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Teen Speeds over 100 MPH

speedometerA 19 year-old driver had to be rescued after crashing his car into an embankment on Fallbrook near Jones Road early Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m.. According to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, the young man was travelling westbound at speeds in excess of 100 miles an hour and hit several curbs and a median. The driver then slammed into a box truck which caused him to go off an embankment, landing on a tree and narrowly missing going into a nearby retention pond. When the driver was rescued and asked what happened, he said that he didn’t remember, having blacked out shortly after he started rolling. According to Harris County deputies, the teen driver was transported by Life Flight to Ben Taub Hospital, undergoing surgery after the accident. Fortunately no one else was hurt in the accident. According to Harris County deputies, drugs and alcohol played no part in the crash however the teen faces several citations after the accident. In cases involving negligence behind the wheel, 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. They can be driven by impulse in traffic situations where an older more experienced driver would react in a completely different way. Teen drivers are also far more prone to be distracted by digital music players, cellphones, and even video games. Young drivers are far more prone to be talking on a cellphone or sending text messages. In legal cases, obtaining phone records to determine whether or not a driver was distracted is a very simple matter. If you or a loved one has been hit by a teen driver, our lawyers can help. 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. Call our offices and 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. Call us today.

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