After Driving Stunt, Car Runs Over Teenager in Texas Parking Lot
SAN ANTONIO, TX. – September 18, 2018 (cbs6albany.com) According to an online news report from cbs6albany.com, a car attempting a driving stunt ran over a teenage girl September 17 in a parking lot in San Antonio, Texas.*
At approximately 10 p.m. on September 17, a teenage girl was riding on top of the hood of a car in a Walmart parking lot on Northwest Loop 410 in San Antonio. The girl slipped off of the car and fell to the ground, and the car ran over her head. The driver of the car told authorities he could not stop in time. Neither person has been identified.
The girl was taken to University Hospital with head trauma and serious injuries. She is reportedly in critical condition. No additional information has been released at this time.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In 2015, a total of 2,333 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 were killed in vehicle crashes in the United States. This equates to six teen deaths every day due to motor vehicle injuries. More than 235,000 teenagers of the same age were treated in emergency departments in 2016 for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes.
According to the CDC, teen drivers are more likely to underestimate dangerous situations and less likely to recognize hazardous situations. They are also more likely than older drivers to make decision errors that lead to vehicle accidents. Teens are statistically more likely to speed and follow other cars too closely. In addition, alcohol and drugs are greater factors in teen crashes than crashes for other age groups.
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