One might see a new teenage driver take to the road in Kentucky and find it difficult not to feel the excitement that comes with driving that the teen exudes. Most people understand the need for new drivers to gain experience behind the wheel. However, many may not appreciate the risks that teen drivers pose.
Studies show these risks to include an increased propensity to speed, drink while driving, and driving at odd hours compared to other demographics. These risks increase the chances of teens causing serious car accidents. Sadly, the consequences of such accidents are often not limited solely to the drivers.
Several teens involved in Hebron collision
This was was on full display in an accident that recently occurred in Hebron. Per the local NBC News affiliate, a 16-year-old driving a PT Cruiser lost control of the vehicle, which subsequently several other cars (both moving and parked) before coming to a stop. Upon arriving at the scene, first responders discovered that two other teens died in the accident, while the driver and another teen sustained injuries. Authorities stated that the accident occurred around 3 am, although they do not yet know why the teens chose to drive that late in the night.
Accountability for poor choices
Many might hear cases such as this and simply chalk it up to poor decisions made by inexperienced drivers. Yet as much as those impacted by a car accident may want to show some understanding, the costs the collisions (from both medical expenses and vehicle repair costs) force them to deal with may prompt them to seek compensation. Sometimes such compensation comes as a result of legal action against those responsible for accidents.