Teen Drivers Can be Reckless

Teen Drivers Can be Reckless

Not only do teen drivers have very little experience behind the wheel, but teenagers also can lack good decision-making skills. When teen drivers are impulsive and fail to use good judgment, they can cause serious crashes that might result in injuries and even death.

One teenager is facing criminal charges in juvenile court after a deadly accident in Georgia. Reports indicate that in the early morning hours of February 17th, a 15-year-old ran a red light in a stolen vehicle. When the police tried to stop the car, the driver sped away, ultimately hitting a utility pole and causing the car to roll over. All occupants of the car were ejected, and a 14-year-old girl died from her injuries. Two other teenagers were taken to a nearby hospital, including the driver, who will be detained once released from the hospital.

Poor Decisions by Teen Drivers

Young and inexperienced drivers do not always know how to react in emergency situations. To make matters worse, they often engage in behavior that can lead to dangerous emergency situations in their vehicles. Such behavior can include:

  • Texting and driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Having too many passengers
  • Speeding
  • Running traffic signals and signs
  • Racing other vehicles
  • Playing loud and distracting music

If a teen driver causes an accident and injuries, they should be liable for the harm caused just like any other driver. If a teen is cited or arrested for violating the law, it can help injury victims prove liability for their injuries.

Learn How a Car Accident Lawyer in Georgia Can Help

At the law office of Ben F. Windham, PC, our personal injury attorneys represent clients throughout the State of Georgia, including in and around the Atlanta area. Call 833.236.9467 or contact us online for a free consultation to learn about your legal options after a car crash.