This isn’t the first time that a Bay County student has been killed in a wreck on their off campus lunch break.
Because of this accident, authorities want to remind everyone to be aware of other drivers on the road and to be extremely cautious, especially near schools.
“Teen drivers are very inexperienced drivers. They’re more susceptible to crashes out of all drivers out on the road just based on inexperience,” said Lt. Eddie Elmore, Florida Highway Patrol.
Authorities said that while there are many distractions with driving.. a lot of teenage accidents are due to a lack of experience.
“With inexperienced drivers, they don’t pick up on the hazards that might be coming,” said Elmore.