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The Joy of Skipping School Resulted in a Fatal Joy Ride

Every year thousands of teens die in traffic accidents—often as a result of the teenage driver’s excessive speed, lack of experience, or inattention.

Five high school students who cut class one afternoon last month were in a crash that killed two and left three others seriously injured.

The crash happened just before the end of the school day when a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer left the road and rolled before coming to rest in a field. Three passengers riding in the rear seat were ejected from the vehicle; all were seriously injured. Police said excessive speed likely caused the driver to lose control, before the car flipped several times. The crash is still under investigation.

One teen suffered broken bones, a cracked spine and two collapsed lungs, but her family said she is expected to recover. Her grandmother credits the seatbelt for saving the girl’s life; others were not wearing seatbelts. The mother of an injured 18-year-old said her son is in critical condition after being ejected from the vehicle. He suffered massive internal bleeding and has already gone through two thoracic surgeries. He will face a long road to recovery.

Two families have lost their teens; three others suffered serious injuries. Irrelevant of the cause(s) of this fatal accident, times like this are always difficult physically and emotionally. The last thing these families need at a time like this is to be faced with legal and financial issues, but it is important to contact an experienced auto accident attorney to understand their rights.

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