Anatomy of a Teen Car Accident
8:00pm Jack, 17, drives to Sophia’s house on a Friday night. He’s late, so he speeds. Speeding is a factor
Jack, 17, drives to Sophia’s house on a Friday night. He’s late, so he speeds. Speeding is a factor in 35% of crash deaths involving young drivers.
Jack and Sophia stop to pick up Matt. A third passenger increases the fatality risk by 158%.
They hit the drive-through on their way to a party. Eating at the wheel causes 2% of teen crashes.
Jack is tired. Nearly half of teens are sleep-deprived, and young drivers cause 55% of fatigue-related crashes.
It’s now dark. For the next nine hours, teens are three times more likely to die in a crash than during the day.
Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s TEEN DRIVERS page.
Also review this guide about state laws relating to car accidents. It will help you have a better understanding of protocols such as the types of evidence you need to gather after your accident.