No parent wants to consider that their child may be in a car accident, but most drivers will at some point be involved in a collision. For teens, being in a crash is especially traumatizing. They may not have the experience to know how to deal with such a situation. Some teen drivers worry about getting “in trouble” or end up getting blamed for causing an accident that wasn’t their fault.
A serious injury or trauma sustained in a car accident can affect the trajectory of a teen’s life. A serious injury can impact future earnings and mobility. The upset of a serious crash can lead to depression and can affect school performance and mental health.