Many things can go wrong when an unlicensed driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle. When that driver is an inexperienced teen, the situation for other drivers on the road can be very dangerous. A recent accident that involved not one, but two, unlicensed drivers left a woman with critical injuries. This accident had many factors that may have contributed to the severity of the woman’s injuries.
Causes of the accident
Both the 14-year-old male driver and the injured woman in the other vehicle were driving without licenses. The teen was using his mom’s car to drive to work early one morning. Conditions in the area were foggy, and the teen was driving at a speed of over 90 miles per hour, significantly higher than the posted speed limit. The injured woman was making an illegal U-turn in her pickup truck when she was struck by the car the boy was driving.
The female driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from her vehicle. The force of the collision caused the bed of the woman’s pickup to fly off into a nearby yard along with tools and debris from the truck bed. Fortunately, no innocent bystanders were injured. The circumstances surrounding this crash are complicated, and the authorities will have to determine who was at fault and whether anyone will be charged with a crime related to the accident.
Legal liability for car crashes
When someone doesn’t follow the laws of the road, and when they drive negligently, they can be held liable for injuries to others in a collision. Car accident victims can suffer severe injuries that may lead to expensive medical bills and other costs. Oklahoma car crash victims can speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to see if they may have a case against the driver who caused the accident.