June 29th, 2012|
June 29, 2012
Speeding and reckless driving contributed to a car accident that left four teenagers dead and another injured. According to News Channel 5, the crash happened June 3 around 11:00 a.m. on Boston Road, about half a mile from the intersection with Boone Road.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the 18-year-old driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier was driving at 70 mph in a 55 mph zone in the moments before he hit a set of train tracks and went airborne. The vehicle got five feet off the ground and traveled roughly 90 feet before hitting the road. The driver then lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a ditch and tree before the car rolled several times.
The driver and an 18-year-old passenger in the front seat were killed along with two other young passengers in the backseat. Another 17-year-old passenger is still recovering from injuries she suffered in the crash. Studies suggest establishing rules on the number of passengers you teen driver can have to help prevent a Cleveland, Ohio auto accident from occurring.
Police say that the driver was intentionally trying to jump the tracks as there were no signs that the brakes of the vehicle were engaged.
The Cleveland, Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy would like to express our condolences to the families of the young people who lost their lives in this crash.