Car Accidents Are Leading Killer Of Teens In Ohio And Across U.S.

by nph | June 15th, 2012

June 15, 2012

What’s the most dangerous behavior an Ohio teenager can participate in? Statistics show the answer is simply driving a car.

According to News Channel 5, last year alone, teens were involved in more than 50,000 accidents in Ohio, resulting in 124 deaths and 14,024 injuries. Experts say the reason that teenagers are prone to being involved in an Ohio Auto Accident is due to a combination of inexperience and immaturity that leads to poor decision making, such as speeding or not buckling their seat belts. A spokesman for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Lt. Antonio Matos, stated, “Teens will take chances and they don’t realize yet the potential they have of being involved in a serious injury traffic crash.”

Making such mistakes recently claimed the lives of four teenagers in Columbia Township, Ohio, this past Sunday. Reports indicate that the teens were traveling in a car at a high rate of speed when they hit a set of train tracks and went airborne. Three of the victims died at the scene, while a fourth died at a hospital hours later. Another passenger has been left seriously injured.

The Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy suggest parents do their part to keep their teens safe by talking about the dangers of speeding and distracted driving. It’s also important to set a good example of positive driving habits by always buckling up.