August 20, 2012
Two Virginia teens were killed as the result of a motor vehicle accident they were involved in yesterday morning. According to ABC 13 News, the crash happened just after 8:00 a.m. at the intersection of Route 633 and Pine Log Road in Greensville County.
Reports state that the 18-year-old driver veered off the road and collided with a tree, leaving herself and her 18-year-old passenger severely injured, as neither was wearing a seat belt at the time of the Norfolk car accident. Rescue crews were able to free the girls and transport them to a local hospital, but they both died shortly after arrival as a result of their injuries. Investigators are also examining whether or not alcohol may have played a part in causing the crash.
Limits being set on the number of passengers a teen driver can carry in the vehicle is a step in the right direction, considering that the AAA Foundation recently culminated data showing that a young driver with a passenger younger than 21-years-old in the vehicle with them is 44 percent more likely to be involved in a crash.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley say the best way to keep young drivers safe is for parents to set reasonable rules and limits for their children. The firm says it is also important for parents to explain why following these rules is so important to their safety.