Learner’s Permit Driver Crashes, 2 Killed
In an unfortunate incident, mother and sibling were killed in an accident when a minor girl with learner’s license crashes her car at the Interstate 80. Sabrina Watkins (39) and Nataija Watkins (11) were killed in the accident. The duo was from Des Moines. The sports care GMC Envoy drifted into a ditch after the driver tried to correct a truck. The accident happened at around 12.30pm just 35 miles from Des Moines East, and informed Iowa State Patrol. The deceased Natajia was not wearing a seat belt during the crash informed Ludwig report.
The spokesperson Amanda Lewis of Des Moines Public Schools district informed that the families of the students were provided with contact numbers for counseling assistance. Sister of Natajia, Natasha Wilkins was injured in the accident, and she was not wearing a seat belt either. The driver BryNeisha Watkins (14) was admitted to the Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The condition of two survivors is still unknown. The reason for losing control is not attributed to texting according to Ludwig. The high center of gravity of the SUV is the reason for the rollover as reported by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on SUV crashes. Moreover, the weather was pleasant and no there was no rain on Tuesday.
BryNeisha had a driver’s license, and it is legal in Iowa to provide learner’s license to minors with the permission or parents or guardians. The license was given in July and is valid informed Iowa’s Motor Vehicle Division. The guardian must be a family member and over 21 years of age. As per the rules at the age of 16 the driver can qualify for intermediate license and can drive without adult supervision early hours.
Speaking on this Melissa Spiegel informed that it is important to instruct the new drivers on driving carefully and also on what to expect while operating the car. It is best to practice during daytime and when the weather is pleasant. As per rules, children below the age of 14 are instructed to wear seat belts. This can help avoid accidents and can be instrumental for safe driving informs Melissa Spiegel, spokeswomen of Iowa’s Motor Vehicle Division.
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