But when it happens to young people it is always troubling.
Early Saturday morning a Honda Accord moving at a high rate of speed left the mist covered and slick McKee Road road in South Charlotte. The small car slid sideways across the lush grass shoulder and hit a fairly small tree splitting the car in half.
The 17 year old driver was severely injured the 14 year old passenger riding next to him would die at the scene within a few minutes. The three girls in the back seat who were not wearing seat belts escaped serious injury, with only one remaining hospitalized Saturday afternoon.
CMPD stated that neither drugs or alcohol appear to be factors.
Speed, the slick well traveled road and darkness at 4 am combined with an inexperienced driver however seem to be the logical cause.
The question, do these kids even have parents? In a world on instant communication why did their parents not know where their children were at 4 in the morning?