A teenager was killed in a four-car crash that may have been caused by street racing, according to CBS Denver. Two care were driving east on Jewell Avenue, well above the speed limit, when they crashed with two other vehicles near the intersection of Jewell and Sheridan. One of the vehicles was a van, carrying five passengers, all family members, including a teenage boy who was thrown from the van and died at the scene. Witnesses say that one of the cars that was racing left the scene of the accident. In addition to the boy who was killed, the driver of a Honda Civic was also hospitalized after the collision.
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Each year, over 30,000 people are killed in car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.More than 400 of those fatalities come right here in Colorado. There are numerous causes of these tragedies, but unfortunately, a large number of them are caused by the negligence of one or more drivers. In simple terms, negligence means doing something that a reasonable person wouldn’t do. This may include drunk driving or DUI, racing on public streets, running red lights, or any number of any things that are unsafe and put others at risk. The victims of negligent driving often suffer serious injury or die, simply because one person made a terrible decision.