Teen Killed in Flagler County Car Crash

Posted on April 1, 2011

No one knows why a 16-year-old, who didn’t even have a driver’s license, was behind the wheel of an Infinity J30 -year-old in Flagler County when she lost control of the car on Saturday night, March 26. Channel 4 reports the teen was traveling south of Bunnell on U.S. 1 around 11:50 p.m. when the vehicle began weaving, then struck the median and shoulder before crashing into some trees, according to FHP. The young woman died at the scene of the Florida car crash.

She was not wearing a seat belt and an investigation is ongoing, reports the station. Her mother tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that her daughter fell in with the wrong crowd and she had lost control of the girl. A toxicology test was performed to see if she was under the influence when the tragic accident occurred. Those results are pending.

Our sincere condolences are extended to the parents and friends of this young teen for their tragic and sudden loss.

A Florida teen can obtain a learner’s permit at age 15 and a 16-year-old can receive an intermediate license. However, under Florida’s graduated licensing system, 16-year-olds can only drive between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. For the first three months of a license, the time is limited to 10 p.m. unless there is another driver over the age of 21 in the car. These rules are designed to save teen lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers. Teens still have three times as many fatal accidents behind the wheel as other drivers.

If you are involved in an accident in Florida, the Florida auto accident lawyers at Farah & Farah have an open door policy to listening to your case. Call us today.

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