Speeding Teenager Crashed Into Pole, Dies
When you’re in a hurry, you may see speed limits as an inconvenience. Why not push it by just a few miles per hour, you think? Maybe just five or ten?
But we all know these speed limits have been put in place to protect us. They are set because experts have discerned that a higher speed would be significantly more dangerous, either for those on the road or nearby pedestrians.
Take the example of this 17-year-old Texan that lost control of his Chevy Tahoe, crashing into a large power pole.
Police were called out to the Lewisville/Flower Mound city line last Tuesday at around 9:55 p.m. Even though the major crash involved only one vehicle, the teenaged driver lost his life in the event. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police believe he was traveling westbound on Bellaire Boulevard, and, apparently due to excessive speed, he lost control of his white Tahoe, colliding with the power pole. No one else was in the vehicle, so only the driver lost his life.
In this case, no one else was injured. But the property damaged was significant. Thankfully, no power was lost in the area, police believe.
But a life was still lost!
The lesson is clear. We should respect the speed laws. By doing this, we can save our life and the life of others.