May 24th, 2013|
May 24, 2013
A study conducted by the AAA Foundation found a direct correlation between the number and age of passengers riding with a teen driver and that young motorist’s chances of being involved in a crash. Researchers concluded that having just one passenger under the age of 21-years-old in the vehicle could increase the risk of an accident by as much as 44 percent. Furthermore, having two underage passengers in the vehicle can double the chances of a crash, while three or more passengers can quadruple the odds of a collision.
These results were supported by a recent collision that left five Olmsted Falls High School students suffering serious Ohio Car Accident Injuries. Reports indicate the crash happened on Monday, May 6, at approximately 9:15 p.m., on Grafton Road in Olmsted Falls, Ohio.
According to an article from the Sun News, the teens were riding in a 2007 Hyundai Elantra traveling east along Grafton, just past Marks Road. When the sedan approached a 1956 Chevy pickup truck being driven by a 66-year-old Brunswick man, the driver of the Elantra crossed the double yellow lines and attempted to pass the truck. The vehicle collided head-on with an oncoming 1986 Chevy pickup. All five passengers of the Elantra were injured.
The Cleveland Personal Injury Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy encourage parents to discuss the importance of safe driving with their teens.