Did you know that as of 2009, eight teens ages 16 to 19 have passed away every day from motor vehicle injuries? Based on research, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that teen drivers ages 16 to 19 are four times more likely to crash than older drivers.
In research conducted from 2000 to 2006, it revealed that male drivers and passengers ages 15 to 19 that were killed in car crashes were two times higher than female drivers and passengers who were killed. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also revealed that teens are more likely to be involved in crashes at night than during the day.
A two-car Mesa collision occurred on Thursday night at around 10:20 p.m. (04/28/11). According to reports, a female teen failed to yield before making a left turn from Grove Street to southbound Signal Butte Road. Her car hit the oncoming Chevy Blazer causing it to roll-over. The driver of the Blazer was ejected but died before he was taken to a local hospital.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident. However, they do not suspect the teen of being impaired.
Research shows that teen drivers are more aggressive when it comes to driving. They also have the lowest rate of wearing seat belts as compared to other age groups. Thus, as parents it is our responsibility to influence our kids to become responsible drivers especially at a young age. Experts suggest that parents should sit down and talk with their teens about safe driving.
Contact one of our top Mesa traffic collision attorneys to learn more about our services and our approach to helping victims and their families recover the money damages they need and deserve. Dial (480) 753-4534 for your free consultation.