A car accident can occur any time one gets behind the wheel, and less experienced teenage drivers are often at greater risk of accidents leading to injury or death. A couple of 16-year-olds from Dallas, Georgia, recently learned this painful lesson the hard way. While the accident thankfully did not result in any fatalities, the early morning two-car collision on August 9 resulted in two injuries, one of which was quite serious.
According to reports, the accident occurred when the teenage driver of a 2005 Nissan Sentra failed to negotiate a curve in the road, resulting in the car moving into the opposite traffic lane and striking a 2005 Ford Expedition. Both the driver and passenger of the Sentra were taken to Kennestone Medical Center, where they were treated. The passenger was described as having serious injuries. The driver of the Explorer was also taken to Kennestone for treatment but was not listed as having been injured.
Car accidents are unfortunately disproportionately high among our teenage drivers. In many cases, this is due to the relative inexperience of teenage drivers when dealing with challenging driving conditions. Common things such as the drivers' behavior, passengers and mobile devices present real dangers for all drivers, but teenage drivers who lack a bank of experience behind the wheel are especially susceptible to distractions that lead to accidents.
The winding roads of North Georgia can be a treacherous place for any driver, and it is important to remember that accidents can happen to anyone at any time. Anyone who has been involved in an automobile accident will find that the guidance of an experienced attorney can help ensure that their losses are fairly compensated while seeing that their rights remain protected.
Source: Patch.com, "Two North Paulding Students Injured in Wreck," Doug Gross, Aug. 09, 2016