Teen pleads guilty after North Carolina car accident claims life of friend

A 17-year-old Raleigh teenager has agreed to plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the wake of a North Carolina car accident that claimed the life of a friend, ABC News reported.

Our North Carolina injury lawyers continue to report the dangers our teenagers face while behind the wheel. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers ages 15 to 20, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2008, a total of 2,739 teen drivers were killed in car accidents nationwide.

North Carolina car accidents involving teenagers claimed 250 lives, while South Carolina car accidents involving young drivers killed 141 motorists. Our North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog has published a number of resources for parents who wish to speak with their teenagers about the risks they face on the road.

In this case, the North Carolina Highway Patrol reports the young driver was traveling 85 to 90 mph when he lost control of a 1996 Chevy Camaro on Puryear Road near the intersection of Marks Creek. The accident killed a 16-year-old passenger. The teens were on lunch break from East Wake High School at the time of the crash.

A judge sentenced the teenager to 10 days in jail and three years of probation.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, contact the Carolina injury lawyers at Lee & Smith today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your rights. Call 800-887-1965.

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