Teenagers often become involved in accidents for many varying reasons, one being lack of experience and the other being that they tend to be thrill seekers. When thrill seeking is a component, speed is almost inevitably a factor. In once such accident reported by the Gwinnett Daily Post, a teen has been identified in a deadly crash that occurred earlier this week.
The accident happened along Lawrenceville Highway near Tucker on Sunday evening.
Emergency responders including police officers and paramedics responded to reports of a crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of Lawrenceville Highway and Kenvilla Drive.
The police report said that Norcross resident Kiara Oliver, 37, was headed north in the center lane of Lawrenceville Highway and preparing to turn left on Kenvilla Drive. She was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe. 17-year-old Sani Velani approached from the other direction in a 2016 Honda Accord.
Oliver turned into the path of Velani and caused the accident. The Accord spun clockwise and then struck a telephone pole before coming to a stop on the shoulder. The Tahoe rotated counter-clockwise and came to a stop in the southbound lanes of the highway.
Velani died at the scene due to the serious injuries he suffered in the accident. Oliver and Taha Muhammed, who was one of Velani’s passengers were taken to Atlanta Medical Center for treatment. Rutesh Kakadiya and Afaan Asif were taken to Gwinnet Medical Center for treatment. Asif died later at the hospital due to injuries suffered.
Witnesses report that Velani was traveling at a high rate of speed and changed lanes multiple times prior to the accident.
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