Five teens are dead in Newport Beach, California after they were involved in a car accident that erupted into flames over the holiday weekend. Their names have not been released, but it has been reported that the victims were three girls and two boys. They were riding in an Infiniti and hit a tree that was planted in a divider. The tree split the car in two. It appears that the teens may not have been wearing their seatbelts, as four of them were ejected from the vehicle and the remaining victim was partially ejected. All four of the ejected teens were found dead at the scene. The fifth victim was taken to the hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The speed limit on the particular road they were driving on was 55 miles per hour. It is being reported that the driver of the car was speeding and that speed was a contributing factor to the crash.
Speeding is dangerous in itself, but when mixed with the inexperience that teens posess behind the wheel, it becomes especially risky. As parents, it is important that we constantly remind our teen drivers to practice safe driving habits to prevent accidents like this from happening. Crashes such as these are avoidable. Remind your teen driver that speeding can lead to expensive tickets, high insurance rates and the loss of their license or life.