A teen has been killed and another hospitalized after a car accident Sunday morning in East Harris County in Channelview. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Sunday morning when a Honda Civic was speeding on Woodforest Boulevard. The vehicle struck a curb and lost control near Canna Street sending the car through a stop sign. It came to a stop after it impacted with a tree. The driver of the Civic, a 19-year-old, was transported to Ben Taub Hospital. Their current condition is unknown. The 18-year-old passenger who was also in the vehicle died at the scene of the crash. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation and the names of the victims have not been released. When it comes to safe driving, sometimes age and experience can make a real difference. Teen drivers have higher insurance premiums for many reasons and the potential of reckless driving is just one of these. Teens tend to be driven by impulse in traffic situations, whereas an older, more experienced driver would have handled their vehicle in a completely different way than a younger driver would. Teen drivers are also far more prone to be distracted by digital music players, cell phones, and even video games. They are also far more likely to be talking on a cellphone or sending text messages while they are in a moving vehicle. In legal cases, obtaining phone records in order to determine whether or not a driver was distracted is a very simple matter. Our attorneys have years of experience in teen driver accidents. We know how the age and experience of a driver involved in an accident. We also know that in spite of this, it is important to remember that not all teen drivers are reckless while driving. Sometimes they can be the innocent victim in accidents as well. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, having a personal injury attorney on your side is essential. Your lawyer can make the difference in the type of insurance settlement you receive and how quickly your case is settles. Accidents involving personal injury often have high medical costs, including rehabilitative care, a potential loss of work while you recover, pain and suffering. Call our offices; discuss your case with our attorneys. We can help you get compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering as well as legal challenges with regard to citations and insurance. We have years of experience and have successfully represented our clients in the Texas courts. Your initial consultation with our offices is confidential and without charge or obligation to you.