A driver's license is one of the biggest status symbols among high school students, and getting a driver's license makes the adolescent feel more independent. Parents no longer have to do the driving - the teen can get places on his or her own. Most teens count the hours and days until they can get their learners permit usually age 16 and take their driving test to demonstrate driving competence.
Drag racing champion Doug Herbert has cruised past mph on the track and has received accolades for his prowess as a driver. But none of that prepared him for the call he received telling him that his two sons had been killed in an auto accident involving a high rate of speed. Car crashes remain a leading cause of death for teens.
In recent years, seven teens died in car crashes every single day. Yet, driver training requirements in the United States are rudimentary at best. Teen Pro-Active Driving School to provide advanced driver training for teens after the tragic deaths of his sons in a crash in
Bradley Mullins and David Phillips revved up their engines after stopping at a traffic light in Johnson City, Tennessee. Mullins, age 19, was speeding at mph when his black Mustang crashed into a Honda CPV driven by a high school homecoming queen and her friend. Drag racers Mullins and Phillips were convicted of reckless homicide.
The crash was so horrific that police would not allow Sonnie Herbert near the crash scene. Less than an hour later, as Doug Herbert was already traveling to the airport to fly back to Charlotte, his ex-wife called back with the devastating news: year-old Jon and year-old James had both been killed. The police crash investigation said Jon, who was driving, was going 80 mph in a 45 mph zone when he lost control and slammed into an SUV.
Street racing is a danger that affects everyone on the road. It is a hazard to the racers, bystanders and other drivers, and teenagers and other young drivers must be warned about this dangerous practice. Partially aggravated by street racing, the teenage accident rate is four times that of adults.
Just in August of this year, a family of five was critically injured after two vehicles struck their van in the suburbs of Chicago. The speeding cars, suspected of street racing, smashed into the front of the van as they flew past a stop sign on a main street. The tragic accident killed both adults and wounded three young children.
Police on Monday identified the victim as year-old Nicholas Richling, who died of multiple blunt force injuries, according to an autopsy. The suspect faces charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, said Sgt. The crash happened near the intersection of Alameda Avenue and Lowell Boulevard at p. They peeled out, and the Dodge struck Nicholas Richling, who was crossing the street at Lowell about 1, feet from where the race began.
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