When the Roslyn Boys & Girls Club Carnival came to Montgomery County, no one imagined that before the night ended, a group of girls would gang up on one in a fight that sent to the victim to the local hospital with severe injuries. Abington Police responded to reports of the fight which they say took place at about 10 p.m. on that Saturday night in Crestmont Park.
After interviewing witnesses and speaking to the girls involved, police feel that the fight started when two girls who knew one another got into an argument. Before long, additional girls joined in and assaulted the victim.
The victim’s aunt reported that she’d known that tensions were running high between the girls and that prior to the fight, her niece had been threatened, though she didn’t know the reason behind the argument.
“That girl was making threats for a while now and had people my niece didn’t know making threats. This wasn’t over a boy. It was over nothing. This is what people need to hear about because these girls just have nothing to lose and feel like they have something to prove.”
Abington Memorial Hospital has taken over the medical care for the victim who is suffering from bruises, abrasions, and additional injuries. Meanwhile, the police are looking for other girls who were involved in the altercation. It’s believed that all the girls involved were under 18 years of age.
“Kids don’t seem to understand how this kind of behavior will haunt them for the rest of their lives,” said California personal injury attorney Drew Warren. “It’s up to parents, teachers, and the legal system to help this group of girls understand that they need to find a different way of dealing with their problems, otherwise, they could easily do something even worse than ganging up on one of their own at a local carnival.”
It doesn’t matter if it’s a middle aged gentleman in the bar, or a group of teenage girls who are irritated with one another while at a small town carnival, assaulting another is never acceptable behavior. When someone forgets that, they will find themselves facing legal and even financial repercussions.
It’s likely that the district attorney will begin legal proceedings against the girls who started to the fights, as well as the ones who jumped in once the fight was underway. It’s also in the best interest of the victim and her loved ones to look into the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit against the ones who put her in the hospital. If she wins the personal injury case, she’ll be able to cover the medical expenses connected to the fight and should also receive some monetary settlement to help her deal with the pain and suffering she experienced during and after the fight.
Since her attackers were under 18, their parents could also be named as defendants in the personal injury claim.