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Three Teenage Passengers Injured in Clayton, NC Car Crash

Consuming alcohol before getting behind the wheel and then speeding is bad, but causing innocent passengers to suffer serious injuries because of those reckless actions is far worse. Unfortunately, that is what appears to have happened in the recent Clayton, North Carolina (NC) car wreck.

Alcohol and excessive speed reportedly played a factor in a car crash that left a 15-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl, and an 18-year-old young man injured. All three were passengers in a car operated by a 17-year-old who is now facing charges of driving while impaired and violating the terms under he held a provisional driver's license.

The accident happened near the intersection of Amelia Church and Corbett roads. The car reportedly left the road.

I get so frustrated reading about these types of car wrecks because they are preventable. If only the driver had exercised more caution and not decided to drive after drinking. The driver's actions in this accident are especially egregious since he was speeding while impaired and had innocent passengers in the vehicle with him.

Hopefully, the three teenagers will be able to recover from this terrible Clayton car wreck, but many car crash victims require weeks, moths, or even years to fully recuperate from an accident. The parents of the teenagers should consult with a personal injury attorney in North Carolina to discuss their legal options. When an accident results from a driver's reckless or wanton conduct, courts allow plaintiffs to pursue punitive damages in addition to the usual damages for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering associated with the accident.

To learn more, take a look at this free consumer guide about Carolina car accidents.

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