It is generally acknowledged that teenage drivers are at high risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Nearly every day there are reports of yet more accidents concerning teenage drivers. Many of these accidents have two or more teenagers in the car, have multiple victims, and involve pedestrian victims. In this article we look at 4 reported accidents. One of the cases resulted in serious injuries. The additional 3 involve a fatality.
This motor vehicle collision was caused by a sixteen year-old driver who was driving under a junior license. The accident took place at around 9:20 on a Tuesday evening. The junior license prohibited driving after 9 pm. The driver lost control of his car, hit another car, and then slammed into a 65 year-old male pedestrian who was waiting at a bus stop. The victim died from his injuries a short time after being hit. The driver survived the accident with only minor injuries. He was, however, arrested and charged with speeding, manslaughter, and criminally negligent homicide.
This accident involved an eighteen year-old driver who was driving while intoxicated. The incident took place on a Sunday morning at roughly 2:30. Most drunk driving accidents happen on weekend nights. As outlined by the report the victim in this accident was struck while crossing a road. The victim was a 44 year old male. Because of the accident he suffered major head injuries. After the accident the teenage drunk driver was arrested and was charged with driving under the influence and with driving while intoxicated.
This accident involved an 18 year-old male driving in a residential community at approximately 8:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. The accident occurred when the teenaged driver lost control of his car. It turned forcefully and flipped, striking a pedestrian who had just left his car so as to get a pamphlet from the front yard of one of the homes. The home was for sale and had a sign and the pamphlets in the front yard. After hitting the man the car continued until it was ultimately stopped when it struck a tree in front of the house. The victim died as a result of his injuries. He was sixty seven years old.
This accident involved a nineteen year-old female driver also driving in a residential community. She hit a woman who was in front of her home tending to her flower bed. The car hit her with such force that she was thrown nearly 150 feet into a truck parked in her driveway. The teenaged driver did not stop at the scene of the accident. About 30 minutes after the accident the police located the young driver and placed her under arrest. They located her not far from the scene of the accident. She stated she was returning to the scene to admit she had caused the accident.
On a personal level it is sad to have to read about these accidents. These types of accidents are true tragedies. Victims who survive the accident are often left with injuries that result in permanent disabilities. In situations involving a fatality the family of the victim suffers the loss of a loved one. Even the life of the teen driver is forever changed.
At those times when these accidents do take place an experienced attorney may be of great help to victims and the families of victims. The lawyer can help them be heard, that their rights are protected and that all sources of possible recovery are thoroughly pursued.
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