Man Killed In Fiery Crash
There are some good teen drivers, but there are many who do not drive safely. They may speed, text, run red lights or engage in other reckless behavior.
A teen was speeding in a BMW when he collided with a Jeep, killing the driver. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of March 9 in Wellington.
A 71-year-old man from Wellington was driving his Jeep Grand Cherokee southbound on Greenview Shores Boulevard. He approached the left lane at the intersection to turn into a shopping center. The man turned left and his Jeep was forcibly hit by a 17-year-old boy driving an M series BMW. The teen was traveling at a high rate of speed.
The Jeep rotated counterclockwise before rolling over. The Jeep became engulfed in flames as the driver was trapped inside. The man died from his injuries. The teen was taken to Wellington Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. The crash is under investigation.
Bystanders noticed a lot of smoke and heard a lot of chaos. They said that speeding is common and there are accidents in the area constantly. In fact, that same day, there was another accident just 100 yards away. Fortunately, nobody was killed in that crash.
Teens are often excited to get their license, but statistics show that teen drivers have a higher rate of fatal crashes. This is mainly because of their immaturity, lack of skills, and lack of experience. They speed and they make mistakes.
They are also known for getting easily distracted, especially if their friends are in the car. One in three teens have texted while driving. Distractions take your teen’s focus off the task of driving. They are less likely to react to a roadway hazard or inclement weather.
Speeding is a common cause of fatal crashes among teens. Teens enjoy speeding and their desire to speed often increases as they gain confidence in their driving skills. In 2020, speed was a factor in 31% of fatalities among drivers between 15 and 18 years old.
One thing that makes teens less likely to survive an accident is a lack of seat belt use. Even though using a seat belt while in a vehicle is the law, seat belt use is lowest among teen drivers. In fact, most teens involved in fatal crashes are unbuckled. In 2020, 52% of teen drivers who were killed in crashes were not buckled up.
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Many serious car accidents are caused by teen drivers and their negligence, including speed. In these cases, it’s important to protect your legal rights.
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