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Five New York teens dead in possible street racing incident

Car accidents are a tragedy in our society that can oftentimes strike innocent people without any notice. Most accidents involve negligence of some kind, but for many two car accidents, one of the drivers was obeying all the rules of the road and just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This is not always the case, however, as some people invite tragedy. It cannot be stressed enough how cautious people should be around automobiles.

Unfortunately, some people make foolish decisions if they are pressured. A car accident that happened recently in Long Island, New York, happened after the driver was allegedly peer pressured into a street race, despite claiming that he didn’t want to do it. Investigations are pending to see if alcohol was involved in the accident, but regardless of the influences, the result was five dead teenagers when a Nissan collided with an SUV. Reports are varied, and the circumstances surrounding the accident aren’t clear, but if street racing was the instigator in the accident, it shows just how dangerous reckless driving can be.

City driving is hectic and dangerous enough without people being pressured into making dangerous decisions like street racing. No amount of fun is worth the catastrophic ending that could await, and even if racers manage to escape with their lives, their cars could easily sustain serious damages.

Of course the last thing that grieving family members should have to worry about is controversy surrounding alleged street racing or any such dangerous activities. The focus should be placed on mourning. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, legal assistance can help you manage the logistics of a tragic accident so that you can focus on recovering.

Source: Daily News, “Drag racing was factor in deadly Long Island car crash that killed 5 teens; source,” Caitlin Nolan, Corky Siemaszko, May 12, 2014