Tragic Ohio Car Accident Highlights Risky Teen Behaviors

by Carmen Dellutri on March 25, 2013

Naples personal injury attorneyThe recent Ohio car accident that claimed six lives highlights a number of risky teen driving behaviors. As Port Charlotte injury lawyers, we hope that the tragedy can serve as a teaching moment and hopefully avert a similar accident.

According to media reports, the driver of the vehicle was speeding and driving recklessly at the time of the crash. One of the survivors told police that it felt like the SUV was travelling 80 miles per hour when it went off the road on a stretch of road know as "Dead Man's Curve." The posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour.

Police reports also suggest that the nineteen-year-old behind the wheel didn’t have a driver’s licenses and that the SUV she was driving was taken without permission. The five-passenger Honda Passport was also overloaded with eight teens at the time of the accident, all of whom were not wearing seatbelts.

Unfortunately, Florida teens make the same risky decisions, whether it is getting into the car with a questionable driver or failing to wear a seatbelt. Therefore, it is imperative to teach them about making safe choices. For specific tips, we invite you to check out our prior post.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation.

Previous post:

Next post: