Yolo County Teenager Dies in DUI Accident. The Circumstances of Accident, Explains a California Car Accident Attorney, Closely Mirror Teenage Driving Statistics
Last Saturday, at about 2:30 in the morning, an impaired, 19-year-old driver was responsible for a DUI accident that left another 19-year-old dead and 7 others injured. The accident occurred in Yolo County, near Davis. The driver was speeding and lost control of the car, causing it to roll several times. The teenager who died in the accident has been identified as Crystal Marie Rodriguez. The other accident victims, ranging in age from 15 to 20, suffered serious injuries. Authorities arrested the driver, reported the Los Angeles Times.
In the United States, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers, and the risk of being involved in an accident is greatest for teens between the ages of 16 and 19 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Regardless of the level of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), explains a California car accident attorney, the risk of being involved in a DUI accident is greater for teenagers than for any other age group. Moreover, more than half of all DUI accidents resulting in teenage fatalities occurred on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday in 2008.
Teenagers are not only inexperienced drivers, they are also more inclined to take risks, such as speeding, driving recklessly, and using alcohol or drugs. Placing limitations on their driving privileges is an effective method of reducing the risk of an auto accident, such as restricting or limiting nighttime driving and the number of passengers.
The California car accident attorneys at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer their condolences to the family of Crystal Marie Rodriguez. They would also like to wish the accident victims a full recovery from their injuries.
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