100 Deadliest Days for Teens Has Already Begun

Memorial Day weekend marked the beginning of the 100 deadliest days for teens. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, more teenagers are killed in traffic accidents than at any other time of the year. And this year, Louisville, Kentucky has already seen one such tragedy.

On May 23rd, a car carrying four teenagers lost control on State Highway 337 in Harrison County, killing the young teen driver, and critically injuring the front seat passenger. The 17-year driver, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead in the operating room of University Hospital in Louisville. Alcohol did not seem to be a factor in the crash.

According to the American Safety Council, eight of the ten deadliest days for teenagers on the roadways occur between Memorial Day and Labor Day. In 2012 alone, more than 1,000 people died in car accidents involving a teenage driver during the summer months. This means an average of 260 teenagers will die each month in car accidents – a 26% increase from other months. The largest proportion of fatal teenager car accidents involves drivers who are 16-17 years old and occur between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and Midnight.

Why are more teens involved in car accidents during the summer? With school out during the summer months, teenagers have more free time to spend with their friends during the evenings. This means more time unsupervised – and this can result in accidents. In addition, teenage drivers are more likely to be in a car with their friends during the summer. According to the National Safety Council, teens are 44% more likely to be involved in a car accident when they have friends in the car with them.

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If you or someone you love is involved in a car accident, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced Louisville car accident lawyer immediately. To learn more about your legal rights, contact experienced Louisville car accident attorney, Kevin Sciantarelli, today for a free consultation. Call 1-855-538-4611 or fill out our online contact form for more information.