A University of Central Florida student was killed in a head-on car accident on her 21st birthday in Orlando on Sunday, December 20, according to a report on WFTV-TV.
The young woman was on the wrong side of Vineland Road when she struck another car head-on about 3:15 a.m. near a Florida Turnpike overpass. According to her Facebook page, she was studying hospitality and tourism at UCF.There is no word in this story where she was going or where she had come from, but police report she was not wearing a seat belt. The man in the other vehicle was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.
Her friends said there were many people who loved her and they will have a party in her honor. Our condolences are extended to the family and friends of this young woman.
Young Adult Driver Accidents Statistics
The story does not say whether a blood alcohol test was taken at the scene.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, young drivers in the 20-to-24 age group had the highest number of fatal crashes in 2008 (2,788). When it came to alcohol consumption, 21-year-old drivers had the highest rate in all crashes (23.13) while 23-year-olds had the highest rate in fatal crashes (1.16).
Drunk driving accidents are some of the most devastating occurrences, especially since they could have been prevented. Far too many people are seriously injured or killed because of a driver was operating a vehicle while under the influences of alcohol. As Orlando drunk driving accident attorneys, we know all too well how tragic these accidents are. Do your part, don’t drive drunk or let anyone you know do so.