Jacksonville Tops List for Fatal Teen Auto Accidents



Parents, talk to your teens about safe driving. I know you’ve already had those conversations, but do it again. As the holidays approach, so does the liklihood that your teen could be involved in a car accident.The Jacksonville Times Union and the Associated Press are reporting that the roads in three Florida metro areas — including Jacksonville — are tops nationwide for fatal car crashes involving teens around the holidays.The Tampa Bay area, Jacksonville and Orlando rank first, second and third in the study by Allstate Insurance Co.

One reason may be that all three of these cities are spread out geographically, meaning that teens do more driving. There is also always an increase in drunk drivng because of the holidays.Allstate’s study reported 29 total fatal crashes in Jacksonville during the past eight holiday seasons. The Tampa and Orlando areas had 59 and 39, respectively, for the same time period.

There have been about 5,000 teen-related traffic accidents nationwide during the last eight holiday seasons, according to the study.It goes without saying that it is better to revent a teenage driving accident that having to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Michael E. Seelie, PA has represented people in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities of Orange Park, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Callahan, Palatka, Fernandina Beach, Gainesville, and Lake City in accident and injury cases since 1978.