High School Senior Dies in Dade County Accident in Dade County, Georgia
DADE COUNTY, GA – As reported in an online news article published by wdef.com, a high school senior was killed in an early evening accident.*
According to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), a two-vehicle accident involving three high school seniors left one of them dead. The accident happened in the early evening near the 700 block of Daniels Road in Dade County. No additional details about the accident are available, so it is unclear what may have caused the accident.
Common Causes of Car Accidents Involving Teenage Drivers
Teenagers fall victim to car accidents all too often, and driver inexperience is undoubtedly a common contributing factor. However, there are additional factors and causes that lead to car accidents involving teenage drivers, which include, among others, the following:
- Inattentive driving, with texting while driving being a prime example;
- Driving under the influence; and
- Reckless driving.
While texting behind the wheel is, unfortunately, a common occurrence, another form of distracted driving can play a role in causing horrific car accidents. Having multiple teen passengers while driving can be extremely distracting and draw the driver’s eyes away from the road. Teenagers are notorious for being loud which can make it difficult for a driver to fully pay attention while behind the wheel.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Are the Leading Cause of Death for Teenagers
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016, a total of 2,433 teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in motor vehicle accidents, which equates to approximately six teenage deaths each day. An additional 292,742 teenagers sustained injuries in motor vehicle accidents and received treatment in emergency rooms.
In 2016, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 represented approximately 6.5 percent of the United States population. But, this group of individuals accounted for approximately $13.6 billion, or 8.4 percent, of the total cost of motor vehicle injuries.
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Source:https://wdef.com/2019/10/03/dade-county-high-senior-dies-crash/ and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html