Boy Killed in a Driving Lesson Accident, New York Auto Accident Lawyer Comments


A teenager with a new learner’s permit panicked, jumped a curb and slammed into a 9-year-old boy biking on the sidewalk. The boy died soon after the car accident in New York’s Floral Park.

New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the tragic car accident, wondering why a mother would teach a 16-year old to drive in a residential neighborhood.

“There is a lot of responsibility that comes with driving – and teaching teenagers to drive. Inexperienced teen drivers are more likely to make simple mistakes that can lead to both minor and fatal auto accidents,” said Perecman, a New York auto accident lawyer who has been practicing in New York for over 30 years. “As we saw in this sad case, one mistake ended in tragedy.”

Inexperience and panic were cited as the cause of the fatal auto accident. Only two weeks ago, the teen received her learner's permit.

National studies available to New York auto accident lawyers show that inexperience is the most common factor in car accidents involving young drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), people 16-to-20 years old are involved in disproportionately high numbers of fatal vehicular accidents. The auto crash fatality rate is highest for those who are 16 and 17 years old within the first six months after getting their license.

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