A Davidson teen has miraculously escaped serious injury and death after a fiery crash on Interstate 85 Southbound near mile marker 98.

According to Troopers, the 19-tear-old teen’s car experienced tire failure, wet off the side of the road, crashed into an embankment and caught fire.

The teen was initially trapped inside the car, but was able to free himself by climbing out of the back window.

Luckily no other cars were involved the crash.

The traffic accident rates for people ages 16-19 are higher than those for any other age group on the road. Primary risk factors for young drivers include poor hazard detection, low risk perception, risk taking, not wearing seat belts, alcohol and drugs, and night driving.  It’s important for teen drivers to be aware of these risks and the proper safety precautions that need to be taken to mitigate them.  If you or a family member is involved in an accident, the trusted Accident Attorneys of Robert J. Reeves P.C. will be there to pave your successful road to recovery.  Call today at 803-554-4157 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.