Early Saturday morning, a 15-year-old Wellington High School sophomore was killed in a car crash after the teen hit a bump and lost control of the vehicle, a 2006 Nisson 350. Records show the boy was not wearing a seatbelt and was driving without a license.
Florida laws require drivers with learner’s permits to have a passenger who is at least 21 or older at all times. The law also prohibits those with a learner’s permit Palm Beach County Teen Dies in Car Crash from driving after 10pm. The teen was reportedly violating both laws when the car accident occurred.
His passenger, a 16-year-old Wellington boy, was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the auto accident and was able to walk away from the crash with only minor injuries. Authorities are still investigating the fatal motor vehicle accident, but they say alcohol did not appear to be a factor.
Source: Wellington teen who died in early-morning crash was violating learners-permit restrictions, Palm Beach Post, November 7, 2009
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