Texas State Troopers report 15 year-old driver rolled Dodge pickup on Highway 82. Teen driver attempting to light cigarette rolls truck injuring three youths.
December 30, 2008, Dallas, TX (AmericanInjuryNews.com)–Dallas County pick-up truck rollover lawyers and Enews reporters alert of a recent accident in Southmayd, Texas. Three teens were hospitalized Monday night after their truck rolled over on Highway 82 near Old Southmayd Road. The driver was a 15 year-old girl who was attempting to light a cigarette when she lost control of the truck. Another 15 year-old was thrown 100 feet from the truck and the driver was trapped in the pickup for over an hour. The driver and ejected passenger were airlifted by Lifestar to Methodist Hospital in Dallas. The other teenage passenger was transported to Wilson N. Jones hospital.
Dallas pickup truck wreck attorneys and Enews truck rollover reporters consulted with the U.S. National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) http://nhtsa.gov. According to the NHTSA drivers, ages 15 to 20, are especially vulnerable to death and injury on our nations roadways. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in America. Mile for mile, teenagers are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers. Inexperience and immaturity combined with any of the following are the most common causes of teen crashes leading to injury and death:
-Distracted driving (cell phone use/loud music/smoking/other teen
-Not wearing seat belts
-Drinking and driving
Enews youth driving safety advocates in Texas and Dallas pickup truck wreck attorneys are asking all Texans to be aware of the issues facing young drivers today. Driving is a serious responsibility and the high incidence of injuries and deaths among our young drivers calls for constant education and guidance. Injuries involving pickup truck rollovers and ejections can be serious leading to spinal cord trauma and death. Consulting a Dallas, Texas personal injury law firm with attorneys who specialize in pickup truck wrecks may help you recover.
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