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Tragic Crash Kills Teen on Palm Beach Boulevard in Lee County, Florida (FL)

November 15, 2020

LEE COUNTY, FL- writes that a crash involving two teens left one person dead this week in Lee County, Florida.*

The victim was identified as a 14-year-old boy from Fort Myers. At the time of the collision, the teen was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old. The tragic incident happened in the midafternoon on Palm Beach Boulevard at its intersection with Broadway Street. At the time of the crash, the teens were heading eastbound on State Road 80 in a sedan. The driver attempted to turn left on to Broadway. A 26-year-old man from Miami was heading eastbound on State Road 80 and collided with the team's vehicle. The young passenger in the sedan died at the scene of the crash. The driver sustained severe injuries in the collision, and responders transported that individual to the Lee Memorial Hospital. Currently, that individual is in serious condition. Reports did not include details regarding the identities of those involved in the crash.

Teenage drivers present several risks on the road. One factor that tends to increase the risk of collisions for teenage motorists is when they are traveling in a car with other teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each additional teen in a vehicle raises the risk of collisions. 

Inexperience is one of the main reasons the teens present so many risks on the road. The CDC also states that boys between the ages of sixteen and nineteen are more inclined to being crashes than are female drivers in the same age group. Teens who have recently received their drivers’ licenses are also at a particularly high risk of being involved in severe crashes. New drivers who have just begun driving tend to overlook dangerous situations and road hazards. Distracted driving, speeding, and alcohol use are all additional risk factors for young motorists. The CDC also reports that many teens still aren’t wearing seatbelts. It estimates that 47 percent of those who lost their lives in an accident could have survived the accident if they been wearing seatbelts. 

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