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At about 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 18, 2014, two female passengers were killed in a car crash involving an unlicensed teen driver in Ontario, reported the Los Angeles Times. While traveling at a high rate of speed near South Grove Avenue and East Airport Drive, the 16-year-old male driver lost control, causing the car to jump the center median, slam into a wall, and flip before crashing into a traffic pole. Emergency responders transported the driver and a male passenger to an area hospital to receive treatment for non-life-threatening trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.

Car Crash-The Leading Cause of Teen Driver & Passenger Death

Motor vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the Unites States, claiming the lives of seven teens aged 16 to 19 every day in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That year, car crashes killed 2,700 teens and injured another 282,000. In Ontario, 15 of the 808 crashes that resulted in injury or death involved drivers under the age of 21. Compared to 54 other cities with similarly sized populations, Ontario ranked the 9th worst.

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Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer for many of us. For teens, it’s one of the last few weekends before the school year ends and a few months of trips to the movies, amusement parks, and the beach begin. With our kids spending more time on the roads, it’s important to talk to them about safe driving. Few in Orange County can forget the tragic accident that claimed the lives of five teenagers last Memorial Day.

On that clear, sunny afternoon, a 17-year-old driver lost control of an Infiniti while speeding southbound on Jamboree Road in Newport Beach. The vehicle swerved across three lanes, crashed into the curb of the median and two pine trees, the impact sending it 10 feet into the air before it landed on the northbound side. The car was sheered in two, with each end facing in a different direction and the engine on fire. All five teenagers inside lost their lives.

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