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Teen dies crashing into sign that warns of speeding

Tuesday, March 25, 2014by  Jon Osterberg

“Sad irony” describes a March 22 traffic crash that killed a driver and left three teens injured.
   Police say a 19-year-old male was driving too fast for snowy conditions in Calgary, passing other cars and weaving in and out of lanes. He lost control and his car left the road, crossed the median, and smashed a sign post.
   The sign on the post warned that speeding increases the risk of injury or death by 73%.
   Fire crews had to pull all four occupants from the car. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while his passengers – age 15, 16, and 17 – were rushed to the hospital.
   The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that in 2012, the fatality rate for American teenage male drivers was more than twice as high as for teenage female drivers and teen passengers of both genders.

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