On Monday afternoon, a West Henderson High School student was killed in a wreck on Christ School Road. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 1:40 p.m. Very few details about the fatal wreck have been released, but initial reports indicate that 17-year-old Alexis Moffitt lost control of her Honda Civic. The vehicle crossed the centerline of the road and crashed into a truck. Moffitt was pronounced dead on the scene, and the driver in the other vehicle was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries.

NHTSA on Teen Driver Safety

This devastating wreck comes right after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 21-27, 2018). Since motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for teens, the NHTSA hopes to raise awareness about the dangers facing teens on roadways across the nation. According to the NHTSA, there were 1,972 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015. Additionally, an estimated 99,000 teen passenger vehicle drivers were injured in motor vehicle crashes that year.

Teen Driving Rules For The Road

During National Teen Driver Safety Week, the NHTSA publicized their Rules for the Road for teen drivers. These focus on the five most dangerous issues facing teens behind the wheel. In addition to driver inexperience, a variety of risk factors can exponentially increase the likelihood of a teen driver getting into an injury causing or potentially fatal crash. Listed below are the NHTSA’s Five Teen Driving Safety Rules.

Five Teen Driving Safety Rules

No alcohol ever.

Always buckle up for every trip.

No distracted or drowsy driving.

No speeding.

No extra passengers.

Car Accidents Involving Teen Drivers in Asheville

Few things are more devastating than a fatal crash involving a young person. Teens are encouraged to exercise safe driving habits behind the wheel, and after any type of injury accident, it’s a good idea to speak with a skilled personal injury lawyer. The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. sends their deepest condolences to Alexis Moffitt’s family members, friends and classmates.