Five Injured After Car Runs Into Home
Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Oct 02, 2013 in Auto Accidents
On Tuesday afternoon a car being driven by a teenager crashed into the home of an elderly woman in South Carolina. The owner of the house was not home at the time of the accident.
There were five people within the vehicle at the time of the accident and four of the passengers were under the age of 17. Some of passengers were wearing seatbelts but others were not. The injured victims were taken to a local area hospital and the extent of their injuries is unknown.
Highway Patrol is investigated the accident however one neighbor says that the Washington Avenue and Hill Street intersection is dangerous and some type of traffic control measure should be installed. The driver of the vehicle has been charged with driving too fast for conditions and violating his learners permit regulations.
According to the Center for Disease Control teenaged drivers accounted for more than $26 billion in the total costs of car accident injuries. Every day approximately 7 teens between the ages of 16 and 19 will be fatally injured in a motor vehicle wreck.
In Tennessee drivers under the age of 20 accounted for more than 40,500 car collisions throughout the state in 2012, higher than any other age group.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a teen driving accident caused by a careless driver, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, and more.
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