Rich parents, listen up: This is why a Lamborghini should never be your child’s first car. An adolescent crashed his Lamborghini after reportedly driving at breakneck speeds of 120mph, killing a lady. Monique Muñoz, 32, died in a two-car accident in California last Wednesday afternoon. The receptionist was left crushed in the collision’s wreck and passed away when the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on site.
The teenage driver — whose identity is protected due to his juvenile status — underwent trivial injuries.
Police said no arrests had been made as of Saturday in accordance with the collision but confirmed velocity was unquestionably a factor in the killing of Mrs. Muñoz.
In the near future, Munoz, a receptionist, was set to attend university to study law before her hopes were cut all too short.
Woman’s Family Petitioning LAPD To Make Arrest
“The child had a heart of gold, never hurt anybody, did everything right,” stated Munoz’s stepfather, Mr. Isaac Cardona calling for the arrest of the reckless driver who murdered his stepdaughter.
“Kids racing down the street in a Lamborghini, 17 years old in a Lamborghini doing 120 miles per hour, hits and kills her. Senseless,” the grieving relative told CBS Los Angeles.
“I want him prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” he continued.
Cardona also reportedly informed ABC7: “An officer answered her phone because we were calling and calling, wondering where she was at because she should have been home.”
Some of Monique’s loved ones started a GoFundMe page to cover the funeral costs. The GoFundMe has since gathered over $32,000 of the original $20,000 goal.
Over the weekend, friends and relatives of Monique organized a memorial at the crash spot.
The Deadly Rise of Teenagers with Exotic Cars
To teens all over the US, learning to drive is a badge of honor. Another story altogether is learning to drive in an exotic car. Most teens learn to drive in ordinary family vehicles. More parents are buying their teenagers’ first cars, however. In reality, Auto Trader conducted a parents’ survey and found that only 14% obtained a car from their family while 41 %, however, said that they purchased their child’s first car.
The rise of parents buying cars for their children is the product of social trends, prices and jobs, and a number of other factors. Having a teenager work hard for a supercar, however, is not the only thing that a parent might do. There are no free passes in life after all, right? In reality, there are teenagers driving cars around the world that cost more than your home and they have never worked a day in their lives to afford these cars.
Many of these teenagers are given their exotic dream cars only because they are the children of wealthy parents who are ultra-rich. Most of these kids are actually blessed with their powerful exotic cars before they could even drive legally.
Factors That Make Teen Drivers Among The Most Dangerous
In a report, the CDC calls out several risk factors when juveniles are behind the wheel. Teen drivers are more likely than older ones to have collisions on the road. Yet a graphic review of national drunk driving statistics places the difference in stark contrast and shows that the new law to lower the maximum blood alcohol level could save their lives.
According to the CDC, Teens are more likely to underestimate or not be able to detect unsafe conditions than older drivers. Teens are much more likely to make crucial judgment mistakes that can lead to major accidents than adults.
Nighttime and Weekend Driving
In 2018, between 9 pm and 6 am, 37 percent of motor vehicle accident deaths occurred with teen drivers behind the wheel and passengers between ages 13 and 19, and half of the accidents occurred on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Not Using Seat Belts
Teens and young adults also have the worst seat belt use rates compared with any other age group. In 2019, while sitting in a vehicle driven by someone else, 43.1 percent of U.S. high school students did not wear a seat belt.
About half of the young drivers and passengers aged 16–19 years who died in traffic accidents in 2018 were unrestrained from their seat belts at the time of the accident.
For all drivers, distraction adversely affects driving efficiency, but for young, novice drivers, it can be extremely risky.
Adolescents are more likely to accelerate and allow narrower headways than older drivers (the space from the front of one car to the front of the next vehicle).
In 2018, there was speeding for 30% of male drivers aged 15 and 20 years and 18% of female drivers aged 15 and 20 years who were implicated in fatal accidents. When compared with all other age classes, these were the largest percentages by gender.
Regardless of alcohol consumption, passengers younger than 26 cause the most car deaths in the United States. Yet 21%, more than other age categories, of young drivers involved in a deadly collision had some alcohol in their system. Although a small amount of alcohol will disrupt the ability of a person to focus or do two tasks at once, studies have found. One or two drinks for less-skilled drivers will induce the lack of rationality and response time that results in a fatal accident.
Every year, more than 6,600 intoxicated drivers are involved in fatal accidents, causing about 10,000 individuals to die. About half of those incidents are exacerbated by vehicles at or below 0.16 % blood alcohol content.
California law is surprisingly relaxed on teenagers driving exotic cars. After analyzing the abovementioned statistics, I think it is fair to call for a change in legislation for juvenile drivers. I propose that teenagers should only be legally able to drive cars below a certain torque and horsepower limit after the age of 21.
Handing a 17-year-old a Lamborghini should be treated equally seriously as buying a deadly weapon.
How do you feel about the latest trend where teens are learning to drive in exotic cars?