California Autos Examiner

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Two Bay Area Teens Killed in High-Speed Crash

I have to wonder what teenagers are doing behind the wheel of a Corvette, but regardless of how they got there the results were tragic. Clark Wright, 18, and Sarah Streicher, 17, were pronounced dead at the scene after their 1997 Corvette jumped the curb, went into a cyclone fence, and then shattered a utility pole. There have been accounts that the Corvette was racing a BMW, but it is unknown if the teens were involved in a race at the time of the accident. It’s a horrible event that no family ever wants to live through. My heart goes out to the bereaved.

Look, I don’t want to get all preachy about this, but some folks really blow off what can be a great aspect of parenting. Helping your kids get the skills they need to drive defensively and really enjoy the art of driving can be a tremendously rewarding experience for everybody. I look forward to taking my children to an advanced driving school, having the instructor turn off all the safety systems and watch them skid around with wild abandon until they are queasy. I would never let my kids get behind the wheel of a high performance car until they have had extensive training and years of real world experience. AutoWeek has taken a lead on providing parents invaluable information about teen driving. If you click here, you’ll be taken to a site where you can register (for free) and then gain access to AutoWeek’s downloadable Teen Driving PDFs.

source: kcbs
stock photo, not the actual vehicle involved in the crash

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