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Unlicensed driver causes accident in Pennsylvania

Before a person gets behind the wheel of a car in Pennsylvania there are requirements. People need to go through training and receive a license in order to make sure those around them are safe. People also need to be committed to giving driving the attention it deserves by staying away from distractions and other dangerous behavior. Finally, people need to be willing to follow traffic laws that are in place to limit the possibility of a car accident.

When people fail to follow these simple requirements, serious damage can occur. Even at low speeds, car crashes can lead to serious injuries to those involved. Often times, car accidents are caused by a negligent driver that has failed to follow one of the basic driving rules.

In a recent accident, a Pennsylvania teenager caused an accident that injured several people. According to reports, this driver did not have a driver's license at the time of the accident. Police claim that the driver lost control over the car and drove across the center median. As a result, the driver hit two cars that had been traveling on the other side of the road. One of the cars that the driver hit, then rear-ended another car.

In the accident, the three other drivers and the passenger in the teenager's car were taken to local hospital for treatment. The teenager driver was also taken to a hospital. The driver has been charged with several crimes including driving without a license, reckless driving, unreasonable speed and failing to remain in a single lane.

In addition to criminal charges, negligent drivers that cause serious car accidents may also be held liable in civil court for damage they cause. Car accident victims can bring personal injury suits that help to cover expenses that arise from the accident including medical expenses, lost wages and other costs.

Source: The News Journal, "5 hurt in 4-car Hockessin crash," Terri Sanginiti, Feb. 24, 2014

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