A 17-year-old high school student is dead following a traffic wreck in North Carolina. The girl was involved in an accident with a box truck. The fatal truck accident reportedly had a profound impact on her classmates, prompting school administrators to send crisis teams consisting of social workers, counselors and psychologists to the school to help the students cope with the victim's death.
Getting a driver's license is a big step for many people. Parents often fear it and teenagers await the day in eager anticipation. While many have blamed teens for poor driving based on their lack of experience and tendency toward distracted driving, new research performed in part by the University of North Carolina shows that fatal crashes involving brand-new drivers are dropping.