Did you know that drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely to crash per mile driven than older drivers? Teen drivers are at a very high risk every time they’re on the road. So high in fact, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated, that fatal car accidents have become the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.
In recent news, another teen driver has been involved in a west valley accident Tuesday morning (KPHO 01/25/2011). The 17-year-old driver, for reasons yet to be known, veered his SUV into the westbound lanes of U.S. 60 and sideswiped two cars just before crashing into another in the far left lane.
The accident left three people injured including the teen driver who suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. Hurt victims were transported to nearby hospitals.
While investigations continue to pinpoint the exact cause of the accident, witnesses told authorities that speeding could have been a factor.
The wreck caused Eastbound U.S. 60 to be closed and was not available until 8:30 a.m.
In 2009, eight teens ages 16 to 19 died every day due to injuries acquired from motor vehicle crashes (CDC). Factors such as driver inexperience and distracted driving, cell phone use in particular, play a big role as to why teen drivers are at the greatest risk.
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