The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a tragic accident that left three teenagers dead and one injured. Four teens were involved in an accident after leaving the Meadowcreek High School football game last Friday. The accident occurred at about 10:15 p.m. on Steve Reynolds Boulevard near the high school.
The Toyota 4-Runner being driven by one of the teens approached a vehicle driving more slowly and reportedly swerved to avoid a collision. The vehicle then left the road and traveled down an embankment.
The driver of the Toyota, 18-year-old Brandon Martinez along with 18-year-old Nelson Umanzor and 16-year-old Naseer Alwakeel were all killed. 17-year-old Mesiah Allen was critically injured.
Speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the accident.
All three students were very involved in the school. Meadowcreek High School issued a statement advising that they would have grief counselors on hand to help students cope with the loss.
The freedom that comes with getting a driver’s license is a teenage milestone. However, teens are one of the most at-risk population of drivers for having an accident. Among 13-to-19-year-olds, 33% of deaths among this age groups occurred in motor vehicle accidents. 16-year-olds have the highest crash rates among all drivers of any other age. According to statistics, death rates among 16 and 17-year-old drivers increased with each additional passenger.
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