When teens drive, there is always a risk that they’ll end up in a collision. They’re still learning to drive, and they could make mistakes that lead to a crash. Simple mistakes like turning the wheel too far or looking away from the road could be enough to cause issues. Sadly, that’s what happened in this case in California, and it had a tragic outcome.
In the story out of Hollywood, a North Hollywood teen was killed when the vehicle he was in crashed into a concrete wall on the 110 Freeway. According to the news, at least three people were injured in the collision involving four vehicles.
The crash took place at around 9:00 p.m., the April 7 report states, as the driver of a Ford Edge suddenly made an unsafe turning movement and lost control of their vehicle. The driver ended up colliding with the right concrete wall, which then caused a chain-reaction crash. The other three cars were soon impacted.
The man driving the Versa, a 59-year-old, suffered minor injuries. The 18-year-old driver of the Edge and an 18-year-old female passenger in the same vehicle also were hurt. Sadly, the 16-year-old male passenger of the Edge was killed. The authorities reported that they didn’t believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision.
In incidents like this, it’s important to find out what the cause of the collision was. The driver of the vehicle could face wrongful death or personal injury claims from those who were hurt, but if there was a motor vehicle defect to blame, then that might be something to look into as well.