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Two Teenagers Injured in Speed-Related Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

Two teenagers from Beaver, Oklahoma were injured in an accident over the weekend.

Details about the Accident Involving the Teenagers

The Leader and Times is reporting that two teenagers from Beaver, Oklahoma, were transported to a hospital in Amarillo after they were involved in an accident that happened early Saturday morning in Beaver County, Oklahoma.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident happened just before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, and involved a 1999 Ford pickup truck that was heading west on Beaver County Road 10 at a high rate of speed, when the driver of the vehicle lost control and rolled the truck at least three and a half times.

The driver and the passenger in the truck, a 17 and 15-year-old female, were both transported by Beaver EMS to the Beaver County Hospital. The two girls were later transported via helicopter to a hospital in Amarillo.

Important Information about Teenage Driver Accidents

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of teenagers involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 2,163 teenagers in the United States, ages 16-19, who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Another 243,243 teenagers were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
  • The risk of being in a motor vehicle accident is the highest among 16-19 year old in the United States. 

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