06/18/2013 // 1-800 Car Wreck // 1-800-Car-Wreck // (press release)
A recent fatal car accident involving five high school students from Irvine, California that made national headlines can be viewed as a cautionary tale for teen drivers everywhere. The devastating Memorial Day accident that resulted in the deaths of all five teenagers occurred after their vehicle veered off the road, crashed into a tree, and caught on fire. The 17-year-old driver of the vehicle they were traveling in reportedly did not have a California driver’s license. It is unclear according to reports whether he had a provisional driver’s license.
Teen drivers who are not licensed should not be behind the wheel on the road. In addition, as the Houston car accident lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck note, it is highly important that teen drivers in any state take seriously the requirements of having a provisional license or learner permit if they have not obtained a state issued license. Texas rules require that those with a learner license have an adult with them while driving. Other restrictions also apply including having to comply with the provisions of the Graduated Driver License (GDL) Program.
In the case of the fatal accident involving the Irvine teens, investigations are ongoing into the cause of the accident, but the case provides a good opportunity to reflect on the importance of safe driving. Practicing safe driving habits are important for drivers of any age.
In the event that one becomes injured in an accident, or suffers a wrongful death as a result, it may be necessary to discuss their legal options with a qualified attorney. The Houston injury lawyers of 1-800-Car-Wreck are available for Houston area car wreck victims who have been injured due to the negligence or misconduct of a driver, and need legal support. Individuals in this predicament can call 1-800-Car-Wreck today to arrange for a free consultation about their case.
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