Teen Deaths In Car Crashes Rise

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Feb 17, 2012 in Auto Accidents

A recent study done by the Governors Highway Safety Association showed an 11 percent increase in the number of U.S. teens that were killed in car accidents in the first half of 2011. This is the first time in 8 years that teen driving deaths have increased.

HealthDay News reports that overall traffic fatalities were down during the first half of 2011, but deaths for 16- and 17-year-olds rose from 190 to 211. Twenty-three states saw a rise in teen traffic deaths, including Florida.

The author of the report, Allan Williams doesn't want the states to accept these deaths as being unpreventable. He believes that more work should be done to prevent teen driving deaths.

If you have lost a teenager in a car crash due to the negligence of another, you may by eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the car accident attorneys at Phillips Law Group to discuss your legal options. Phillips Law Group offers free and confidential case evaluations to car accident victims and their families.

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