worst nightmare. According to the CDC about one-fifth of car crash victims are young people.
The Orange County personal injury attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis and Leslie wish Brent the best for his ongoing recovery.