Many teen drivers ignore the risks associated with distracted driving because they never learned of an accident taking place close to them.
The latest auto crash involving a 17-year-old unfortunately resulted in her death.
If you’re a parent of a teen or if you’re a teen or inexperienced driver yourself, you should be aware of this accident. Learn about it and make sure to tell others about it. Unfortunately, teens are the most likely to be involved in distracted driving collisions. That’s why it’s important that parents talk to their children about the dangers.
According to the reports, the 17-year-old was in a car that crashes head-on against a second vehicle. She unfortunately died at the scene of the collision. The second vehicle allegedly crossed the center line prior to the collision, crashing into the teen’s car.
While an investigation is still underway, this case is being handled as a distracted driving accident by the police. We’re confident that once the authorities have more information, we will be able to learn whether this accident could have been prevented.
Nevertheless, many distracted driving accidents are similar to this tragic collision. And in all occasions, they could have been prevented.
Our thoughts are with the victim’s parents and her loved ones, who are going through some of the most difficult time in their lives. We hope they are receiving the support they require in this time of grief.
We also urge others who are reading this to remember that when you’re distracted, you’re not only hurting yourself — you’re putting the lives of countless others in major risk.
Be safe and focus on keeping your attention on the road at all times. Also, teach your children and friends about the dangers so they, too, may avoid similar collisions.
For more on this deadly and tragic accident, follow this link.
If you’re ever involved in a crash caused by a negligent driver, contact us to learn whether you have a case. Do not wait until the medical bills have piled up for you to obtain justice.