A 16-year-old girl was killed late Tuesday night after the vehicle she was driving slammed into a tree, then flipped over on Brush Run Road a few miles east of the West Virginia state line. Four other people were seriously hurt in the crash. All five were from Washington, Pa., and range from 15 – 21-years-old. Two people were taken by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian, a third was taken to Washington Hospital.
My parents refused to let me get my driver’s license when I was 16 because I was too immature. They let the other kids get them at 16.
Their judgement probably saved my life I was so out of control as a teen. Thanks, mom and dad. I wish more parents realized their kids are just too immature, reckless, and irresponsible to be behind the wheel of a couple ton guided missile. We’d read far fewer of these stories.
When I was a volunteer fireman, the worst part of these accidents was going from the chaos of the trapped accident victims screaming to the total silence (comparatively) when you stand there hosing the blood and glass and car shrapnel off the road into a ditch. I still have nightmares about the night the guys in a camaro hit a tree head on and the two back passengers had their legs broken in multiple places as they slid up underneath the front seat on impact, and we had to sit there and listen to them scream as we cut them out.
Don’t drink and drive people. Ever.