Another Teenage Driving Tragedy

Posted on: January 21st, 2011       Attorney Thomas Newell

On Jan. 16, 2011, a 2 car crash in Lebanon County PA killed 4 students from Manheim Central High School. All four teenagers were members of the school’s football team. This fatal accident took place on Mount Wilson Road in South Londonderry Township. News reports state that the teenagers were occupants of a Chevy Cobalt which lost control and slid sideways into the oncoming travel lane.

A Mercedes Benz struck the out of control Chevy broadside propelling it off of the road. Three of the teenagers were declared dead at the scene of the Lancaster County car accident. A fourth occupant later died at Hershey Medical Center. Allegations have arisen that the 4 teenagers were filming a video they intended to post on YouTube of their car speeding over a dip in the Lancaster County road. Prosecutors may request search warrants to review the cell phones of the 4 deceased occupants of the automobile.

As a Pennsylvania auto accident attorney, I have been a strong advocate for placing tighter restrictions on the number of occupants a teenage driver can have in his/her car. The fatality rates increase with each additional passenger. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a PA car crash, please call me immediately at 800-980-4842. I provide a free home consultation. Information regarding my 30 years of representing PA personal injury victims can be found at