According to Suffolk County police, a deadly car crash occurred on May 20, just before 9:00 p.m. The driver lost control of his 1995 Mitsubishi and crashed into a tree on North Street, near the South street intersection in Manorville, Long Island.
The NY Post reported that 17-year passenger old Isaiah Perez, who was sitting beside the driver in the front seat, was rushed to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where doctors pronounced his death. The driver, Edenilson Trejo, 17 and his backseat passenger Tyrese Rammer, also 17, were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. Their medical conditions were serious. Police authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.
Car Crash Risks for Teenage Drivers
- Teenage drivers are more at risk for injury and death in car crashes than any other age group. Here are the facts that show how great the risk is:
- About 33 percent of 2010 deaths in the age group of 13—19 were due to motor vehicle crashes.
- The age with the highest crash rate is 16.
- An estimated 56 percent of teenagers admit they talk on the phone while driving.
- Each additional passenger added to a car with a teenage driver increases the death rate for a 16 and 17-year old driver.
- More than 40 out of 100 teen deaths occur between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
- Twenty percent of 16-year old drivers are involved an accident during their first year of driving.
DoSomething.org provided the above statistics. It is a global movement to make positive change in teens’ lives. They address serious issues that teenagers face all over the world and organize campaigns. Examples include campaigns to socialize teenagers living in isolation, to reduce bullying and to provide clothing for youth living in homeless shelters. Reducing driving risks for teenagers is also one of their major focuses.
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