Man Struck by Curb-Jumping Teen in Norfolk
A late-night run to McDonald’s turned dangerous in Norfolk early this morning. Sources report a 17-year-old driver struck a pedestrian while attempting to park in the restaurant’s parking lot. The accident, which occurred just after 3:30 AM on June 14, 2017, sent the victim to the hospital. The man sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive. No charges have been filed at this point, but police are continuing to investigate the wreck.
Teen drivers are some of the most dangerous on the road, purely because of their inexperience behind the wheel. Add in a smart phone, a distracting friend or two and a belief they are invincible, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. The late hour of this accident only adds to the level of danger. Limited visibility may have played a role in this incident.
Of course, not all teens are necessarily bad drivers, but most of them are overconfident at the wheel. Work with your teens to help them understand the very real risks they take every time they start their engines.
Virginia’s curfew laws limit the hours when a person under the age of 18 can drive. Technically, this 17-year-old should not have been driving at 3 in the morning, as curfew limits teens from driving between midnight at 4 AM. Emergencies are exceptions to the rule.
Whatever lead to this accident, we can only hope that authorities will fully investigate and bring some justice for the man injured. We send him our best wishes for a full recovery.
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