Teens Killed When Porsche Knocked Off Of Overpass Onto Train Tracks
Getting a driver’s license is a right of passage that many teenagers look forward to and many parents dread. Parents are quite right to have concerns; 3,255 young drivers aged 15 to 19 were involved in fatal crashes in 2017. Due to lack of experience and an increased incidence of risk taking, teens are more likely than adults to be in a fatal crash. Because of this, all 50 states now have three-step graduated driver’s licenses. This can reduce the risk of a crash by up to 50%. Seat belt use is also lowest among teen drivers, which accounts for many of the injuries and fatalities.
Fox News reports that New York teenagers were killed when a Porsche fell off an overpass and crashed onto the train tracks below.
17-year-old Aisha Radoncic was driving a 2017 Porsche Macan in Pearl Town, a town in Rockland County. It is about 30 miles north of New York City.
She hit a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. The impact caused the car to careen off of the overpass. It crashed onto the NJ Transit train tracks below.
15-year-old Saniha Cekic and 17-year-old Altin Nezaj were passengers inside the Porsche. They were transported to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead. Radoncic suffered from serious injuries and was hospitalized.
The people in the Jetta were not injured.
A witness described hearing a boom and then saw the fire at the scene of the accident. She heard a woman screaming for help, but was unable to pull her from the vehicle.