Parents are always worried when their teen begins to drive. In fact, in bad weather conditions, all parents worry no matter how old their children are! The rain combined with falling leaves are a hazard of driving in the Fall months. This could have been the cause of two separate accidents involving teen drivers.
The first took place in ithe Herford section of Baltimore County. It involved a school bus and a teen driver. No one was hurt after a school bus carrying middle students collided with a student’s car Wednesday morning.
Police on the scene told http ABC2News, that a red Chevrolet Cobalt collided with the bus in the 17,000-block of York Road near Hereford High School at around 7:30 a.m. The Chevrolet was supposedly carrying three students on their way to school and the school bus was full of middle school students.
All of the students were all evaluated on the scene, but no injuries were reported. The cause of this crash is under investigation.
The second teen auto accident of the morning happened in Pasadeana, Maryland. Unfortunately, this accident has resulted in a 17-year-old girl is being hospitalized with life threatening injuries. Fire officicals say she crashed her car into a house. The girl was taken to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center.
The crash was reported just after 7:30 a.m. on Mountain Road, just south of Paul Pitcher Memorial Highway in Pasadena. No other vehicles were involved and no one in the house was hurt. Building inspectors were called to investigate the integrity of the home’s structure.
The cause of the crash is under is also under investigation.
No matter how experienced the driver. These two incidents might just be the reminder we all need to drive carefully on the roads.
Here are a few quick reminders of Fall safety driving tips:
- Attempt to stay clear of wet leaves.
- Watch for early morning frost.
- Plan ahead for harsher weather with emergency supplies updated for cooler weather.
- Check your wiper blades and fluids.
- Make sure the tread on your tires are safe and the air pressure is accurate for your make and model.
- Remember to leave the required distance behind all school buses and to stop when their lights are flashing.
- Make sure before you go behind the wheel you are well rested, especially after the clocks spring back!
- Make sure you have sunglasses with you, as Fall weather can be unpredictable.
- When driving in fog, keep your headbeams on low and drive with extra caution.
- Deer hunting season can cause deer to run out into roads unexpectedly, be on the lookout!