Five Ohio teenagers were injured when they were involved in a one-vehicle accident. One of the passengers in the front seat lit the driver's armpit hair on fire causing him to loss control of the SUV. None of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts and two were ejected from the SUV. The driver has been cited for speeding and inattentive driving while the passenger was cited for inferring with the driver's safety.
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety wants to increase the age of when a person can receive their driver's license. Their researchers believe that raising the age can save many lives. Their evidence includes statistics comparing the United States and other countries that have higher licensing ages. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of teenage deaths in the United States.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have spent thousands of hours gathering evidence, speaking to insurance companies, and recovering compensation. Our attorneys have years of experience fighting for our client's rights. Distracted drivers cause thousands of accidents each year and should be held accountable for their reckless behavior. Contact us for a free no-obligation consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.
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