In September, a Durham high school student was killed when the car he was driving crossed the centerline on Highway 55 and struck an oncoming vehicle. The force of the crash sent both cars down an embankment. It is unknown why the 16-year-old driver, Tyreic Elyja Hemphill, crossed the median, but speed and alcohol are not considered contributing factors. The 36-year-old driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Mr. Hemphill was a popular, college-bound senior at Jordan High School. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death of teens between 14 and 18 years of age. While Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) helps new drivers acclimate to the driving experience, the NHTSA reminds parents that safety begins at home.
Consider these points:
Navigating the high school years and young adulthood is hard enough. Help young drivers know the limits and learn good lifetime driving habits. In 2011 in the United States, more than 2,000 teen drivers died in accidents. Even one fatality caused by distraction or an unbuckled seatbelt is too many.
“She was very professional, kept me completely involved and updated with everything. Awesome job done.”
“Maria stayed on top of everything with updates, etc.”
“Very good communication throughout my case. Brenda paid great attention to my case and kept me up to date.”
“Both attorneys involved were very informative and walked me through my case every setp of the way. They answered any questions and concerns I had whenever they cam up. I was very nervous and skeptical at the beginning but that quickly changed.”
Please fill out form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.
Use the map below to find the location closest to you