Troup County, GA (October 12, 2018) – A fatal car crash took place outside of Troup County High school at 8:25 AM Friday morning resulting in injuries to all four people involved in the accident and one 15-year-old male being airlifted Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital.
The other people injured in the accident were a 16-year-old female, a 14-year-old female, and a 49-year-old female. The extent of the injuries to all those involved is unknown at this time and no names have been released.
The police are still conducting an active investigation.
Georgia Teen Drivers
Car accidents are currently the leading cause of death for teens in the United States. 2,333 teens aged 16-19 were killed in 2015. That same year saw 235,845 teens in the same age group treated in emergency rooms for injuries that directly resulted from being in an automobile accident. The risk of injury in car accidents is higher among 16 to 19-year-olds than in any other age group. In fact, according to data compiled by the CDC, teenage drivers in that same age group, per miles driven, are three times more likely to be in a car accident than drivers aged 20 and up. There are several contributing factors to what puts teens at the top of this list. Teens are more likely to underestimate dangerous or hazardous situations. The likelihood of making a critical decision error is exceptionally high because of the innate lack of driving experience that teens have. It may not be until someone is t-boned in an intersection by a driver running a red light that they really absorb the importance and practicality of the “wait three seconds” rule. Who among us has not learned a driving lesson the hard way? In addition to this, teen drivers are more likely than their aged counterparts to speed and then allow for less braking distance; a statistic whose average goes up when male drivers OR passengers are involved. Another noteworthy fact is that 48% of all teen deaths from traffic accidents occurred between 3:00 PM and midnight, while 52% of those deaths occurred on a Friday, Saturday, or a Sunday. 48% of teens killed in car crashes were also found to be not wearing their seatbelts.
If you have a teenager who has been involved in a car accident in any capacity, it may behoove you to hire an attorney as soon as possible as they are likely to become a target for other drivers and for the insurance companies as well. At Nye Law Group we have an established, professional presence in the legal community and will be able to work with accident investigators, police and insurance companies to ensure that your teen’s rights are protected and the outcome of any legal claim being made is fair and just.
Give us a call at 912-200-5230 to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys
Note: A variety of outsides sources including news bulletins and police reports were used to create these posts and report on the injuries involved. Due to this, the details of these accidents have not been independently confirmed by our team and writing staff. In the event that false information is included in the story, please contact us immediately with the post’s title and the incorrect information, and we will correct the content.
Disclaimer: We at Nye Law Group pride ourselves as members of our local community and strive to improve the overall safety and wellbeing of everyone in our state. Our deepest condolences go out to those injured in these accidents, and we hope that by promoting an awareness of these dangers, our community can take the steps necessary to avoid them. These posts are not a solicitation for business, and the information provided should not be mistaken as medical or legal advice.