Tragic Rollover Crash Kills One in Delray Beach, Florida
DELRAY BEACH, FL- Wpbf.com writes that a rollover crash killed a boy in Delray Beach over the weekend. The authorities identified the victim as a fifteen-year-old boy. The early evening crash took place when the victim and six other teenage boys were traveling on the Turnpike and the Toyota 4Runner they were in crashed off of a curve in the roadway.*
Six of the boys were ejected in the crash. Responders took four injured individuals to a local trauma center and three others to a nearby hospital. One of the boys was later declared dead.
Police are still investigating the incident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car crashes are the number one cause of death for teenagers in the United States. In 2017, the CDC states that 2,364 teens died on the road in the United States.
Risk factors include male drivers who die at a rate of about twice that of female teens. Another factor that increases the risk of death for young drivers is when teens are in a vehicle with other teens. The more teens in the vehicle, the higher the risk of a collision becomes.
These drivers are inexperienced, which is a large part of why they present so many risks. Teens are also more likely to be speeding and less likely than other drivers to use their seatbelts. As of 2017, only 58.8 percent of teenagers stated that they always use their seatbelt.
Chances of a crash are also increased when teens drive at night and on weekends.
It is important for parents of teenagers to discuss the risks associated with driving with a teenager.
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Sources:https://www.wpbf.com/article/7-injured-in-rollover-crash-on-northbound-turnpike-near-atlantic-ave/30490456 and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/teen_drivers/teendrivers_factsheet.html