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The majority of teenagers view driving as a fun and liberating activity. While this may be true in part, teens may become so enamored with freedom that they often neglect the responsibilities, as well as overlook the risks, that come with driving on their own. To ensure a teen practices safe driving, it is essential for parents to explain the potential threats in and around the car, as well as how to avoid them.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics indicate that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teens in the United States. In light of these statistics, it is clear teens need assistance and guidance to become more responsible drivers, particularly in learning how to avoid accidents and stay safe behind the wheel. Consequently, parents who fail to make sure their teens drive responsibly can be considered negligent as well. 

Parental Influence on Teen Driving

Identifying good and bad driving maneuvers may facilitate teen driver education and help them to improve their driving abilities. In this way, teenagers who engage in risky driving behaviors can learn from their mistakes and reduce the likelihood of contributing to a car accident. During the early stages of learning, an adult or parental guardian should provide such guidance. Adult supervision is no longer required once teens attain their licenses; however, studies suggest continued adult supervision and instruction, even after a teen obtains their license, can significantly reduce the rates of teen driving accidents.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles requires parents to sign a consent form before their child may drive if the child is 18 years or younger. Therefore, they are responsible for any accidents caused by their teens. This concept is known as parental liability. Furthermore, parents who lend their vehicles to teenagers may also be liable as vicarious agents. When another person drives a car that causes an accident, the owner is liable by vicarious liability. Additionally, parents may be held liable when their teens are involved in accidents involving alcohol or drugs.

University of Iowa Study Brings Astonishing Results

University of Iowa researchers found adults who monitor their teen drivers’ behavior and engage in conversations about safe driving with their teens could reduce the risk of a crash. Specifically, the study revealed almost 80 percent of driving accidents are prevented when parents talk to their children about how to drive safely.

This study analyzed in-vehicle video monitoring systems that analyzed the vehicle’s speed, the direction it moved, its G-force, and a number of other factors that are relevant to a teen’s driving safety. Parents were immediately notified if their teenager drove faster than they should, braked suddenly, swerved unsafely, or otherwise exceeded a safety threshold.

Study Highlights 

The study examined 150 families with recently licensed teen drivers over a three-year period. Video surveillance and tracking systems were installed in all vehicles. After that, the parents were divided into three groups. One group was alerted when their teens were driving dangerously, another group did not receive notification, and the last group received notification and provided guidance on how to discuss safe driving with their child.

Compared to the other two groups, the third group (those who received notifications and instructions) saw 80% fewer unsafe driving incidents, and the second group that received only notifications about the problem and was not told how to minimize it saw 65% fewer accidents. The study concluded parents should be more involved in helping teens drive safely.

Experienced Teen Driving Car Accident Attorneys in California 

A car accident involving a teenage driver may cause you or a loved one serious injury. The legal team at the Younglove Law Group is here to help and will work diligently to ensure you obtain meaningful compensation. If your teen was in a car accident, you may need help negotiating a settlement to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic damages. In other cases, you may be eligible for compensation if you were struck by a teen driver. An experienced California personal injury lawyer can take the case to court to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. 

Call (844) 810-1800 or complete our contact form for a free consultation.  

June 3, 2021 – Huntington Beach, California: An alleged DUI driver killed bicyclist John Crouch, a 68-year-old male, in Huntington Beach at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and First Street on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The DUI driver was traveling in a 2007 silver Toyota Yaris.

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Huntington Beach Police responded to the scene shortly after the collision around 1:30 p.m. After the incident, the driver of the 2007 silver Toyota Yaris, a Bloomington resident, remained at the scene to cooperate with Huntington Beach Police officers.

The 68-year-old male Huntington Beach bicyclist, John Crouch, was transported via ambulance to the hospital after the collision. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. 

The alleged DUI driver who killed bicyclist John Crouch was subsequently arrested following the collision for suspicion of driving under the influence. At this time, Huntington Beach Police have not released the name of the driver of the 2007 silver Toyota Yaris.

If you or a loved one were involved in this accident or one similar to it, we know what it takes to help win your case. We understand each case is different and deserves individualized attention. We have seen the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on a person’s life. The road to recovery and obtaining compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our California wrongful death attorneys and car accident attorneys are here to help.

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Source: https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2021-05-28/huntington-beach-bicyclist-killed-in-collision

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June 2, 2021 – Long Beach, California: Pierrette Denise Gill was killed in an accident while crossing Artesia Boulevard near a crosswalk at the intersection with Orange Avenue in Long Beach last Wednesday around 9:15 pm. She was 52 years-old.

Police investigated the incident and believe she was crossing against a red traffic control signal as well as a pedestrian sign stating “Don’t Walk” when she was struck by a BMW 528i that was traveling westbound. The name of the driver of the BMW has not been released by police.

Pierrette Denise Gill was sadly killed in the accident. After the collision, she was taken to a nearby hospital where she tragically succumbed to her injuries.

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Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with those involved in this incident and their families. We understand the impact losing a loved one in a severe car accident can have on your life. Our team of attorneys is compassionate and knows how to handle the legal and financial aspects of your loss, so you can focus on coping with it. Our experienced team of Newport Beach wrongful death attorneys are here to help you seek justice and compensation.

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Source: https://heysocal.com/2021/06/01/woman-killed-by-car-in-long-beach-has-been-identified/

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June 1, 2021 – Carmel Valley, California: A wrong way driver killed a woman on the I-5 Tuesday morning in Carmel Valley. The woman’s name has not been released, but she is believed to have been 52 years-old and traveling as a passenger in a Honda.

The collision was head-on and happened on the southbound I-5 near the transition ramp to State Route 56. According to the California Highway Patrol, the wrong way driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes in a Dodge Magnum.

A subsequent collision occurred when the 32-year-old driver of a Ford pickup truck collided into the then-stopped Dodge Magnum.

The 52-year-old woman tragically succumbed to her injuries. The driver of her vehicle and another passenger are believed to have suffered severe injuries as well as the drivers of the other 2 vehicles that were involved.

Why the wrong way driver that killed the woman on the I-5 in the Dodge Magnum was traveling the wrong direction remains under investigation. If you have information about this incident, please contact the California Highway Patrol’s San Diego SIU at 858-293-6000.

If you or a family member were involved in this incident and would like more information, please click here for help requesting the police report. Our team of attorneys is here to help you during this trying time. We help people who have had their lives upended by an accident every day. We have seen the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on a person’s life. The road to recovery and obtaining compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our California wrongful death and car accident attorneys are here to help.

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Source: https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/deadly-wrong-way-collision-on-i-5-snarls-traffic-in-carmel-valley/2619104/

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May 27, 2021 – Hesperia, California: 2 people were airlifted from a crash on Highway 138 on Wednesday around 3:21 pm. The accident happened around 1 mile from the 15 freeway on the Hesperia side of the highway.

The incident is still under investigation, but it is believed the driver of a black SUV was rounding a sharp curve in the road when the vehicle rolled several times. This is reportedly a portion of the road known by locals to be dangerous.

When the SUV came to rest, both occupants were trapped inside the vehicle. Once they were extricated from the SUV, the 2 people were airlifted from the crash on Highway 138 in 2 separate helicopters which took them to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for emergency medical treatment.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.

Our condolences and sympathies are with those involved in this incident and their families. It is vital that you obtain the best legal representation when you are involved in an accident. We understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and recovering compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our Newport Beach car accident attorneys are here to help you seek justice and compensation.

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Source: https://www.vvng.com/2-helicopters-land-on-highway-138-to-airlift-crash-victims/

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May 26, 2021 – Modesto, California: An 18-month-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident by Santiago Martinez in Modesto on Friday, May 21, 2021, according to California Highway Patrol. The fatal incident occurred on Glenn Avenue near Ustick Road around approximately 5 pm.

California Highway Patrol believes a Toyota sedan was traveling westbound on Glenn Avenue when the 18-month-old boy walked onto the road before being impacted by the sedan. The driver of the Toyota sedan has been identified as 21-year-old Santiago Martinez by investigators who allege he continued driving after hitting the 18-month-old boy.

After the incident, witnesses followed the Toyota sedan for approximately a mile and eventually made contact with the driver. The driver of the Toyota sedan then returned to the scene.

The 18-month-old boy was taken to the hospital where he sadly later died from his injuries.

After the 18-month-old boy was killed in the accident, Santiago Martinez was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, according to California Highway Patrol. Neither drugs nor alcohol are currently believed to have been a factor in the crash.

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Source: https://fox40.com/news/local-news/modesto-police-18-month-old-boy-killed-in-hit-and-run/

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May 26, 2021 – Sacramento, California: A North Sacramento car accident killed Ali Shoker Ali and Mohammed Mahir Subhi Al Salih on the evening of May 21, 2021. The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has now identified the two people who the accident killed as 18-year-old Ali Shoker Ali and 19-year-old Mohammed Mahir Subhi Al Salih.

According to California Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Ali Shoker Ali and 19-year-old Mohammed Mahir Subhi Al Salih were rear passengers in a blue Mustang convertible traveling westbound on Striker Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Mustang allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and subsequently struck a Chevrolet Malibu traveling northbound on National Drive. As a result of the collision, the Mustang overturned.

Upon impact, Ali Shoker Ali and Mohammed Mahir Subhi Al Salih were thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. The driver and front passenger of the Mustang were taken to the hospital with significant injuries. The female driver and child passenger of the Chevrolet Malibu are believed to have suffered minor injuries.

Officers are investigating if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the collision.

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If you or a loved one were involved in this accident, or one similar to it, we know what it takes to help win your case. We help people who have had their lives upended by an accident every day. We have seen the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on a person’s life. The road to recovery and obtaining compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our California wrongful death and car accident attorneys are here to help.

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Source: https://fox40.com/news/local-news/2-dead-5-injured-after-high-speed-car-crash-in-north-sacramento/

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May 25, 2021 – Victorville, California: Pedestrian Gerald Coillot was killed Monday night around 11:00 pm when he was struck by a vehicle. When police arrived on scene, he was found lying in the roadway on Seventh Street. He was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.

While the incident remains under investigation, it is believed pedestrian Gerald Coillot was killed while standing in the roadway when a southbound vehicle collided into him. That vehicle’s driver did not flee the scene and provided their account to responding officers.

The collision resulted in the closure of Seventh Street for several hours before it was ultimately reopened early Tuesday morning. The incident remains under investigation.

If you have information that might assist Victorville Police in their investigation, please contact Deputy C. Bennington at 760-241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-956-5001.

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We understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and recovering compensation for your damages is long and complex, especially considering California is a pure comparative negligence jurisdiction. Our Newport Beach wrongful death and car accident attorneys are here to help. We know each claim is unique and deserves not only full attention to detail but also compassion and understanding.

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Source: https://www.vvng.com/pedestrian-killed-monday-night-in-victorville-identified-as-66-year-old-man/

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May 23, 2021 – Reseda, California: A street racing crash killed one and injured five along the 7600 block of Corbin Avenue on Sunday, May 23 around 8 p.m. in Reseda. The crash was caught on a nearby home security camera, showing a fire erupted immediately after. No names regarding those involved have been released.

According to Los Angeles police, a BMW was speeding on Corbin Avenue when the driver lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with another vehicle.

The BMW driver, believed to be a 25 to 30-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene and has not been identified. Another person was trapped inside one of the vehicles and had to be extricated. The extent of the injuries of the other people involved are unknown at this time.

Los Angeles police say the crash was likely caused by street racing which killed one and injured five people. Due to the high rate of speed and subsequent collision, a part of one vehicle’s engine block separated from the vehicle completely and ended up on the street.

Video footage from the nearby home security camera showed a pickup truck alongside three mangled vehicles and another pickup on its two front wheels, backed onto a street pole. There was also debris spread across the street.

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If you or a loved one were involved in this accident, we understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and recovering compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our Newport Beach wrongful death and car accident attorneys are here to help.

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Sources: https://abc7.com/1-killed-in-multi-vehicle-reseda-crash-caught-on-video/10686778/ and https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/05/24/deadly-four-car-crash-in-reseda-near-corbin-avenue/

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May 18, 2021 – Victorville, California: A hit-and-run driver seriously injured a 30-year-old bicyclist after colliding with him on Tuesday morning near Seventh Street and Tatum Road in Victorville, California.

The Sheriff’s Department confirmed the bicyclist was riding across Seventh Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound. The driver of the vehicle, a female, stopped after the collision but fled the scene without providing any identifying information. The bicyclist was still lying in the road when she fled the scene.

The bicyclist was taken via helicopter to the nearest trauma center for emergency medical treatment. His condition remains unknown.

Evidence was collected from the scene. This incident remains under investigation. If you have information about the hit-and-run driver who seriously injured the bicyclist, please call the Victorville Police Department at 760-241-2911.

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We understand the impact being involved in a severe accident can have on your life. The road to recovery and recovering compensation for your damages is long and complex. Our Newport Beach car accident attorneys are here to help. We know each case is unique and deserves our fullest attention. We prioritize communication with our clients, so they understand what is going on in their cases every step of the way.

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Source: https://www.vvng.com/bicyclist-seriously-injured-by-hit-and-run-driver-in-victorville/

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