Missouri Front Impact Car Accident Kills Teen, Injures Three
One Carrollton teen was killed in a Missouri double head on collision in Carroll County, Missouri. Three other teens were seriously injured.
The accident occurred when two vehicles crossed the centerline of CR 281. A 2003 Mitsubishi and a 2000 Ford struck each other head-on. Quentin J. Simmons, the 18 year old driver of the Ford, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Three other Carrollton teens suffered personal injury in the accident. Logan W. Frank, 18, was the driver of Mitsubishi. Two of Simmons’ occupants – Jessica N. Hendrix, 17, and Brianna S. Millard, 15 – were seriously injured as well. Frank, Hendrix, and Millard were transported by Carroll County EMS to the Carroll County Memorial Hospital.
Car crashes involving teen drivers are the top killer of teenagers in the United States. Car crashes account for the deaths of thousands of American teens each year. The Center for Disease Control estates that more than 350,000 teens are injured in motor vehicle crashes in a single year. Teenaged drivers are four times more likely to crash than older drivers.
Parents with teenaged children often worry about Missouri teen car accidents. One way that parents can prevent Missouri teen car accidents is by instilling a curfew. Studies show that more than 40% of fatal teen crashes occur between the hours of nine p.m. and six a.m.
Parents can also respect the restrictions imposed on teen drivers who have recently obtained a learners permit or driver’s license. Graduated driver’s license programs are designed to empower teens to learn how to drive while protecting teens from dangerous influences. In many states, teen drivers who have recently obtained a driver’s license cannot have teen passengers. The restrictions on passengers for teen drivers follows studies that show that teens are more likely to crash their vehicles with passengers in the car than when driving alone.