A 14-year-old boy is dead after losing control of a pickup truck along Pink Williams Road. According to the Georgia State Patrol car accident report, the minor was driving himself and a passenger in excess of the speed limit when he lost control. The truck flipped over and the driver, who was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle.
The Dahlonega teen was pronounced dead upon arrival at Chestatee Regional Hospital. The 14-year-old passenger was wearing his seat belt and suffered only minor injuries in the car crash.
It’s unclear from the Georgia State Patrol records why a 14-year-old was driving the truck. Police believe that the driver’s father allowed his son to take the truck out for a ride even though the driver didn’t have his license. In Georgia, teens cannot drive alone until age 16 with an intermediate license.
Georgia State Patrol troopers are still investigating the fatal car accident. It’s possible that the father of the driver may face criminal charges for allowing the minor to drive without a license. If you are facing a criminal charge, look to the West Palm Eric Johnson criminal lawyers.
A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reported that Georgia is in the top 10 states with the highest number of fatal car accidents. The CDC said that the top 10 states contribute to half of all the country’s “crash-related death costs,” based on an IBTimes report.