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Pennsylvania Teen Admits to Drinking Before Fatal Crash

Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 14, 2012 in General

A 16-year-old Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, boy has admitted to drinking two alcoholic beverages at a house party before causing a one-car accident that killed a fellow teen in July.

At a juvenile court hearing in Luzerne County on Wednesday the boy, who faces a maximum punishment of detention until he turns 21, told a judge that he is responsible for the wreck. The Houston Chronicle reports that he was found guilty; his sentence will be determined at a later date.

The accident occurred July 18, 2011, after the driver asked a 16-year-old friend to take a ride with him and together the two left a house party. He later crashed on an isolated road in northeastern Pennsylvania, where his friend was partially ejected from the vehicle and died from multiple traumatic injuries. “It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy when we see the results of young people drinking and driving,” said Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll in an interview with earlier this year.

“We have to hammer home the point that drinking and driving is dangerous and can result in death.” If you have been injured in a car accident or if someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident, the experienced Harrisburg auto accident attorneys at Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers may be able to help you.