Teen Driver Crashes Into Trees In Erin
Like many states concerned with the number of teen deaths in automobile accidents, New York State has implemented a graduated driver’s license program. This means that before they have full driving privileges, a New York teen must first get a learner’s permit, a junior driver’s license, and at 18 years of age, they can get a full driver’s license. There are different restrictions placed upon the junior driver’s licenses, depending upon which region the driver lives in. However, most regions restrict how many passengers that are not immediate family can be in the vehicle to one person. They also restrict driving at night, though some may only call for a parent or relative over the age of 21 to be in the vehicle.
The Star-Gazette reports that a car accident in Erin has killed a 17-year-old student and injured four other teens.
The one-vehicle crash occurred on Friday evening in the town of Erin.
At about 8:30 p.m. a vehicle was heading westbound on Langdon Hill Road. The driver of the vehicle lost control and veered off the north side of the roadway. The vehicle then slammed into several trees.
A 17-year-old female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. Another female passenger was air-lifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. An 18-year-old male passenger was also air-lifted to a hospital for treatment.
The driver of the vehicle, only identified as a 17-year-old female, and another 17-year-old female passenger were transported to the hospital by ambulance.
The accident is still under investigation.